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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Foreign Affairs & Human Rights

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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.
August 2, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and 42 Members of Congress, including seven committee chairs and the House Majority Whip, in sending a letter today to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan requesting information and transparency on the planned removal of hundreds of Eritreans living in the United States.
July 25, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Representatives Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Mark Meadows (R-NC) introduced a bipartisan Resolution calling for global repeal of blasphemy, heresy, and apostasy laws.
July 11, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Today the House passed a bipartisan amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) seeking accountability for the targeted assassination of Jamal Khashoggi. Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) cosponsored the amendment, which was originally introduced by Congressman Tom Malinowksi (NJ-7).
June 12, 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, and a group of House Democrats in calling on President Trump to raise the concerning state of Poland’s democracy and human rights situation with Polish President Andrzej Duda when he visits the White House today.