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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland


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November 19, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Reps. Lori Trahan (D-MA) and David McKinley (R-WV) and a bipartisan coalition of 103 House Members in opposing Major League Baseball's (MLB) plan to eliminate 42 Minor League teams.
November 15, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21) and Kathy Castor (FL-14) and 22 additional Members in sending a letter to the Administration for Community Living requesting the Family Caregiving Advisory Council consider the needs and perspectives of youth caregivers.
November 12, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin joined House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján, Congressman Jimmy Gomez, and additional House Members in introducing bipartisan legislation to support student veterans and address wage disparities.
November 12, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-02) joined Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) and 82 colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to the House and Senate Appropriators asking them to maintain the House-passed levels of support for Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) and Tribal-VASH programs in fiscal year 2020.
November 11, 2019 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot L. Engel (D-NY) and 15 additional House Members in pressing President Trump to rescind his invitation to Turkish President Erdogan to visit the White House.

November 5, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Members of the Congressional Tri-Caucus – which is comprised of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) – and the Congressional Census Caucus – sent a letter to House Leadership and appropriators urging them to ensure the United States Census Bureau receives robust funding in the next spending package to ensure a fair and accurate 2020 Census.
November 1, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) and 23 Members of Congress in sending a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan expressing concerns and objections to the news that DHS is planning to expand its existing DNA collection practices to immigrant detainees across the country.
November 1, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Representative Huffman (D-CA) and 47 Members of Congress in sending a letter urging the House Appropriators to protect the American taxpayer and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by holding the Trump Administration accountable to the fiscal promises made in the Republican tax bill.
November 1, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined 86 of his Congressional Progressive Caucus colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to bicameral leadership urging the inclusion of retroactive compensation for federal contractors affected by the 2018-2019 government shutdown in any year-end spending deal.
October 31, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08) and 32 colleagues in honoring Children’s Health Month by calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to halt their efforts to weaken Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS).


In The News

October 3, 2019 In The News

Activists and journalists gathered outside the Saudi Embassy in Washington, D.C., Wednesday evening to hold a vigil marking the first anniversary of the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

September 30, 2019 In The News

SILVER SPRING – Volunteer firefighter departments in Montgomery County received about $780,000 of federal grant money to fund and retain their recruits.  The grant was presented by members of the Maryland delegation in Congress, with U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-8th) stating that he was “grateful” for county firefighters and “for all that they do to keep the public safe.”

September 25, 2019 In The News

Maryland members of Congress wrote a joint letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) opposing a proposed change to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) where 50,000 Marylanders would be at risk for losing their SNAP benefits.

September 23, 2019 In The News

House Democrats are increasingly looking for ways — inside the Beltway and out of it — to fill perceived gaps in reaching the nation’s hardest to count.

“The White House is now treating the census like an extension of campaign politics. So just as GOP voter suppression tactics have endangered elections, their suppression tactics are endangering the census, too,” Raskin said.

September 20, 2019 In The News

Firefighters in Frederick County have been award around $5.5 million to pay for 38 additional firefighters positions.

September 19, 2019 In The News

For the first time since 1993, the House held a committee hearing Thursday on a bill that would make Washington, DC, the 51st state. Republicans weren’t having it.

September 15, 2019 In The News

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of Aug. 27, there have been 215 possible cases in 25 states of severe pulmonary disease associated with using e-cigarettes.  

September 12, 2019 In The News

Over half a million dollars in federal funding will go to reimburse the costs of repairing damaged roads in Frederick and Washington Counties, caused by heavy rains and flooding in May and June 2018, leaders representing Maryland announced.

September 9, 2019 In The News

On Tuesday evening at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) will host a vigil to remember gun violence victims and a rally to demand gun safety action.

The rally starts at 7 p.m. and will feature U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, and guests from Moms Demand Action, MoCo Students for Change, and community faith leaders.

September 7, 2019 In The News

This revenue-neutral plan has been introduced in the House of Representatives as the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (HR 763). It enjoys bipartisan support and has 59 co-sponsors, including Maryland’s David Trone, Jamie Raskin and Dutch Ruppersberger.