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February 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03), Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08), and Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) reintroduced legislation to address the increasing use of religious freedom laws to undermine civil rights protections.

February 23, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) reintroduced their bill today to remove the name of Francis G. Newlands, a late U.S. senator from Nevada who held racist views, from Chevy Chase Circle. The name appears on the fountain and a plaque in the circle. The circle lies partly in the District of Columbia and partly in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District, which Raskin represents, and is managed by the National Park Service.
February 17, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) announced that he will continue serving on the House Judiciary Committee, the Committee on Oversight and Reform, the Committee on House Administration, the Rules Committee, and the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis in the 117th Congress. He was also renamed Chair of the Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
January 16, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and senior Committee Member Jamie Raskin led all Committee Democrats in sending a letter to the Major Cities Chiefs Association requesting help with identifying and preventing the ongoing threat of additional violent attacks in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere over the coming days.
January 12, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) delivered the following statement before the House Rules Committee in support of H. Res. 21, calling on Vice President Michael R. Pence to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments of the Cabinet to activate Section 4 of the 25th Amendment to declare President Donald J. Trump incapable of executing the duties of his office and to immediately exercise powers as acting President. Click here to watch the video:
December 17, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, issued the following statement condemning the Trump Administration’s recent issuance of final and proposed rules that allow for discrimination against LGBTQ+ Americans:
December 15, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairs and senior Members sent a letter to Director Russell Vought, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), demanding a member briefing and documents about the Trump Administration’s cancellation of diversity and anti-racism training in the federal government and organizations that receive federal funds.
December 10, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Yesterday, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, pressed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for failing to protect the rights of landowners whose properties are affected by natural gas projects, and followed up on the investigation and video report the Subcommittee released earlier this year.
December 9, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Below is Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Chairman Jamie Raskin’s opening statement, as prepared for delivery, for today’s hearing entitled, “Pipelines Over People: How FERC Tramples Landowner Rights in Natural Gas Projects." Click here to watch the video.
December 7, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin’s (MD-08) bipartisan House Resolution 512, calling for the global repeal of blasphemy, heresy, and apostasy laws, passed the House of Representatives by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 386-3. The Resolution also calls for the immediate release of religious prisoners of conscience worldwide. As more than 80 countries use blasphemy laws to persecute and imprison religious minorities and dissenters, the House asserted the essential importance of freedom of religion and liberty of conscience globally. Click here to watch Rep. Raskin's floor remarks ahead of the Resolution's passage.