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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Government Oversight & Accountability

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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 17, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced the 2020 G-7 summit will be held at the Trump National Doral property:
October 7, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Chair of the House Oversight Committee Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09), Vice Chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, today sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos expressing concern about the Department’s efforts to censor viewpoints that are critical of its work.
October 4, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Katie Porter (CA-45) and Gerry Connolly (VA-11) and more than 40 additional House colleagues in demanding answers from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos following a recent report that the Department, under her leadership, has denied 99 percent of public service workers the debt relief that they earned.
October 4, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congresswomen Lois Frankel (FL-21) and Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) and more than 50 additional colleagues in sending a letter to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) opposing its decision to halt progress towards closing the gender and racial wage gap.
September 27, 2019 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Matt Cartwright (PA-08), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), and Mike Quigley (IL-05) in introducing legislation to increase transparency and accountability within the U.S. government. The bill will give the American people greater insight into how the Executive Branch interprets and implements federal law.

September 19, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congresswomen Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and 58 House colleagues in sending a letter to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson strongly denouncing anti-LGBTQ changes made to the 2019 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).
September 19, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, issued public statements after receiving word that the Trump Administration appears to have reversed its misguided policy of deporting critically ill children and their families.
September 18, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent a letter demanding that Acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli and Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence personally testify at a hearing on September 26, 2019, after the Trump Administration blocked their lower-level employees from answering questions on the policy to deport critically ill children and their families.
September 18, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent their third letter demanding documents being withheld by the Department of Defense in response to the Committee’s requests for information regarding U.S. taxpayer funds spent at President Donald Trump’s Turnberry golf resort in Scotland in apparent violation of the Domestic Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.