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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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September 19, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08) is one of the 52 original members of this bipartisan and bicameral coalition, which is co-chaired by Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), Rep. Peter King (R-NY), and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL).
September 19, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Representatives Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced more than $5,585,000 in federal funds for Western Maryland through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program.
September 19, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, issued public statements after receiving word that the Trump Administration appears to have reversed its misguided policy of deporting critically ill children and their families.
September 18, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent a letter demanding that Acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli and Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence personally testify at a hearing on September 26, 2019, after the Trump Administration blocked their lower-level employees from answering questions on the policy to deport critically ill children and their families.
September 18, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent their third letter demanding documents being withheld by the Department of Defense in response to the Committee’s requests for information regarding U.S. taxpayer funds spent at President Donald Trump’s Turnberry golf resort in Scotland in apparent violation of the Domestic Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.
September 17, 2019 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) wrote to U.S.

September 16, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Representative Jamie Raskin and U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (all D-Md.) announced $760,875 in federal funding for volunteer fire departments in Montgomery County.
September 16, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Ted Deutch, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism, and Rep. Max Rose, Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism, and Reps. Stephen F. Lynch and Jamie Raskin, Chairmen of the Oversight and Reform Subcommittees on National Security and Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, issued the following statement on this week’s hearings on the transnational terrorist threat of white nationalist terrorism:
September 13, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Reps. Jamie Raskin (MD-8), Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), and the House Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus wrote to Acting Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella and President Trump to oppose the gutting of an Obama-era Exeuctive Order that protects all federal contractors from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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September 12, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)— Congressman Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, held an emergency hearing entitled “The Administration’s Apparent Revocation of Medical Deferred Action for Critically Ill Children” focused on the Trump Administration’s decision to end consideration of requests to defer deportation, including for children with critical illnesses.

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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."

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