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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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February 16, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Representatives Scott Taylor (VA-02), Lamar Smith (TX-21), David Cicilline (RI-01), in introducing the bipartisan Ashanti Alert Act, a bill designed to help local and regional law enforcement efforts to search for missing adults.

February 14, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, ahead of House Judiciary Republicans’ politically divisive Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee hearing entitled “The Effect of Sanctuary City Policies on the Ability to Combat the Opioid Epidemic,” House Judiciary Committee Rankin

February 14, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar today expressing his opposition to the Trump Administration’s actions that will allow, for the first time in the history of the Medicaid program,  a work requirement as a condition of coverage.  Rep.

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February 8, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Democratic Members of the House Judiciary Committee in sending a letter to Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) callin

February 2, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Earlier today, President Trump decided to release the classified memo apparently prepared by House Republicans in a transparent effort to undermine the Russia investigation. 

February 2, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Democratic Members of the House Judiciary Committee, issued a joint statement following the release of the “

January 29, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has invited two of his constituents as guests to tomorrow night’s State of the Union Address: National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) President Tony Reardon and Nelsy Umanzor, a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipient who has lived in the United States since 2000, when he fled El Salvador.

January 29, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, all Democratic Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sent a letter asking Chairman Trey Gowdy to issue a subpoena to finally compel the Department of Home

January 22, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement regarding today’s House floor vote on the Continuing Resolution (CR):

January 19, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) is an original cosponsor of the bipartisan Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act, legislation to guarantee back pay to furloughed workers in the event of a government shutdown. Funding for the federal government expires at midnight.

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January 16, 2018 In The News

Representative Jamie Raskin discusses the January 19 deadline for Congress to reach an agreement to fund the government. The Democratic Congressman from Maryland also says President Trump is "plunging America into a new period of international isolation." Rep. Raskin speaks with Nathan Hager and Bob Moon on Bloomberg Daybreak.

January 10, 2018 In The News

Wading into this conundrum we have freshman Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.).

January 9, 2018 In The News

President Donald Trump is getting his first medical checkup since taking office, a head-to-toe exam on Friday as questions swirl about the health and fitness of the oldest person ever elected to the nation’s highest office. In advance, the 71-year-old president has pushed back vigorously against suggestions he’s mentally unfit, declaring himself “a very stable genius.”

January 8, 2018 In The News

Moments of silence following mass shootings have been a fraught topic for House Democrats, with multiple members deciding to boycott them to protest the lack of congressional action on gun control.

January 7, 2018 In The News
"We got some serious stuff to deal with and instead we're caught up every day in what looks like the country debating the mental health of the President, so it's a very dangerous and unstable situation as a number of Republican senators have themselves observed," Raskin said on CNN.
 
January 6, 2018 In The News

Marcus Raskin, father of Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-8) and an icon within the progressive community, died Dec. 24 at his home in Washington, at age 83. 

January 6, 2018 In The News

 President Trump, whose sometimes erratic behavior in office has generated an unprecedented debate about his mental health, declared on Saturday that he was perfectly sane and accused his critics of raising questions to score political points.

January 5, 2018 In The News

If 2017, with President Trump’s hiring freeze and political machinations, posed difficulties for federal employees, 2018 could be worse.

January 2, 2018 In The News

“My dream priority is to get a serious bipartisan commitment to a national infrastructure investment plan, a green deal for America for highways, mass transit, water systems, ports, cyber security, airports, rail, you name it.  But we would do it in a way that uplifts and advances our environmental agenda.  We would be at the scale of the New Deal, but we would use it to also help to usher in r

December 29, 2017 In The News

Some weeks back I decided to sit in on the House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General (AG) Jeff Sessions.

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