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February 11, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.-08) joined Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.-47), Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Representative Katherine Clark (D-Mass.-5), and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) in introducing the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020, legislation that would phase out unnecessary single-use plastic products, hold corporations accountable for wasteful products, reduce wasteful packaging, and reform our broken waste and recycling collection system.
January 29, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA), Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Matt Cartwright (D-PA) and 35 House Democrats in writing to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) expressing serious concerns over a recent FERC order that would change the market structure for the nation’s largest electricity market, PJM Interconnection (PJM).
January 27, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) today joined Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Rob Wittman (R-Va.) in introducing the Chesapeake Bay Science, Education and Ecosystem Enhancement (SEEE) Act, a bipartisan bill that strengthens Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts by supporting ongoing work at the local, state and federal levels to boost Bay health, manage fisheries, restore habitats and award environmental education grants to better connect students to the Bay.
January 23, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), House Natural Resources Committee (HNRC) Chair Raúl Grijalva (AZ-03), Congressman Jared Huffman (CA-02), and 44 House colleagues in sending a letter to Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary David Bernhardt calling for the DOI to reverse recent administration moves to open vast areas of Alaskan wilderness to oil and gas development.
January 10, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and 18 colleagues in sending a bicameral letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler urging the EPA to clarify its position on the enforcement of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) pollution reduction targets.
January 7, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) today joined Reps. John Sarbanes (D-Md.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), and Harley Rouda (D-Calif.) in urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw a proposed rule that would undermine the ability of states and tribal communities to set strong water quality standards that protect drinking water and improve the health of local rivers, streams and aquatic wildlife. 

December 6, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13), and Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (OH-11) and more than 100 House Democrats in introducing the Protect SNAP Act, legislation to prevent the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from implementing stricter work requirements under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
November 25, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO) and more than 70 additional Members of Congress in urging the Trump Administration to keep in place a key Obama-era rule that is working to keep a highly-potent pollutant, known to fuel the ongoing climate crisis, out of our atmosphere.
November 21, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON,D.C.)—Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined U.S. Representatives Paul D. Tonko (D-NY), Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH) and Energy & Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and more than 220 bipartisan Members of Congress in calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to negotiate in good faith with union representatives at the EPA during the ongoing labor dispute.
November 1, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Representative Huffman (D-CA) and 47 Members of Congress in sending a letter urging the House Appropriators to protect the American taxpayer and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by holding the Trump Administration accountable to the fiscal promises made in the Republican tax bill.