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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland


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April 26, 2018 In The News

To honor those who have served in the Vietnam War, local leaders in Frederick County, Maryland held a dinner and pinning ceremony. 

The American Legion Francis Scott Key Post 11, in the Main Hall, hosted many veterans who served in the war. Frederick County Council President Bud Otis and Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) honored the veterans. 

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February 14, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar today expressing his opposition to the Trump Administration’s actions that will allow, for the first time in the history of the Medicaid program,  a work requirement as a condition of coverage.  Rep. Raskin is deeply concerned that linking health coverage to a work requirement will undermine access to health care, and contradict the plain text and purpose of the law.  Raskin joined 172 members on the letter to Azar.       

June 15, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11), and more than 100 House Democrats sent a letter to Speaker Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi opposing President Trump’s proposal to gut pensions and pay for federal workers.

May 23, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget request:

“Who wrote this budget--Vladimir Putin or Steve Bannon? It will bring about financial, environmental and medical devastation for millions of Americans and destroy the progress we’ve made over a century. The President’s budget must be defeated so we can focus on the real needs of the country and continue to make progress for the American people.

May 2, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) released the annual People’s Budget today. The Congressional Progressive Caucus’s People’s Budget: A Roadmap for the Resistance reinvests in American families, prioritizing funding for education, health care, jobs and clean air and water. The People’s Budget puts political and economic power back in the hands of the people.

April 5, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01), the Ranking Member of the Ways & Means Subcommittee on Social Security, introduced the ‘Social Security 2100 Act’ (H.R 1902), which is cosponsored by Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08). This bill will cut taxes for Social Security recipients, provide a benefit bump for current and future beneficiaries, and keep the system strong for generations to come.

January 2, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Representative-elect Jamie Raskin (MD-08) is raising serious concerns about the House Republicans’ proposed rule changes for the 115th Congress. Members will vote on the House rules package, H. Res. 5, after they are sworn in on Tuesday, January 3rd. The Republicans’ proposed rules package would impose a number of significant changes, including one provision that would authorize the Sergeant-at-Arms to unilaterally exercise the House of Representatives’ power to punish Members--without any due process at all.