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July 2, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)— Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, applauded the D.C. Circuit’s en banc decision in Allegheny Defense Project v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC):
July 1, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis has released a comprehensive congressional action plan for solving America’s climate crisis. This framework for building a robust green economy and creating clean energy jobs includes key provisions championed by Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08).
June 19, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Reps. Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Matt Cartwright (PA-08), and Mike Levin (CA-49) and180 lawmakers in requesting economic relief for the clean energy industry, which has been severely hit by the COVID-19 crisis.
June 18, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Donald McEachin (VA-04), Nanette Barragán (CA-44), Mike Levin (CA-49), Lisa Blunt Rochester (Del-At Large) and Katie Porter (CA-45) and more than 70 colleagues in urging the Trump Administration to immediately withdraw an Executive Order that seeks to allow development projects to bypass key environmental reviews that are required by law. These reviews are intended to protect communities across this country from potential adverse environmental effects.
June 16, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined more than 120 House Democrats in urging congressional leadership to include protections and financial assistance for farmworkers in future legislation to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter led by Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) members Reps. Jim Costa (CA-16) and Salud Carbajal (CA-24), lawmakers provide key policy recommendations to ensure future coronavirus related legislation includes protections for farmworkers. Support for farmworkers is vital for our food supply and public health.
June 11, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)— Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, issued the following statement after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced it will no longer authorize construction activities for natural gas pipelines until the agency acts on the merits of challenges from private landowners and other stakeholders:
June 4, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) and 17 progressive House colleagues in sending a letter to Brazil’s Congressional President Rodrigo Maia in an effort to protect sacred lands from corporate land grabs. The letter comes at a moment in time when the Brazilian Congress considers PL 2633/2020, known as the “Land Grabbers Law,” which would legalize the theft of millions of hectares of public and indigenous land that continues to be illegally invaded and deforested.
June 4, 2020 Press Release
Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Bob Casey (D-PA), along with Representatives John P. Sarbanes (D-MD) and Bobby Scott (D-VA) and members representing the Chesapeake Bay region in a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging continued investment in the health of the Chesapeake Bay.
May 11, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin joined Chesapeake Bay delegation members in urging Bay Watershed Governors Larry Hogan (R-Md.), Tom Wolf (D-Penn.), John Carney (D-Del.), Ralph Northam (D-Va.), and Jim Justice (R-W-Va.), and Mayor Muriel Bowser (D-D.C.) to maintain rigorous environmental standards crucial to the health of the Bay, despite the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to relax enforcement of these standards. In their letter, the Members also ask the states and the District of Columbia to provide an update on their current actions to ensure proper enforcement.
May 7, 2020 Press Release

 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) in introducting the House companion to the Farm System Reform Act, previously introduced by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) in the Senate.