Mobile Menu - OpenMobile Menu - Closed

Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland


Latest News

June 18, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) and 26 other Members of Congress in urging the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate how the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has handled aviation noise impacts while implementing the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) in major metropolitan areas, including the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
June 13, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin and U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) introduced the Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act with Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (all D-Conn.).
June 5, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)-Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), and Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA), Anthony Brown (D-MD), and David Trone (D-MD), today announced that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) will conduct a study of helicopter noise within the Washington metropolitan region, a request the Members made in January.
May 3, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, all members of the National Capital House Congressional Delegation, led by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), reintroduced the Metro Accountability and Investment Act.
May 2, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) introduced the Waiver Accountability and Transparency Act to rein in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) excessive use of waivers to allow immigration detention facilities to circumvent critical federal standards.
April 30, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) and colleagues Richard Hudson (R-NC), , Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Charlie Crist (D-FL), and Greg Steube (R-FL), in introducing the Sergeant First Class Richard Stayskal Military Medical Accountability Act of 2019, which would allow military servicemembers to sue the Department of Defense for instances of medical malpractice unrelated to their military duties.
April 29, 2019 Press Release
(ROCKVILLE, M.D.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has announced the 8th District winners of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for high school students.
April 15, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Chairman of the Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, issued the following statement in response to “federalism concerns” raised by Oversight Committee Members Jim Jordan (R-OH), Jody Hice (R-GA), Michael Cloud (R-TX), and Chip Roy (R-TX) regarding the Committee’s voter suppression probe:
April 2, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, DC.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) will serve as Chairman of the newly-created Rules Subcommittee on Expedited Procedures in the 116th Congress.
April 2, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Representatives Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), Diana DeGette (CO-01), and Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) introduced a House Resolution to recognize the vital role local journalism plays in promoting good governance, accountability, and community.


In The News

June 6, 2019 In The News

GAO to study the impact of noise on residents who say the problem is growing.

June 4, 2019 In The News
May 31, 2019 In The News

The House has scheduled the first hearing on D.C. statehood legislation in 26 years — on July 24 in the Oversight and Reform Committee, which is chaired by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.).

May 26, 2019 In The News

A shoutout to our Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-8th) for co-sponsoring the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (HR763). We need more leaders with the courage to lead. Thank you, Mr. Raskin!

May 17, 2019 In The News

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) lauded the 1964 Civil Rights Act for “bringing down the walls of racial and ethnic discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations and education. … Today, we legislate equal rights under the exact same act for millions of Americans in the LGBT community.

May 17, 2019 In The News

Many high school students have taken a more active role in raising awareness about gun violence in the wake of deadly shootings at schools across the country. A group of students from Montgomery County, Maryland, went to Capitol Hill on Friday to make their voices heard and discuss how the continuing shootings have altered their daily lives.

May 13, 2019 In The News

President Trump’s plan to tweak Washington, D.C.’s traditional July 4 celebration on the National Mall isn’t playing well with political leaders in neighboring Maryland.

According to The Washington Post Saturday, Trump ordered Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to begin organizing an event called “A Salute to America” three months ago.

May 9, 2019 In The News

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) said in an interview that aired Thursday on "Rising" that Americans across the country should be concerned about the cybersecurity threats against Washington, D.C.'s public transit system. 

"We have hundreds of millions of visitors come through every decade to the capital city," Raskin told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball earlier this week.

May 9, 2019 In The News

Hundreds of residents, activists and government officials attended a Sunday town hall at the Silver Spring Civic Building to condemn what they believe to be a rushed plan from Gov. Larry Hogan to build toll lanes and widen Interstate 270 and the Capital Beltway.

May 8, 2019 In The News

The secretaries of state of Michigan and Alabama went before the House Administration Committee Wednesday to advocate for more federal resources to secure election systems against cyber attacks and committee leaders vowed to make the issue a "primary focus."