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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Economy & Consumer Rights

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October 4, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congresswomen Lois Frankel (FL-21) and Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) and more than 50 additional colleagues in sending a letter to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) opposing its decision to halt progress towards closing the gender and racial wage gap.
September 26, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) and 64 additional Members of Congress in calling out the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for rolling back protections that prevent debt collectors from harassing Americans.
September 11, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) today in reintroducing the Wage Theft Prevention and Wage Recovery Act, comprehensive legislation to crack down on employers who unfairly withhold wages from their employees.
August 27, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, and 100 Members of Congress in sending a letter to Kathy Kraninger, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Consumer Bureau), calling on her to reconsider the Consumer Bureau’s final rule to delay the original August 19, 2019 compliance date for the 2017 Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans Rule (Payday Rule).
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.
May 10, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined 12 other Members of Congress in calling on the Federal Reserve Board to stop the series of recent alarming deregulatory decisions that disregard the potential consequences of imposing high levels of risk on the financial system.
June 14, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Maryland congressional delegation, led by Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-Md.-05), today gathered for a roundtable discussion with experts from the Maryland Center on Economic Policy and Associated Black Charities to discuss potential federal policies that could help close the growing racial wealth gap in Maryland and nationwide.
June 4, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) led a letter with Seth Moulton (D-MA), Founding Member of the Congressional Antitrust Caucus, and the co-chairs and founding members of the Caucus to the Federal Trade Commission requesting a review of how corporate consolidation affects American workers, consumers, and small businesses.

March 19, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today called for an increase in pay for people serving on federal juries, from $40 to $50 per day. This modest raise would be the first increase to federal juror pay in 28 years.

January 22, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement regarding today’s House floor vote on the Continuing Resolution (CR):