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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Representatives Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Judy Chu (CA-27) and Zoe Lofgen (CA-19) and more than 170 Members of Congress in urging the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Inspector General Joseph Cuffari to open an immediate investigation into new whistleblower allegations of mass hysterectomies being performed on women detained at the privately-run Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Ga. The lawmakers demanded an urgent response as well as a briefing on the status of an investigation by next Friday, Sept. 25.
September 4, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Rep. Jamie Raskin, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Committee Member, sent a letter to Acting Secretary Chad Wolf, Department of Homeland Security, and Director James Murray, U.S. Secret Service, regarding the concerning detention of India Johnson and Yasmeen Winston on the National Mall.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Rep. Jimmy Gomez, Vice Chair of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, sent a letter to the Department of Justice requesting an investigation into the actions of a violent contingent of deputies at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) who adhere to white supremacist ideologies, belong to “criminal gangs,” and engage in an “aggressive style of policing” motivated by racism.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, issued the following statement demanding the Department of Defense (DOD) provide information and documents in response to their June 15, 2020, request for information about how DOD is working to address racial disparities in the U.S. Military Justice System:
August 31, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Representatives Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), David Cicilline (D-RI), Val Demings (D-FL), Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Joe Neguse (D-CO) issued the following statements calling for the House to pass the Congressional Inherent Contempt Resolution, which would enable the House to independently enforce subpoenas and other Congressional actions by directly levying penalties against those refusing to comply. The Members renewed their calls for creating a mechanism for the House to use its internal inherent contempt powers in light of an appeals court panel argued that the House has to pass a law allowing the enforcement of subpoenas before the court can compel compliance.
August 21, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Congressional Progressive Caucus held a virtual ad hoc hearing to investigate the Trump Administration’s efforts to sabotage U.S. Postal Service (USPS) operations. The Progressive Caucus heard testimony from David Williams, the former USPS Inspector General and former Vice Chair of the USPS Board of Governors, Mark Dimondstein, the President of the American Postal Workers Union, Rosemary Enobakhare, the Campaign Director at Health Care Voter, and Tammy Patrick, Senior Advisor to the Elections Program at Democracy Fund Voice.
August 8, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement in response to President Trump's unconstitutional Executive Orders: (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement in response to President Trump's unconstitutional Executive Orders to defer the payroll tax and slash unemployment aid:
July 24, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) and 14 House Members in calling on Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf to immediately resign from his position.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following remarks in support of Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD)'s amendment to H.R. 7694, the Abuse of the Pardon Prevention Act:
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Representatives Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) today led 114 House Members in demanding information from Attorney General William Barr and Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf about unidentified federal law enforcement personnel deployed in Portland, Oregon over the objections of state and local officials. Last month, Raskin and more than 120 Members requested information from Barr about unidentified and unaccountable law enforcement officers in Washington, D.C. and they still have not received a response.