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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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February 15, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD), joined by Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Michael Waltz (R-FL), wrote Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen seeking further information about Muhammad Kamran and his family, which includes four young daughters.
February 14, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) introduced the End Shutdowns Act, legislation to prevent a future government shutdown.
February 12, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)- Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Reps. Jared Huffman (D-CA), Chair of the Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee; Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Vice-Chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus; and 100 lawmakers introduced Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act, bipartisan legislation to halt the oil and gas drilling exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge currently being pursued by the Trump administration.
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February 11, 2019 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC.) – Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08) issued the following statement in response to recent comments made by Representative Ilhan Omar (MN-5):

“I am writing in response to recent statements made by Representative Ilhan Omar (MN) and I welcome her unequivocal apology.

February 8, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, DC.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) will serve as the new Vice Chair of the Committee on House Administration in the 116th Congress as he continues his service on the Committee in his second Term.
February 7, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) are seeking information from the National Rifle Association (NRA) regarding allegations that the NRA violated campaign finance laws by coordinating communications with the Trump Campaign and several campaigns for Republican Senate candidates.
February 1, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) is bringing renowned environmentalist, author, and educator Bill McKibben as his guest to Tuesday night’s State of the Union Address.
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January 31, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) introduced the Shareholders United Act, H.R. 936, to control billions of dollars in corporate political spending and put power back in the hands of the shareholders.
January 29, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, DC.) – Today the House Judiciary Committee is conducting the first congressional hearing on H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2019, comprehensive legislation designed to restore our democracy, strengthen voting rights, reduce the influence of big money in our elections, and restore ethics and integrity in government
January 28, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Anthony Brown (D-MD) and David Trone (D-MD) in writing today to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to request it conduct a study of helicopter noise within the Washington metropolitan region.

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January 25, 2019 In The News

With Democrats back in the majority of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Jamie Raskin of Takoma Park is now “Mr. Chairman.”

January 24, 2019 In The News

Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.) on Thursday introduced legislation aimed at providing essential government workers access to unemployment benefits during the partial government shutdown.

January 19, 2019 In The News

The crowd began to march and shout as it moved down 16th Street in Washington, D.C., a cluster of federal workers and union organizers protesting the partial government shutdown that was then about to head into its fourth week.

January 3, 2019 In The News

Nearing the end of his first term in the nation’s legislature, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D) said he “loves” his job and is “thrilled to deliver specific goods and services to constituents.”

“We’ve closed over 3,500 constituent cases helping people access Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other entitlements,” he said. “It’s extremely satisfying.”

December 11, 2018 In The News

Google CEO Sundar Pichai confronted a barrage of criticism Tuesday from House Republicans who said his company suppresses conservative voices, exposing Google to the same kind of scrutiny that has destabilized its tech peers this year. Pichai insisted that Google is careful to avoid political bias in its search engine and other products.

November 29, 2018 In The News

Rep. Jamie Raskin of Takoma Park on Thursday afternoon won his bid for a leadership position in the newly elected Democratic majority that will take control of the U.S. House of Representatives in early January.

November 5, 2018 In The News

If research by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics offers any clue, and there’s no reason to think it doesn’t, after the polls close on Tuesday roughly 40 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds will have voted—a rate almost twice as high as it’s ever been for a midterm election.

October 26, 2018 In The News

A few members of U.S. Senate and Congressional leaders from Maryland have announced a $2.5 million grant to fight against heroin and other illegal opioids statewide.

October 22, 2018 In The News

Members of the Washington region’s congressional delegation are asking the Metro Board to reconsider its plan to disband the Riders' Advisory Council, the only direct rider liaison for the panel.

October 15, 2018 In The News

One of Maryland's most well recognized leaders visited Montgomery College on Monday to talk about the state of humanity, justice and the voting system in today's America.

Congressman Jamie Raskin's speech was greeted by about 125 students from all colors, creeds and codes.

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