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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Foreign Affairs & Human Rights

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January 24, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) announced that he is an original cosponsor of the bipartisan House resolution commemorating 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz.
December 17, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03), Barbara Lee (CA-13), and Ilhan Omar (MN-05) and 13 additional Members of Congress in sending a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin expressing deep concern on the impact that U.S. sanctions are having on access to medicine in Iran—particularly for individuals suffering from chronic, advanced, or rare diseases.
December 3, 2019 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Executive Committee Member of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, today issued the following statement in response to news reports of Kurdish prisoner Selahattin Demirtaş’ hospitalization:

November 20, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Following massive protests across Chile and the repressive measures taken by the Chilean government over recent weeks, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) and 17 fellow Members of Congress in calling for the defense of the fundamental rights of the Chilean people and encouraging the pursuit of peaceful, democratic dialogue.
November 11, 2019 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot L. Engel (D-NY) and 15 additional House Members in pressing President Trump to rescind his invitation to Turkish President Erdogan to visit the White House. In a bipartisan letter, the Members underscored that Erdogan’s bloody campaign in Syria has destabilized the region and endangered U.S. national security.

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October 18, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) announced that he is sponsoring and calling for the release of Kurdish political prisoner Selahattin Demirtaş through the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission’s Defending Freedoms Project.
October 2, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)— Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03) and 14 additional colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressing their deep concern for the safety and security of human rights activists after the government’s declaration of a state of siege on September 7th.
August 30, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Rep. Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, this week in urging Vice President Pence to address critical erosions of democracy in his upcoming trip to Poland. In a letter, the members pressed the Vice President to emphasize the importance of shared democratic values to the U.S.-Poland relationship in his meetings with Polish government leaders.
August 7, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) led 15 Members of Congress in urging Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to respond to the alarming case of two prominent human rights lawyers in India who have been targeted by the government for criminal investigation and harassment because of their defense of human rights.
August 6, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. TJ Cox (CA-21) and Brad Sherman (CA-30) and more than 80 bipartisan colleagues in defending The HALO Trust’s demining program in the Republic of Artsakh.