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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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January 19, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) is an original cosponsor of the bipartisan Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act, legislation to guarantee back pay to furloughed workers in the event of a government shutdown. Funding for the federal government expires at midnight.

The legislation, introduced by Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Rob Wittman (R-VA), would guarantee that no federal employees would lose pay if a government shutdown occurs. Raskin represents more than 80,000 government employees across Maryland’s 8th District.

January 18, 2018 Press Release
​(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, a bipartisan group of Members introduced the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act (CAA Reform Act). Led by Committee on House Administration Chairman Gregg Harper (MS-3), the CAA Reform Act is cosponsored by Committee Ranking Member Robert Brady (PA-1), and the Members of the Committee on House Administration, Representatives Rodney Davis (IL-13), Barbara Comstock (VA-10), Mark Walker (NC-6), Adrian Smith (NE-3), Barry Loudermilk (GA-11), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), and Jamie Raskin (MD-8). In addition, the bill is cosponsored by Representatives Bradley Byrne (AL-1), Jackie Speier (CA-14), Susan Brooks (IN-5), and Ted Deutch (FL-22).
August 28, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), along with U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Congressmen John Sarbanes (MD-03), John K. Delaney (MD-06), Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) praised action by the Federal Transit Administration to sign the Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) with the Maryland Transit Administration for the Maryland National Capital Purple Line project.

July 26, 2017 In The News

The House on Wednesday night rejected, 116-309, an amendment that would have eliminated one-third of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

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June 15, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11), and more than 100 House Democrats sent a letter to Speaker Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi opposing President Trump’s proposal to gut pensions and pay for federal workers.

May 23, 2017 In The News

Maryland politicians on Tuesday condemned President Donald Trump’s newly released budget proposal, which would slash research funding at agencies such as the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda.

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May 3, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement on the Omnibus Appropriations Package for Fiscal Year 2017 (H.R. 244), which passed the House of Representatives today:

May 2, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) released the annual People’s Budget today. The Congressional Progressive Caucus’s People’s Budget: A Roadmap for the Resistance reinvests in American families, prioritizing funding for education, health care, jobs and clean air and water. The People’s Budget puts political and economic power back in the hands of the people.

April 4, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Equal Pay Day marks the date when the average woman’s wage finally catches up to the average men’s wage made in the previous year. On average, women working full-time, year-round still earn only 80 cents for every dollar earned by men. According to the National Women’s Law Center, Maryland women who are employed full-time will lose $398,240 over the course of their careers due to the gender pay gap.