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March 24, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin today joined Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) and 18 colleagues in calling for a national shelter-in-place order to combat the spread of COVID-19 across the United States of America. As the infection rate climbs and the strain on the American health care system worsens, the federal government cannot continue to slow-walk its response.
March 5, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Yesterday, Congressman Jamie Raskin joined Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Representatives David Trone and Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.) in a meeting with Department of Defense and Army Futures Command civilian leadership to discuss USAMRIID at Fort Detrick and USAMRICD at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
February 14, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (CA-41) and 76 House colleagues in sending a letter to the President calling on him to take “take corrective action and bring an end to the suffering of thousands of severely ill veterans exposed to Agent Orange.”
January 21, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined House Armed Services Committee Vice Chair Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), Congressman Gil Cisneros (CA-39), Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and 26 lawmakers in sending a letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper about the administration’s plan to divert billions of dollars in military funds to the construction of additional fencing and barriers along the U.S.- Mexico border.
November 21, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin joined Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (all D-Md.) and Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.) in writing to Defense Secretary Mark Esper to raise serious objections to any proposed cuts to the budget of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). Based in Bethesda, Md., USU is a part of the military academy system and is the only medical and nursing school in the country that is dedicated to military and combat medicine.
November 12, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin joined House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján, Congressman Jimmy Gomez, and additional House Members in introducing bipartisan legislation to support student veterans and address wage disparities.
November 12, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-02) joined Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) and 82 colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to the House and Senate Appropriators asking them to maintain the House-passed levels of support for Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) and Tribal-VASH programs in fiscal year 2020.
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.