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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.
(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.
August 30, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA), Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and other lawmakers in sending a letter to Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kevin McAleenan, Acting U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Ken Cucinelli, and Acting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Matthew T. Albence demanding answers on USCIS’s decision to end consideration of non-military deferred action requests, commonly known as medical deferred action. In the letter, the lawmakers called on the agencies to turn over any documents discussing the policy change by September 13, 2019.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressmen Jamie Raskin and Anthony Brown and U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) announced $481,000 in federal funding to fight the opioid crisis in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, as part of $2.4 million for Maryland overall.
August 13, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Barbara Lee (CA-13), Joe Kennedy (MA-04), Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-01) and 121 additional House Members in sending a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Azar urging him to withdraw a proposed rule that would roll back key provisions of the Health Care Rights Law, Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Today Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) led a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan seeking a full explanation of DHS policy and practice of separating children from parents who are HIV positive at the southern border.
July 25, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) today in introducing the bipartisan Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Rep. Raskin voted in favor of H.R. 1327, the “Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alverez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act,” which passed the House by a vote of 402-12. The bipartisan legislation extends the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) until 2092, similar to the timeline of the World Trade Center Health Program, and reverses all cuts in compensation for both current and future claims.