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July 2, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressmen Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and David Cicilline (RI-01) just introduced legislation to reduce gun violence by banning the home manufacture of “ghost guns” — firearms that require no background check, have no serial number, and are essentially impossible to trace if used in committing murder, robbery or other crimes.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) today joined Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Reps. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and a number of House members in introducing the Rebuilding Main Street Act, legislation to help small businesses, nonprofits, and workers weather the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and support safe reopening. The legislation expands the existing work share program to allow employers to share their payroll costs with the federal government, while receiving grant help to cover other fixed costs such as rent and needs for reopening safely like cleaning and protective equipment. After 14 straight weeks in which more than one million workers filed for unemployment benefits, the legislation would help laid off workers safety return to their jobs at reduced hours while continuing to receive a pro-rated unemployment benefit to compensate for their lost wages.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) and 28 colleagues in sending a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, raising concerns expressed by constituents who received their Economic Impact Payment (EIP) in the form of prepaid debit cards.
June 25, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and nearly 30 colleagues in introducing the Masks Work Act to provide free cloth masks via United States mail to any American who requests one, as well as authorize a public service announcement campaign and further research into mask efficacy to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Co-Chairs of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus Reps. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA-32) and John Katko (R-NY-24) in sending a bipartisan letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, and Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Greg Walden urging them to include H.R. 1109, the Mental Health Services for Students Act, in the next Coronavirus (COVID-19) stimulus package.
June 19, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Dan Kildee (MI-05) and Rick Crawford (AR-01) and 70 Houes colleague sin sending a letter to House leadership calling for additional emergency funding in the next coronavirus aid bill for the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP), which helps to support fruit and vegetable incentive programs.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Donald McEachin (VA-04), Nanette Barragán (CA-44), Mike Levin (CA-49), Lisa Blunt Rochester (Del-At Large) and Katie Porter (CA-45) and more than 70 colleagues in urging the Trump Administration to immediately withdraw an Executive Order that seeks to allow development projects to bypass key environmental reviews that are required by law. These reviews are intended to protect communities across this country from potential adverse environmental effects.
(WASHINTON, D.C.) – In response to evidence that Bureau of Prisons (BOP) officers failed to wear COVID-19 masks or facial coverings while deployed to protests in Washington, D.C. and Miami, Florida, Congressmen Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Bennie Thompson (MS-02) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) wrote to BOP Director Michael Carvajal requesting information on the precautions the agency would take to limit the further spread of COVID-19 to inmate populations as federal penitentiaries remain vulnerable to outbreaks.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and 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, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone, today announced $2,377,692 in federal funding for Maryland renters and homeowners struggling with the economic impact of COVID-19.
June 10, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA) and 137 House Members from both parties in sending a letter to Senate leadership urging them to pass legislation providing $25 billion in emergency grants to the United States Postal Service (USPS). The funding is desperately needed to offset USPS revenue losses as a result of COVID-19, which are now expected to total $22 billion over the next 18 months and could force the agency to close. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) joined Rep. Levin in leading the letter.