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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Environment, Energy & Agriculture

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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.
October 31, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08) and 32 colleagues in honoring Children’s Health Month by calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to halt their efforts to weaken Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS).
October 24, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and more than 30 Members of Congress in sending a bicameral letter urging the leadership of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to block any funding for the relocation of two Department of Agriculture (USDA) research agencies--the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)--in the final Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations bills.
October 23, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)— Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, held a hearing entitled, “Examining the Oil Industry’s Efforts to Suppress the Truth about Climate Change.”
October 23, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Members of Maryland’s congressional delegation, led by Senator Ben Cardin and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, hosted senior officials from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of Maryland on Tuesday for a wide-ranging conversation about the Chesapeake Bay. Attendees included Cardin, Hoyer, Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes and Jamie Raskin.
October 21, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—This Wednesday, October 23, 2019, Congressman Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, will hold a hearing on “Examining the Oil Industry’s Efforts to Suppress the Truth about Climate Change.”
September 19, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congresswoman Katie Hill (CA-25) and more than 100 Democratic colleagues, including 18 Committee Chairs, in sending a letter to President Donald Trump urging that any renegotiated NAFTA deal include binding climate standards as well as a commitment to remain in the Paris Climate Agreement.
September 17, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and 15 additional Members of Congress in sending letters to nearly two dozen multinational corporations and financial firms with business in Brazil, urging them to use their leverage to protect the Amazon Rainforest.
September 17, 2019 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) wrote to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue urging him to reconsider a recently proposed change to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that would hurt Maryland families. Under the proposed rule, an estimated 50,000 Marylanders could lose their SNAP benefits.

September 11, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) voted this week to pass three bills in the U.S. House of Representatives that would protect coastlines in Maryland and across the country, along with the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, from oil and gas drilling.