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March 6, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Government Operations Subcommittee, and Representatives John Sarbanes (D-MD) and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) in introducing the Telework Metrics and Cost Savings Act, H.R. 6108, legislation to expand federal telework. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) introduced companion legislation in the Senate.
February 11, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) led 85 Members in opposing the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) proposed rule that would make it more difficult for unionized federal workers to obtain effective representation during the EEOC employment discrimination complaint process.
February 7, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)— Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) and 106 Members of Congress in writing to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar urging the Department to return to the bargaining table and negotiate employment contracts in good faith with unions representing HHS employees.
January 31, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Congresswoman Martha Roby (R-AL) today introduced bipartisan legislation to allow certain senior employees in the Judicial Branch to carry over up to 90 days of annual leave each year.

January 28, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) in reintroducing the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, which would provide federal employees a 3.5% pay increase in 2021.
December 4, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (VA-11), and Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-AL), John Sarbanes (MD-03), Don Beyer (VA-08), Anthony Brown (MD-04), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), David Trone (MD-06), and Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) sent a letter to the Chairs of the Armed Services Committees, who are leading the conference committee working to reconcile the House- and Senate-passed versions of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
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.