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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Health Care

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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).
July 30, 2019 Press Release
(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.
July 12, 2019 Press Release
(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.
July 11, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, convened a hearing entitled “The Trump Administration's Attack on the ACA: Reversal in Court Case Threatens Health Care for Millions of Americans” to examine the implications of the Trump Administration’s sudden decision to reverse its own previous legal position in Texas v. United States and assert that the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) should be struck down as unconstitutional.
July 11, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The House of Representatives will include H.R. 2091, Access to Contraception for Servicemembers and Dependents Act, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) originally introduced the legislation, which is cosponsored by Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and 88 additional Members.
July 10, 2019 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier's bill creating a medical malpractice exemption to the Feres Doctrine was included in the House draft of the National Defense Authorization Act for the Fiscal Year 2020. The bill has 13 bipartisan cosponsors, including Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Charlie Crist (D-FL), and Greg Steube (R-FL).

April 30, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) and colleagues Richard Hudson (R-NC), , Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Charlie Crist (D-FL), and Greg Steube (R-FL), in introducing the Sergeant First Class Richard Stayskal Military Medical Accountability Act of 2019, which would allow military servicemembers to sue the Department of Defense for instances of medical malpractice unrelated to their military duties.
March 7, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined his colleagues in co-sponsoring H.R. 1585, a bipartisan, robust, long-term Violence Against Women Act reauthorization.
March 5, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), along with U.S. Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO-01) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD-08), reintroduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to crack down on kid-friendly flavorings in highly-addictive e-cigarettes and cigars.