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October 30, 2020 Press Release
ROCKVILLE, M.D. – As National Book Month concludes, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today announced the launch of his first annual Raskin’s Readers program to encourage elementary school students (K-5) and their families to continue their reading journeys.
October 8, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) announced $100,000 in federal funding for Maryland Public Television (MPT) to develop personalized learning experiences for children, especially those in low-income communities. Funding comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Ready to Learn (RTL) Grant Program.
September 14, 2020 Press Release
U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone today announced $1.5 million in federal funding to expand nanotechnology research and training at the University of Maryland, College Park.
August 20, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) announced that Mount St. Mary’s University, in partnership with Montgomery College and Frederick Community College, will receive $899,926 to support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) degree completion and job placement for low-income, high-achieving undergraduates. The program will focus on transfer student success, providing scholarships and academic, social, and professional development support services.
August 17, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and U.S. Representatives Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) wrote to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue urging the extension of school nutrition waivers for the 2020-2021 school year to ensure children have access to healthy meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 10, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined Representatives Collin C. Peterson (D-MN), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX), co-chairs of the 4-H Congressional Caucus, in sending a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey, and Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Kay Granger to request additional resources for youth development organizations to continue supporting children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 10, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) announced $6,461,772 in federal funding for early childhood education in Montgomery County, Maryland. Awards include new funding for Montgomery County ($5,008,065) through the Head Start program and continuation funding for the Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants & Young Children in Rockville ($1,453,707) through the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership.
July 10, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - As school districts formulate plans to potentially reopen schools in autumn, Congressman Jamie Raskin joined 80 Members of the House, led by Reps. Eliot L. Engel and Cathy McMorris Rodgers, in calling on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to increase research on the impact of coronavirus on children.
May 30, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Yesterday, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD), members of the Congressional Task Force on Digital Citizenship, hosted a virtual roundtable discussion on screen addiction and the pressures felt by many to be part of virtual communities, especially children and young adults. Wexton and Raskin were joined in the roundtable by Jon Hyatt, Director of “Screened Out”; Jim Steyer, founder of Common Sense Media; Dr. Michael Rich, Director of the Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH) at Boston Children’s Hospital; and Dr. Jenny Radesky, M.D., a pediatrician and expert on children and media at the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.
May 5, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) in introducing legislation to provide $25,000 in either student loan debt relief or education benefits to essential workers and their family members. The Opportunities for Heroes Act recognizes the contributions made by a diverse set of workers, including firefighters and first responders, health care providers, grocery store employees, transportation workers, and more, to help Americans through the COVID-19 health emergency.