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March 27, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement after the House passed, by a voice vote, the third coronavirus economic relief package, which will now go to the President’s desk for signature:

March 27, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Rep. Grace Meng (NY-06) and more than 120 colleagues in introducing a Resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives that denounces the anti-Asian sentiment caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus.
March 27, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined the full Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone, in today announcing $1,194,822 in federal funding through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help community health centers (CHCs) across Maryland respond to the growing health demands posed by the COVID-19 outbreak.
March 26, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined the full Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone, in announcing quick approval by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of a major disaster declaration for the State of Maryland related to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Such approval is necessary to assure Maryland’s eligibility for an array of emergency funding reimbursed through FEMA under the Stafford Act.
March 26, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Rep. Abigail Spanberger (PA-07) and 50 colleagues in calling on Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to take immediate steps to expand high-speed internet access for students facing school closures in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
March 26, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON. D.C.) -- Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) and 43 colleagues in sending a letter to President Donald J. Trump demanding evidence to corroborate his administration’s claims that it is resolving shortages of critical medical supplies needed to combat coronavirus and keep medical personnel safe.
March 26, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined his fellow LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus Co-Chairs Deb Haaland (NM-01) and Sharice Davids (KS-03) in sending a letter to Ambassador Deborah Birx, Coordinator of the White House’s Coronavirus Response Task Force. The letter, outlines the significant concerns facing the LGBTQ community in the face of the coronavirus crisis and asks Dr. Birx to issue a clear statement that resources are provided to the public in response to the crisis without discrimination. The letter was signed by 87 Members of the LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus.
March 26, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin joined U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) and 50 colleagues in sending a letter requesting that government-provided paid sick leave be guaranteed to frontline health care facility workers in upcoming legislative packages providing needed assistance to health care facilities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 26, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) joined Representatives Jason Crow (CO-06) and Katie Porter (CA-45) and 20 colleagues in introducing The Frontline Health Care Workers Assistance Act. The Frontline Health Care Workers Assistance Act would require President Trump to use the powers of the Defense Production Act to direct the procurement of urgently needed resources such as masks, gloves, gowns, face shields, ventilators, and other supplies for medical professionals who are on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, ensure that prices of in-demand goods are not inflated, and organize distribution for medical supplies.
March 26, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – On Friday, March 27 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) will host a telephone town hall with Congresswoman Donna Shalala (FL-27) and representatives from AARP Maryland, the Carroll County Bureau of Aging and Disabilities, the Frederick County Senior Services Division, and the Montgomery County Aging and Disability Services Division.