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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.
(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.
August 1, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) in sending a letter to Acting Director Matthew Albence at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regarding inhumane and illegal treatment of transgender asylum seekers
June 11, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) and fellow LGBT Equality Caucus colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressing concern about the State Department’s rejection of requests by U.S. Embassies to fly rainbow flags in honor of LGBT Pride Month.
June 6, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin joined his fellow Congressional Equality Caucus colleagues in sending a letter demanding the Trump Administration halt its discriminatory interpretation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The letter comes after the Department of State quietly changed its application of the INA to deny citizenship to children born to U.S. Citizens outside of the country through assisted reproductive practices.
May 21, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Rep. Donald McEachin (VA-04) and more than 50 colleagues in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer urging them to reject the nomination of Howard Nielson to serve as a United States District Judge for the District of Utah.
May 13, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today Congressman Jamie Raskin joined 44 House colleagues in calling on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to reinstate protections for transgender students.
March 13, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined nearly 240 other Members of Congress in proudly introducing the Equality Act of 2019.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus announced its membership list for the 116th Congress today. With eight openly LGBT Co-Chairs, eighteen Vice Chairs, and 155 total members, this is the largest LGBT Equality Caucus in the history of the U.S. House of Representatives.
March 7, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, DC.) – Rep. Jamie Raskin issued the following statement after the House passed, with bipartisan support, H.Res.183 condemning anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim-bigotry, and all forms of discrimination and racism: