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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) delivered the following statement before the House Rules Committee in support of H. Res. 21, calling on Vice President Michael R. Pence to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments of the Cabinet to activate Section 4 of the 25th Amendment to declare President Donald J. Trump incapable of executing the duties of his office and to immediately exercise powers as acting President. Click here to watch the video:
December 10, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, members of the Congressional Task Force on Digital Citizenship sent a letter to President-elect Joe Biden proposing a roadmap for how his administration can confront the threat of disinformation and misinformation and work to counter the danger they pose to our democracy. Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) co-signed the letter, which was led by U.S. Representatives Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA), and David Cicilline (D-RI). The letter was also signed by Representatives Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Bill Foster (D-IL), Bill Keating (D-MA), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), and Elissa Slotkin (D-MI).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi today convened a press conference to introduce legislation establishing a Commission on Presidential Capacity to Discharge the Powers and Duties of Office. The legislation, which is modeled on a bill introduced by Rep. Raskin in 2017, will enable Congress to ensure effective and uninterrupted leadership in the highest office in the Executive Branch of government by creating the body and process called for in Section 4 of the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Raskin’s bill has 38 cosponsors.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, released a staff report entitled “Our Vote 2020: 20 Ways to Secure a Full and Fair Election During the Coronavirus Pandemic.” The report outlines five actions that individual voters, employers, as well as local and state governments can each take to secure a full and fair election this fall.
September 18, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) today published a joint op-ed in the Boston Globe in support of ranked-choice voting, which is also on the ballot in Massachusetts this November.
August 28, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following a hearing today to educate Americans about best practices to ensure their votes are cast safely and counted during the COVID-19 pandemic, Committee on House Administration Democrats issued the following statements:
August 19, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD0 joined Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Katherine Clark (D-MA) and 90 Democrats today in demanding that the USPS Board of Governors remove Postmaster General Louis DeJoy from his position immediately. The letter outlines the numerous destructive changes DeJoy has implemented as well as his several conflict of interests with investments in USPS competitors and contractors. DeJoy’s temporary suspension of some policies does not reverse the damage he has already done.
August 18, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today hosted a Postal Service Day of Action at the U.S. Post Office (USPS) in Leisure World Plaza. Rep. Raskin was joined by Nannette Corley, President of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 3630; Jessie Fitzpatrick, a retired USPS employee who served as a Clerk for 26 years; and Louise Doss-Martin, a Navy veteran who relies on the postal service to deliver medication. You can watch the Facebook livestream of the event here.
August 8, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement in response to President Trump's unconstitutional Executive Orders: (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement in response to President Trump's unconstitutional Executive Orders to defer the payroll tax and slash unemployment aid:
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Today, Representatives Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) introduced the Accessible Voting Act, the House companion to a bill introduced by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), to expand voting rights for older Americans and Americans with disabilities.