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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Democracy Reform

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August 15, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Congressmen Jamie Raskin, Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony Brown, and David Trone and U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-MD) sent a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan requesting information regarding the State of Maryland’s efforts to address problems that occurred during the 2018 elections.
July 25, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) and a group of House Democrats today in introducing the Fair Representation Act, an election reform bill to change the way U.S. Representatives are elected.
July 10, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, D.C.) – In a letter today, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) called on the law firm representing the National Rifle Association (NRA) and its front groups to release documents related to potential violations of campaign finance law.
June 27, 2019 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's ruling in Benisek v. Lamone today:

June 26, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), and Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) introduced the Presidential Appointee Accountability Act, new bicameral legislation today that removes the immunity that shields presidential appointees from accountability under the Hatch Act and increases transparency in investigations of Hatch Act violations by high-level executive officials.
April 29, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent a letter to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and a letter to Acting Texas Secretary of State David Whitley following up on the Committee’s previous letters seeking documents regarding efforts to purge voter rolls in Texas.
April 15, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Chairman of the Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, issued the following statement in response to “federalism concerns” raised by Oversight Committee Members Jim Jordan (R-OH), Jody Hice (R-GA), Michael Cloud (R-TX), and Chip Roy (R-TX) regarding the Committee’s voter suppression probe:
March 28, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) and Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (PR-at-large) in introducing H.R.1965, Puerto Rico Admission Act of 2019, legislation for admission of the territory of Puerto Rico as a state of the union.
March 8, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today the House of Representatives, by a vote of 234-192, passed H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2019, a comprehensive democracy reform package designed to restore our democracy, strengthen voting rights, and restore ethics and integrity in government.
February 7, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) are seeking information from the National Rifle Association (NRA) regarding allegations that the NRA violated campaign finance laws by coordinating communications with the Trump Campaign and several campaigns for Republican Senate candidates.