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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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November 1, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined 86 of his Congressional Progressive Caucus colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to bicameral leadership urging the inclusion of retroactive compensation for federal contractors affected by the 2018-2019 government shutdown in any year-end spending deal.
October 4, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Co-Chairs of the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), and Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Representatives Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) in sending a letter to the Department of Labor expressing opposition to the Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ proposed rule entitled, “Implementing Legal Requirements Regarding the Equal Opportunity Clause’s Religious Exemption.”
September 5, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) led 217 Members in urging House leaders to protect federal workers’ collective bargaining rights as they finalize appropriations legislation for Fiscal Year 2020.
July 17, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Congressmen Jamie Raskin, Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersburger, John P. Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone and U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) on Tuesday hosted key leaders of federal worker unions to discuss the Trump administration’s ongoing campaign against civil servants and federal workers.
July 10, 2019 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) applauded the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act's (NDAA) inclusion of a bipartisan amendment providing 12 weeks of paid family medical leave to federal workers to care for themselves and their families. The amendment reflects language in H.R.

June 26, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Last week, Congressman Jamie Raskin signed a letter to the Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service) expressing their opposition to ongoing efforts to relocate 79 employees in Hyattsville, MD and Washington, DC to Parkersburg, WV.
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.) – Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) in sending a letter to Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Margaret Weichert outlining their concerns that the Trump Administration is failing to hire and retain employees with targeted disabilities at rates outlined by an Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) initiative.
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:
May 10, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Reps. David Trone (D-MD), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), and Van Taylor (R-TX) in sending a bipartisan letter to the Trump Administration's Office of Personnel Management (OPM) expressing strong concerns over a proposed rule that would require individuals applying to work for the federal government to indicate whether they have participated in a pretrial diversion program.