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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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April 10, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has released the following statement on last night’s military strikes in Syria:

April 5, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement after dozens were killed and hundreds wounded in an apparent chemical weapons attack in Syria:

April 4, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Equal Pay Day marks the date when the average woman’s wage finally catches up to the average men’s wage made in the previous year. On average, women working full-time, year-round still earn only 80 cents for every dollar earned by men.

March 21, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has introduced the ‘Get Foreign Money Out of U.S. Elections Act’ (H.R. 1615).

March 21, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has released the following statement after learning that an Appropriations hearing, set to examine President Trump’s proposed $5.8 billion budget cut to the National Institutes of Health (NIH),

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March 3, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) –As Republicans continue to flounder publicly and behind closed doors in their attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, members of Maryland’s Congressional delegation gathered Wednesday to hear from state officials and health care experts how Marylanders would be affected. U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, with Congressmen Steny H.

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March 2, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has released the following statement regarding Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ communications with Russian officials:

February 10, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Raskin issued the following statement in response to the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) decision to withhold federal transportation funding from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. The withheld funds are in response to the regional coalition's missing an arbitrary Feb.

January 30, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has released the following statement regarding his co-sponsorship of the Statue of Liberty Values Act (“SOLVE Act”), which would defund and rescind President Donald Trump’s executive order barring travel from Muslim countries and suspending t

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April 12, 2017 In The News

After touring South Carroll High School, Congressman Jamie Raskin, District 8, watched students learn code and chatted with government classes in the media center Wednesday morning. The visit was arranged to celebrate School Library Media Month.

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April 4, 2017 In The News

Representative Jamie Raskin speaks in progressive political epigrams. After a decade spent serving the most liberal parts of Montgomery County in the Maryland senate, plus more than 25 years teaching constitutional law at American University, perhaps he can be forgiven for relying on old tropes as he finds new footing since being elected to Congress last fall. 

March 18, 2017 In The News

As a kid growing up in Washington’s Adams Morgan neighborhood, Jamie Raskin loved Metro because it let him explore the cultural diversity of the entire area.

It helped him meet a wide variety of people, and “opened my horizons to the world,” he said.

March 17, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget released on Thursday would eliminate funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program, which could mean $9 million less in grant funding for Maryland.

March 17, 2017 In The News

Maryland lawmakers are expressing grave concern about President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget.

With deep cuts to environmental programs, the National Institutes of Health and the size of the federal work force, several local programs — from the park service to the National Cancer Institute at Fort Detrick to Maryland Legal Aid — could be hit.

March 17, 2017 In The News

New Jewish congressman from Maryland talks with ToI about anti-Semitism, Trump’s presidency, Israel’s predicament and the meaning of politics 

March 16, 2017 In The News

The National Institutes of Health, a federal agency based in Bethesda dedicated to biomedical and health research, would face a 19 percent cut in its funding under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget released Thursday.

Trump’s proposal for fiscal 2018 slashes funding for NIH by $5.8 billion, a nearly one-fifth cut that would reduce its total proposed funding to $25.9 billion.

March 16, 2017 In The News

Workers at federal agencies in Montgomery County would most likely be affected if proposed spending cuts in President Donald Trump’s federal budget released Thursday were to be implemented.

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March 14, 2017 In The News

As President Donald Trump prepares to release a budget this week that will propose heavy limits on spending, Maryland's congressional delegation wants the administration to maintain a $4.5 billion transportation program that may have a significant impact

March 14, 2017 In The News

House Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) just nailed the Republican Party with another example of their blatant ACA v. Wealthcare hypocrisy.

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January 3, 2017 Photo Gallery
Congressman Raskin's Flickr photo gallery.

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