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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Environment, Energy & Agriculture

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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.
September 5, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD-08) joined Rep. Andy Levin (D-MI-09), Dan Kildee (D-MI-05), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12) in sending a letter that was signed by more than 160 bipartisan House members asking National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2019 conferees to retain House and Senate provisions that address PFAS contamination and cleanup.
August 23, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) led a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue opposing the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) decision to dramatically reduce the federal buyouts offered to Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) employees who have opted against relocating to the Kansas City Region.
August 22, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin and U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) announced $6,135,835 in federal funding for ocean education and outreach efforts. The funding, awarded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will go to the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation in Silver Spring, Maryland.
August 1, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) led a letter to Comptroller General Gene Dodaro of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) seeking an explanation of the hiring freeze at the National Weather Service (NWS), despite full funding and specific direction from Congress to fill hundreds of critical vacancies.
August 1, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – In response to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposal to weaken criticial health and environmental protections against coal ash contamination, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Steve Cohen (TN-09), Bobby Rush (IL-01), John Sarbanes (MD-03), and David Price (NC-04) in writing to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler pressing for an explanation of the Agency's failure to address pervasive water contamination due to unsafe coal ash disposal.
July 16, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) joined U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) in sending a bicameral letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue about the proposed relocation of the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
June 26, 2019 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that her amendment to prohibit the General Services Administration (GSA) from using its funds to relocate the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) or the Economic Research Service (ERS) outside of the National Capital Region passed the House of Representatives. The House also voted to prohibit USDA from using its funds to relocate these agencies outside of the National Capital

June 18, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the relocation of the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to the Kansas City Region: