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May 19, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, John P. Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone (all D-Md.) in announcing that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and local transit partners will receive $876 million in federal funding through the CARES Act. Of that total, $41.1 million will be distributed to Montgomery and Prince George’s County local transit providers.
April 30, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) today joined Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and more than 85 House Democrats in calling on the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to require the use of masks, gloves, eyewear, and any PPE that may be appropriate for transportation workers, frontline Federal employees, and the passengers they interact with.
April 23, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Reps. Anthony G. Brown (D-MD), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Jesus G. "Chuy" García (D-IL) in introducing the National Transit Workforce Training Act of 2020. This bill would establish a National Transit Frontline Training Center to invest in and train the next generation of transportation workers. The bill is also co-sponsored by Reps. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Don Bacon (R-NE), David McKinley (R-WV), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Michael Bost (R-IL), and David Trone (D-MD). Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) will introduce companion legislation in the Senate.
April 21, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) in sending a letter to the House Appropriations Committee requesting $26 million in the next coronavirus bill to ensure the continued operations of Union Station in the District of Columbia. The letter was also signed by Representatives C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Donald S. Beyer, Jr. (D-VA), Anthony G. Brown (D-MD), John P. Sarbanes (D-MD), David Trone (D-MD), and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA).
April 6, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) and 86 colleagues in pressing Trump Administration agency heads for details about how their agencies are working to ensure the proper care of America’s homeless population during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the letter also sought detailed information on what steps the Administration is taking to prevent homelessness among current residents and subsidized housing recipients.
March 20, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Jesύs “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Gwen Moore (WI-04) and 50 Members of Congress in urging Congressional leadership to support public transportation agencies, including their workers, in any future stimulus packages to address the COVID-19 public health emergency.
March 18, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Mark Pocan (WI-02), and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and more than 70 colleagues in sending a letter to the country’s largest home mortgage lenders calling on them to halt all foreclosure proceedings until the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has passed.
March 18, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), senior member of the House Committee on Financial Services, and 105 Members of Congress in asking for an immediate, nationwide moratorium on all foreclosures and evictions from properties owned, insured, or overseen by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) in light of the developing coronavirus epidemic.
January 13, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), a senior member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, in introducing the “Crude by Rail Volatility Standard Act” (H.R.5553) with Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA13), Bill Foster (D-IL), Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) as original cosponsors.
December 19, 2019 Press Release
​(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Maryland’s full Congressional delegation is calling on the incoming Maryland Secretary of Transportation to provide the public with more details on widening I-270, widening the Beltway, and replacing the American Legion Bridge, “all of which are of great significance to our region with long-lasting effects.