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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Civil Rights & Civil Liberties

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October 16, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent letters to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) referring public reports of alleged financial wrongdoing by the National Rifle Association (NRA).
October 16, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, announced that Ken Cuccinelli, the Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and Matthew T. Albence, the Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), have agreed to testify voluntarily before the Subcommittee on Thursday, October 24, 2019.
October 4, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Co-Chairs of the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), and Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Representatives Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) in sending a letter to the Department of Labor expressing opposition to the Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ proposed rule entitled, “Implementing Legal Requirements Regarding the Equal Opportunity Clause’s Religious Exemption.”
September 30, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, sent a letter asking Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire to provide information about how the Intelligence Community (IC) is defending the nation against the growing threat of transnational, white supremacist terrorism.
September 20, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, issued the following joint statement in response to the release by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) of its Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence after multiple hearings violent white supremacy:
September 19, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congresswomen Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and 58 House colleagues in sending a letter to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson strongly denouncing anti-LGBTQ changes made to the 2019 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).
September 19, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, issued public statements after receiving word that the Trump Administration appears to have reversed its misguided policy of deporting critically ill children and their families.
September 18, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent a letter demanding that Acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli and Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence personally testify at a hearing on September 26, 2019, after the Trump Administration blocked their lower-level employees from answering questions on the policy to deport critically ill children and their families.
September 16, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Ted Deutch, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism, and Rep. Max Rose, Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism, and Reps. Stephen F. Lynch and Jamie Raskin, Chairmen of the Oversight and Reform Subcommittees on National Security and Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, issued the following statement on this week’s hearings on the transnational terrorist threat of white nationalist terrorism:
September 12, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)— Congressman Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, held an emergency hearing entitled “The Administration’s Apparent Revocation of Medical Deferred Action for Critically Ill Children” focused on the Trump Administration’s decision to end consideration of requests to defer deportation, including for children with critical illnesses.