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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland


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October 16, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Rep. Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Immigration Task Force, and 79 colleagues in urging Attorney General William Barr to withdraw a petition to decertify the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ), the labor union of federal immigration judges.
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 13, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Reps. Jamie Raskin (MD-8), Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), and the House Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus wrote to Acting Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella and President Trump to oppose the gutting of an Obama-era Exeuctive Order that protects all federal contractors from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
September 11, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) in introducing legislation to prohibit the relocation of any federal department or agency headquarters outside of the National Capital Region (NCR) without congressional approval.
September 5, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) led 217 Members in urging House leaders to protect federal workers’ collective bargaining rights as they finalize appropriations legislation for Fiscal Year 2020.
August 8, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)-Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Rep. Andy Levin (MI-09) today in sending a letter to President Trump expressing their opposition to the nomination of Eugene Scalia to be the next Secretary of Labor.
July 18, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) voted in favor of the Raise the Wage Act, landmark legislation to gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 over six years, which passed the House by a vote of 231-199. According to independent economic analysis, the bill would increase pay for up to 33 million American workers, including nearly 44,000 workers in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.
July 16, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) joined U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) in sending a bicameral letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue about the proposed relocation of the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
July 12, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement after Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced his resignation:
July 12, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Rep. Raskin voted in favor of H.R. 1327, the “Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alverez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act,” which passed the House by a vote of 402-12. The bipartisan legislation extends the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) until 2092, similar to the timeline of the World Trade Center Health Program, and reverses all cuts in compensation for both current and future claims.