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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Education

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November 12, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin joined House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján, Congressman Jimmy Gomez, and additional House Members in introducing bipartisan legislation to support student veterans and address wage disparities.
October 7, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Chair of the House Oversight Committee Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09), Vice Chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, today sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos expressing concern about the Department’s efforts to censor viewpoints that are critical of its work.
October 4, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Katie Porter (CA-45) and Gerry Connolly (VA-11) and more than 40 additional House colleagues in demanding answers from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos following a recent report that the Department, under her leadership, has denied 99 percent of public service workers the debt relief that they earned.
August 22, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) announced today that his congressional office will host a district-wide Congressional App Challenge for middle and high school students, inviting them to learn how to code and create their own original software application, or “app”, for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.
August 7, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Representatives Steny Hoyer, Anthony Brown, and Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) issued the following statement announcing $296,041 in funding for a collaborative project between the University of Maryland (UMD) College Park, Montgomery College, and Prince George’s Community College from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
June 15, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined  Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) and more than 25 House colleagues in sending a letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy Devos and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar calling attention to the mental health crisis disproportionately affecting Latina/x students in the Philadelphia region and nationwide.
May 17, 2019 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva and 13 colleagues in sending a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos expressing concern about the lack of oversight of the U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program (CSP). According to a recent report on the CSP, hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars were awarded to charter schools that never opened or opened and closed within a short period of time.

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May 13, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today Congressman Jamie Raskin joined 44 House colleagues in calling on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to reinstate protections for transgender students.
January 9, 2019 Press Release
​(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, together with U.S. Representatives Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5), Elijah E. Cummings (MD-7), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-2), John P. Sarbanes (MD-3), Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-1), Anthony Brown (MD-4), Jamie Raskin (MD-8) and David Trone (MD-6) announced today that Maryland has been awarded $10.6 million through the Preschool Development Grants Birth through Five program to conduct a statewide, comprehensive birth through age five needs assessment for Maryland’s children
December 5, 2018 Press Release
(ROCKVILLE, MD) – Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08) announced the winners of his 2018 Congressional App Challenge today: Montgomery Blair High School students Marie Brodsky and Suveena Sreenilaya and Herbert Hoover Middle School student Joseph Brodsky, who won for their team submission, “TimeFlies.”