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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland


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January 16, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today Representatives Jared Huffman (CA-02) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08), founders of the Congressional Freethought Caucus, issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s guidance on prayer in public schools:
December 19, 2019 Press Release
(ROCKVILLE, M.D.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today announced the winner of his 2019 Congressional App Challenge: a team of Montgomery Blair High School students, Matthew Castertano, Andrew Healey, and Aaron Chyatte, who won for their submission, “Search Party.”
November 21, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin joined Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (all D-Md.) and Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.) in writing to Defense Secretary Mark Esper to raise serious objections to any proposed cuts to the budget of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). Based in Bethesda, Md., USU is a part of the military academy system and is the only medical and nursing school in the country that is dedicated to military and combat medicine.
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.

The lawmakers wrote: