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March 12, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Susan DelBene (D-WA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today introduced the Resilient Elections During Quarantines and Natural Disasters Act of 2020.
February 26, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, released a staff memo with new documents obtained as part of the Committee’s investigation of voter suppression allegations in Georgia, Texas, and Kansas.
February 25, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, will hold a hearing to commemorate Black History Month by examining lessons from the civil rights movement on combating efforts to suppress the right to vote and how many of these lessons are particularly urgent in the face of similar voter suppression efforts today.
February 24, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent letters to officials in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas seeking information about their compliance with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) through the annual Medicaid renewal process.
December 9, 2019 Press Release
(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.
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.