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(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33), Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD-05), and more than 60 Members in sending a letter to House and Senate appropriators requesting that they maintain critical funding to protect our elections at the House-passed levels of $600 million for the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) and $16.2 million for the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) in the final FY 2020 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations bill.
October 8, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Committee on House Administration Member Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Chairperson Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) in introducing legislation to combat foreign interference in U.S. elections.
September 25, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and a group of House Democrats introduced the Ranked Choice Voting Act, H.R. 4464, which would require the states to adopt ranked choice voting (RCV) in primary and general elections for Congress beginning in 2022.
(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.
(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:
(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: