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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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July 16, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Today, members of Maryland’s Democratic Congressional delegation urged President Donald Trump to consider Wendi Winters – a victim of the mass shooting in the Capital Gazette newsroom last month – for the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
July 13, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Committee on House Administration Democrats released the following statement today after the Department of Justice announced an indictment of twelve Russian nationals for committing federal crimes intended to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
July 12, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Committee on House Administration Democrats are releasing a new report today detailing the election security preparedness of the 50 states ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
July 10, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), a Chief Deputy Whip, led 130 of their Democratic Colleagues on a letter opposing President Trump’s May 25 executive orders targeting federal workers.
July 5, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Maryland congressional delegation today praised the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for issuing a disaster declaration for the devastating storm and flooding that hit Ellicott City, broader Howard County, and Baltimore County in late May.
July 2, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) was joined Thursday by Representatives Jamie Raskin (D-MD), John Duncan (R-TN), Jason Lewis (R-MN), Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Mark Meadows (R-NC) in introducing H.R. 6296, the Return Expenses Paid and Yielded (REPAY) Act. The REPAY Act seeks to close a loophole in the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process that has allowed wealthy nations to avoid reimbursing taxpayers billions of dollars.
June 29, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Maryland congressional delegation sent a joint letter to President Trump on Friday urging the Administration to move swiftly to approve the state’s request for federal major disaster declaration and supplementary assistance following the mid-May flash-floods that devastated Howard County, Baltimore County and Baltimore City.
June 28, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, which included a bipartisan amendment offered by Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) and Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08).

June 25, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Maryland congressional delegation today praised the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for its swift approval of Maryland’s request for a federal major disaster declaration and supplementary assistance following the devastating mid-May rain, landslides and flooding in Fredrick County, including the City of Frederick, and Washington counties.
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June 22, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) —Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, led all Democratic Committee Members in sending a letter demanding that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen M. Nielsen, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions produce basic, but key information by next week on every child separated under President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy, as well as an interagency plan to reunite them with their parents.
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June 25, 2018 In The News

The Yellow Line’s rush hour service will be extended this summer as two Red Line stations are closed for maintenance, according to an announcement from Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-8th District) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-District of Columbia).

June 19, 2018 In The News

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and civil rights attorney Andrew Seidel join a roundtable discussion on religion in politics, and Rep. Huffman answers questions from his team of interns.

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June 18, 2018 In The News

The six Democrats who represent Maryland in the House of Representatives, and the state's two Democratic Senators, announced their joint support of the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency Act in a joint statement Monday.

June 14, 2018 In The News

The Poor People’s Campaign has come to Washington to challenge members of Congress to address systemic racism, poverty, and inequality, ecological devastation and militarism.

June 12, 2018 In The News

During his first term in Congress, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-8th) said he’s become known by a not-too-unfamiliar moniker: “the professor.”

June 9, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (8th District) invoked the character and achievements of Albert Einstein as he addressed the Albert Einstein High School Class of 2018 during its graduation Tuesday afternoon.

June 8, 2018 In The News

A group of Democratic lawmakers are seeking a criminal investigation of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt following a slew of reports that Pruitt may have used his position to benefit himself and his family.

May 23, 2018 In The News

Blumenthal and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) this week introduced The Executive Branch Comprehensive Ethics Enforcement Act in the Senate and House. Twenty-nine Democrats signed on as co-sponsors, but the bill is unlikely to pass either Republican-led chamber.

May 23, 2018 In The News

As the 2018 primary election approaches, foreign election interference could be at play, Congressman Jamie Raskin warned.

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May 22, 2018 In The News

With elections right around the corner, state officials held a forum to talk about election security and full transparency.

Congressman Jamie Raskin, Representative Steny Hoyer, and other officials discussed the state of election systems and their efforts to help states keep their elections secure.

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