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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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November 8, 2018 Press Release
Today, Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) led House Judiciary Committee Democrats in sending letters to Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) regarding the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions by President Donald Trump in what appears to be a clear effort to change the supervisory structure for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing criminal investigation.
October 26, 2018 Press Release
The Maryland State Police will receive a grant of $2,544,800 through the Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) to support law enforcement agencies in combating the illegal manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine, heroin, and prescription opioids.
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October 26, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, all Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform issued the following statement in response to multiple pipe bombs targeting government officials, press outlets, and others.
October 24, 2018 Press Release
Reps. Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Don Beyer (VA-08), Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Gerald E. Connolly (VA-11), Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-AL), and Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) sent a letter to Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke urging him to extend the public comment period for the National Parks Service’s proposal to modify the types of demonstration activities allowed on the National Mall.
October 17, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined more than 150 Democrats in requesting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos turn over more information—and swiftly act to fix— regarding the Department’s flawed handling of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.
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October 11, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Committee on House Administration Democrats Robert A. Brady (D-Pa.), Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), and Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court refused to intervene this week in an emergency challenge to a North Dakota voter ID law that will effectively deny thousands of Native Americans their right to vote in the upcoming general election.
October 9, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today applauded the inclusion of several airplane noise mitigation provisions in the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2018 (FAA Reauthorization Act), which was signed into law on October 5th.
October 9, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) in sending a bipartisan, bicameral letter urging President Trump to raise Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance with the governments of Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Khashoggi, a Virginia resident and distinguished journalist, has been missing since October 2nd when he was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. According to some reports, Mr. Khashoggi may have been murdered.
October 5, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03), and CPC First Vice Chair Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) in sending a letter to President Trump calling for the withdrawal of Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
September 28, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (MD-07), Ranking Member Gerald E. Connolly (VA-11), and Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-AL), C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), John Sarbanes (MD-03), John Delaney (MD-06), Don Beyer (VA-08), Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) sent a letter to the Department of Justice Inspector General requesting that the Inspector General investigate the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) decision-making process for the consolidated FBI headquarters project.

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June 25, 2018 In The News

The Yellow Line’s rush hour service will be extended this summer as two Red Line stations are closed for maintenance, according to an announcement from Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-8th District) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-District of Columbia).

June 19, 2018 In The News

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and civil rights attorney Andrew Seidel join a roundtable discussion on religion in politics, and Rep. Huffman answers questions from his team of interns.

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June 18, 2018 In The News

The six Democrats who represent Maryland in the House of Representatives, and the state's two Democratic Senators, announced their joint support of the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency Act in a joint statement Monday.

June 14, 2018 In The News

The Poor People’s Campaign has come to Washington to challenge members of Congress to address systemic racism, poverty, and inequality, ecological devastation and militarism.

June 12, 2018 In The News

During his first term in Congress, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-8th) said he’s become known by a not-too-unfamiliar moniker: “the professor.”

June 9, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (8th District) invoked the character and achievements of Albert Einstein as he addressed the Albert Einstein High School Class of 2018 during its graduation Tuesday afternoon.

June 8, 2018 In The News

A group of Democratic lawmakers are seeking a criminal investigation of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt following a slew of reports that Pruitt may have used his position to benefit himself and his family.

May 23, 2018 In The News

Blumenthal and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) this week introduced The Executive Branch Comprehensive Ethics Enforcement Act in the Senate and House. Twenty-nine Democrats signed on as co-sponsors, but the bill is unlikely to pass either Republican-led chamber.

May 23, 2018 In The News

As the 2018 primary election approaches, foreign election interference could be at play, Congressman Jamie Raskin warned.

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May 22, 2018 In The News

With elections right around the corner, state officials held a forum to talk about election security and full transparency.

Congressman Jamie Raskin, Representative Steny Hoyer, and other officials discussed the state of election systems and their efforts to help states keep their elections secure.

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