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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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March 21, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has introduced the ‘Get Foreign Money Out of U.S. Elections Act’ (H.R. 1615).

March 21, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has released the following statement after learning that an Appropriations hearing, set to examine President Trump’s proposed $5.8 billion budget cut to the National Institutes of Health (NIH),

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March 3, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) –As Republicans continue to flounder publicly and behind closed doors in their attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, members of Maryland’s Congressional delegation gathered Wednesday to hear from state officials and health care experts how Marylanders would be affected. U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, with Congressmen Steny H.

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March 2, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has released the following statement regarding Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ communications with Russian officials:

February 10, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Raskin issued the following statement in response to the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) decision to withhold federal transportation funding from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. The withheld funds are in response to the regional coalition's missing an arbitrary Feb.

January 30, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has released the following statement regarding his co-sponsorship of the Statue of Liberty Values Act (“SOLVE Act”), which would defund and rescind President Donald Trump’s executive order barring travel from Muslim countries and suspending t

January 24, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) will serve as the Vice-Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee in the 115th Congress. Raskin’s Democratic colleagues unanimously elected him to the leadership position today.

January 16, 2017 Press Release

“For the last couple of weeks, I have assumed that I would attend the inauguration of Donald Trump, obviously not to show any support for his politics but as a gesture of constitutionalism, simply to witness the peaceful transfer of power from President Obama to the new administration.

January 12, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has been appointed to serve on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR) in the 115th Congress. OGR is the main investigative committee in the U.S.

January 11, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Congressman William Lacy Clay (MO-01) today sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan urging him to not endorse the “vigilante censorship” of student art work in the Capitol.

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January 21, 2017 In The News

Jamie Raskin is taking the concept of Democrats in the wilderness to a whole new level.

January 21, 2017 In The News

Before winning his first term in Congress in November, Raskin was known in Maryland as a powerful state senator who helped legalize same-sex marriage and ban the death penalty.

January 17, 2017 In The News

Rep. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Md.) said Tuesday that he will not go to the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, reversing his earlier plan to be in attendance.

“These are not normal times and I cannot pretend as if they are. The moral and political legitimacy of this presidency are in the gravest doubt,” Raskin said in a statement.

January 14, 2017 In The News

Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) was appointed to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR) this Thursday to serve in the 115th Congress, a week ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.

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January 11, 2017 In The News

Missouri Democrat William Lacy Clay really doesn’t want Speaker Paul D.

January 11, 2017 In The News

Rep. Jamie Raskin, one of Maryland's two new congressmen, will serve on the House Judiciary Committee -- returning to work he began as an intern 36 years ago.

January 9, 2017 In The News

Congressional Progressive Caucus members interrupt certification of electoral votes to raise concerns about voter suppression.

January 6, 2017 In The News

Jamie Raskin has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for less than a week, but he isn’t joining a newly energized and resurgent Democratic caucus like he hoped. Instead, he’ll be a freshman member of a party stuck in the political wilderness.

January 6, 2017 In The News

With the House and Senate stacked for the GOP and a billionaire Republican business mogul about to enter the White House, 2017 is a strange time to be a progressive freshman member of Congress.

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January 3, 2017 Photo Gallery
Congressman Raskin's Flickr photo gallery.

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