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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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December 2, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congressmen Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08) and Peter King (NY-02) and 25 additional Members of Congress, including Senators Dick Durbin, Richard Blumenthal, and Chris Van Hollen, in sending a bipartisan letter urging President Trump to uphold his promise to remove flavored e-cigarettes from the product market.
November 25, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) in introducing the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) of 2019 with 120 additional House cosponsors.
November 21, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin joined Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (all D-Md.) and Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.) in writing to Defense Secretary Mark Esper to raise serious objections to any proposed cuts to the budget of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). Based in Bethesda, Md., USU is a part of the military academy system and is the only medical and nursing school in the country that is dedicated to military and combat medicine.
November 15, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21) and Kathy Castor (FL-14) and 22 additional Members in sending a letter to the Administration for Community Living requesting the Family Caregiving Advisory Council consider the needs and perspectives of youth caregivers.
October 29, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, will hold a hearing on “The Administration’s Decision to Deport Critically Ill Children and Their Families.”
October 21, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Jackie Walorski (R-IN) and more than 25 Members in sending a bipartisan letter to the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Seema Verma urging that CMS ensure full post-mastectomy Medicare and Medicaid coverage for breast cancer patients.
September 16, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Congressman Jamie Raskin joined Reps. Eliot L. Engel (D-NY) and Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and 91 bipartisan lawmakers in sending a letter to Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Norman “Ned” Sharpless to urge the FDA to address critical medical drug shortages.
September 11, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) in introducing the Stop Vaping Ads Act, legislation that would ban advertisements for e-cigarettes and vaping devices on television and radio.
September 6, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Reps. André Carson (D-IN) and Richard Hudson (R-NC) in introducing bipartisan legislation that provides better research and resources for the study and treatment of rare diseases. The Rare diseases Advancement, Research, and Education (RARE) Act (H.R 4228) will expand the ability of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) to study rare diseases by improving treatment, research, and diagnostics of rare diseases through new and existing programs.
September 5, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressmen Jamie Raskin, Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone, along with U.S Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-MD), are calling on Senate and House appropriators to follow the recommendations laid out in a recent study by the National Academy of Sciences that calls for $1.3 billion -- $700 million urgently – to upgrade older facilities at the National Institutes of Health Bethesda campus.