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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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July 12, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020, H.R. 2500, passed the House by a vote of 220-197.
July 11, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 221-207 to adopt Congressman Jamie Raskin’s (MD-08) amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to prohibit the spending of taxpayer dollars on military parades and displays for the personal and political purposes of the President outside of authorized military operations or activities.
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, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) applauded the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act's (NDAA) inclusion of a bipartisan amendment providing 12 weeks of paid family medical leave to federal workers to care for themselves and their families. The amendment reflects language in H.R.

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).

June 21, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today highlighted the urgent need for funding to build a new fire station at the Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda installation in Maryland, which supports Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and 39 other tenant commands.
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.
February 25, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Anthony Brown (MD-04), Vice Chair of the House Armed Services Committee and 30-year combat veteran, led HASC Subcommittee on Military Personnel Chairwoman Jackie Speier, Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, and Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Chairman Jamie Raskin in sending a letter to Department of Defense Acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on the recent arrest of Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Hasson.
December 14, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressmen C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) issued the following statement after meeting with Naval officials Tuesday to discuss the events that led to an 80-minute active shooter lock-down at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center campus on November 27th.
July 2, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) was joined Thursday by Representatives Jamie Raskin (D-MD), John Duncan (R-TN), Jason Lewis (R-MN), Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Mark Meadows (R-NC) in introducing H.R. 6296, the Return Expenses Paid and Yielded (REPAY) Act. The REPAY Act seeks to close a loophole in the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process that has allowed wealthy nations to avoid reimbursing taxpayers billions of dollars.