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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Military & Veterans' Affairs

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September 4, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced the Pentagon will cancel $3.6 billion of military construction funding for 127 projects, including $66.5 million for three projects in Maryland, to instead pay for President Trump’s border wall:
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.
June 10, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) and Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) in sending a letter co-signed by a bipartisan group of 128 Members of Congress to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, pushing back on the department’s anti-labor policies in its collective bargaining with AFGE, the union representing 260,000 of its frontline employees.
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.