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October 9, 2020 Press Release
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.
October 2, 2020 Press Release
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:
July 23, 2020 Press Release
(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.
July 22, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Representatives Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) today led 114 House Members in demanding information from Attorney General William Barr and Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf about unidentified federal law enforcement personnel deployed in Portland, Oregon over the objections of state and local officials. Last month, Raskin and more than 120 Members requested information from Barr about unidentified and unaccountable law enforcement officers in Washington, D.C. and they still have not received a response.
July 17, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Representatives Jared Huffman (CA-02) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08), founders of the Congressional Freethought Caucus, issued the following statement after the State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights issued its review of American human rights policy: