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March 26, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined his fellow LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus Co-Chairs Deb Haaland (NM-01) and Sharice Davids (KS-03) in sending a letter to Ambassador Deborah Birx, Coordinator of the White House’s Coronavirus Response Task Force. The letter, outlines the significant concerns facing the LGBTQ community in the face of the coronavirus crisis and asks Dr. Birx to issue a clear statement that resources are provided to the public in response to the crisis without discrimination. The letter was signed by 87 Members of the LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus.
February 28, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—This week, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, held a hearing on the ways the Trump Administration is undermining LGBTQ rights.
February 27, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Below is Rep. Jamie Raskin’s, Chairman of the Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at today’s hearing on the ways the Trump Administration is undermining LGBTQ rights.
February 26, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—On Thursday, February 27, 2020, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, will hold a hearing on the ways the Trump Administration is undermining LGBTQ rights.
February 13, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congresswoman Jackie Speier’s (D-CA) H.J.Res.79 by a bipartisan vote of 232 to 183 to facilitate timely ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U.S. Constitution. Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) is one of 224 bipartisan cosponsors of the Resolution.
January 17, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and 52 House colleagues in demanding an explanation of the Trump Administration's decision to recall Daniel Foote, U.S. Ambassador to Zambia.
January 10, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (Md.-08) joined Representative Susie Lee (Nev.-03) and 70 House colleagues in urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to reject Lawrence VanDyke’s judicial nomination to the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. The Senate is expected to vote on Mr. VanDyke’s judicial nomination this Thursday, Dec. 12.   

November 25, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) in introducing the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) of 2019 with 120 additional House cosponsors.
October 4, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congresswomen Lois Frankel (FL-21) and Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) and more than 50 additional colleagues in sending a letter to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) opposing its decision to halt progress towards closing the gender and racial wage gap.
September 13, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Reps. Jamie Raskin (MD-8), Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), and the House Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus wrote to Acting Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella and President Trump to oppose the gutting of an Obama-era Exeuctive Order that protects all federal contractors from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.