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July 6, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Chairman of the Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Rep. Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, issued the following statement after the State Department revealed its plan for releasing a draft report from the Commission on Unalienable Rights.
July 2, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)— Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, applauded the D.C. Circuit’s en banc decision in Allegheny Defense Project v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC):
July 1, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis has released a comprehensive congressional action plan for solving America’s climate crisis. This framework for building a robust green economy and creating clean energy jobs includes key provisions championed by Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08).
June 30, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—On Monday, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, held a briefing on violations of First Amendment rights of protesters and journalists by federal and local law enforcement.
June 29, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Below is Subcommittee Chairman Jamie Raskin’s opening statement, as prepared for delivery, for today’s Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties remote briefing on “The First Amendment Under Attack: Examining Government Violence Against Peaceful Civil Rights Protesters and the Journalists Covering Them.”
June 25, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—On Monday, June 29, at 10:00 a.m., Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, will hold a remote briefing on how the violent treatment of protestors and journalists across the country by federal and local law enforcement have violated the First Amendment.
June 22, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)— On Friday, the Committee on Oversight and Reform held a briefing examining how systemic racism and discrimination deeply rooted in America’s history have led to abusive policing practices, and the long overdue need for reform at the federal level.
June 19, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Below is Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Chairman Jamie Raskin’s prepared opening statement for today’s hearing on “Voices from the Front: An Overdue Reckoning with Structural Racism in Policing”.
June 15, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressmen Hank Johnson (GA-04) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today introduced The Bivens Act, legislation that ensures citizens can recover damages for Constitutional violations committed against them by federal law enforcement officials, including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Justice (DOJ) and federal prison officials.
June 15, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, sent a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) demanding the agencies investigate the reports of white supremacists interfering in peaceful protests, following the Administration’s persistent efforts to blame “Antifa.”