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March 24, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Whistleblower Protection Caucus Co-Chairs Congresswomen Jackie Speier (CA-14) and Kathleen M. Rice (NY-4) and Representatives Nydia M. Velázquez (NY-07), Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-at-large), and Ro Khanna (CA-17) in urging Attorney General William Barr to establish a task force to monitor and investigate violations of the False Claims Act under federal programs supporting the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 24, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) and more than 50 colleagues in urging congressional leadership to prioritize direct relief for low-income and working class Americans, including those whose jobs may have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, in the third emergency aid package.
March 23, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) in introducing the Retirement Protection Act to safeguard Americans’ retirement savings in the midst of the financial crisis brought on by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
March 20, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and 36 colleagues in urging stronger unemployment insurance in the next coronavirus supplement package to help affected workers make ends meet.
March 20, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Gwen Moore (WI-04), Gil Cisneros (CA-39), and Jackie Speier (CA-14) and 30 Members of Congress in urging leaders in the House and Senate to consider providing grants and direct cash in addition to loans to small businesses negatively affected by COVID-19.
March 20, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Mark Pocan (WI-02) in sending a letter to the Speaker of the House of the Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, requesting direct and immediate financial assistance to small businesses, independent contractors, sole proprietors, and gig economy workers in the House’s next legislative package to combat the effects of the coronavirus outbreak.
March 19, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – In response to the Maryland congressional delegation's letter to the Small Business Administration (SBA) urging approval of the state’s request for a disaster declaration from the SBA related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the request was approved.
March 19, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) wrote today to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig urging them to extend the impending April 15th federal tax filing deadline in response to the devastation wrought by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) for millions of taxpayers, businesses, and preparers.
March 19, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and 44 colleagues in calling on the nation’s largest credit card companies to stop collecting interest and waive all late fees until the COVID-19 pandemic has ended.
March 18, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Mark Pocan (WI-02), and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and more than 70 colleagues in sending a letter to the country’s largest home mortgage lenders calling on them to halt all foreclosure proceedings until the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has passed.