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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Civil Rights & Civil Liberties

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November 21, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)-Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-NJ), Norma J. Torres (D-CA), Bill Foster (D-IL), and Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and more than 100 additional Members of Congress in demanding that the White House fire Senior Advisor to the President Stephen Miller.
October 30, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, held a hearing entitled “The Administration’s Decision to Deport Critically Ill Children and Their Families.”
October 30, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Below is Chairman Jamie Raskin’s statement, as prepared for delivery, at today’s Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties hearing entitled, “The Administration's Decision to Deport Critically Ill Children and Their Families.”
October 29, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, will hold a hearing on “The Administration’s Decision to Deport Critically Ill Children and Their Families.”
October 23, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)— Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, held a hearing entitled, “Examining the Oil Industry’s Efforts to Suppress the Truth about Climate Change.”
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: