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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Civil Rights & Civil Liberties

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August 16, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) met with Maryland State Senator Susan C. Lee and prominent Chinese and Asian American community leaders to express their shared concerns about the racial profiling of Chinese American scientists and scholars by federal agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and the Department of Justice (DOJ).
August 14, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, member of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent letters to the Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) Hugh J. Hurwitz and Attorney General William P. Barr seeking documents and information regarding the Administration’s July 25, 2019, announcement that the Bureau would resume capital punishment.
August 9, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Oversight Committee’s Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, the Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, sent a letter to the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security requesting documents and a briefing to investigate the recent coordinated immigration enforcement actions, resulting in the arrest of 680 people in Mississippi.
August 9, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – As the nation marks the fifth anniversary of the death of Mike Brown and the beginning of the historic Ferguson uprising, Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Wm. Lacy Clay (MO-01) and Ro Khanna (CA-17) in introducing the PEACE Act, which would change the federal standard for the use of force by federal officers to require that force be used only when necessary to prevent imminent death or serious bodily injury.
August 7, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Tom Malinowski (NJ-07) and Veronica Escobar (TX-16) in sending a letter signed by 45 of their Democratic colleagues calling on House and Senate leadership to take immediate action to address the rising threat posed by white supremacist terrorism.
July 30, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Today Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) led a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan seeking a full explanation of DHS policy and practice of separating children from parents who are HIV positive at the southern border.
July 25, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—This week, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, held a hearing entitled “Beyond the Citizenship Question: Repairing the Damage and Preparing to Count ‘We the People’ in 2020.”
July 22, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, will hold a hearing entitled “Beyond the Citizenship Question: Repairing the Damage and Preparing to Count ‘We the People’ in 2020.”
July 17, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) –Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) issued the following statement after the House passed H.Res. 489, condemning President Trump’s racist comments directed at Members of Congress, by a vote of 240 – 187:
July 11, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Below is Chairman Jamie Raskin’s opening statement, as prepared for delivery, for today’s hearing examining how the Trump Administration’s deterrence policies are creating a humanitarian crisis and jeopardizing the health and safety of the migrant children and families.