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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Environment, Energy & Agriculture

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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.
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.
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.”