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September 24, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) in introducing the COVID-19 Disinformation Research and Reporting Act. The new legislation would examine the role of disinformation and misinformation on the public response to COVID-19 and the role that social media has in promoting the spread of false information. The bill is also co-sponsored by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Jack Reed (D-RI), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Sean Casten (D-IL), and Bill Foster (D-IL).
September 22, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $4 million in federal funding to provide reproductive health care and family planning services to Maryland families in underserved communities. Funding comes from the Title X Family Planning Program, administered by the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
September 10, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone today announced $20,776,025 in emergency federal funding to help MedStar Health respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is authorized under Section 403 of the Stafford Act.
September 4, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Maryland Congressional Delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin, Kweisi Mfume and David Trone, announced $50,751,132 in federal funding for the Maryland Department of Health to support statewide efforts to combat the opioid crisis.
September 1, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all Md.) applauded the award of $4,589,064 in federal funds to the Maryland Department of Labor as part of a pilot program to combat the opioid crisis through job training and recovery services.
August 14, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.), announced $2,565,447 in federal funding for the National Association of Community Health Centers headquartered in Bethesda, Md.
August 6, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Representatives Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), Don Beyer (VA-08), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), and Maxine Waters (CA-43) and 31 colleagues in calling on FEMA to respond to recent reports that faulty masks, gowns, and gloves were sent to nursing homes. Currently, more than 40% of all COVID-19 deaths have been tied to nursing homes. The Members demanded answers as to how, and the level at which, faulty equipment was sent to nursing homes, how it has impacted staff and patients, and how FEMA plans to prevent such errors in the future.
July 23, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD-08) today joined Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD-AL) in introducing bipartisan legislation to maintain critical telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic and provide much-needed funding to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) COVID-19 Telehealth Program. The legislation is also cosponsored by U.S. Representatives Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA-32), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01), and Peter Welch (D-VT-AL).
July 22, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD-08) joined Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD-AL) and 40 House Members in calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide greater certainty and support to healthcare providers standing up telehealth services, which are playing an increasingly important role in healthcare delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 17, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, David Trone and Kweisi Mfume (D-Md.) yesterday in writing to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar requesting the extension of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.