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April 8, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $23.6 million in federal COVID-19 economic relief funding for airports across the state.
April 8, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) introduced two pieces of legislation to deter the transfer of firearms to dangerous individuals and the transfer of assault-style weapons. The State Access to Firearms Evading Revocation (SAFER) Act would prohibit the knowing return of firearms to individuals who have had their state license to possess or purchase firearms revoked or have had their firearms confiscated or removed by court order. The National Firearms Act (NFA) Modernization Act would modestly increase the tax paid to transfer weapons regulated by the NFA—including machine guns, short-barreled rifles and shotguns, and silencers—and funnel the additional revenue to federal gun violence prevention programs.
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April 8, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all Md.) today announced more than $68 million in American Rescue Plan funding to help families keep roofs over their heads and to prevent homelessness throughout Maryland amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 7, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) today applauded the award of more than $54.6 million in federal funding, from the American Rescue Plan, to bolster public health infrastructure and expand vaccination efforts, particularly COVID-19 vaccines, for underserved and hard to reach communities across the state.
April 1, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), along with Reps. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Mike Quigley (D-IL), Katherine Clark (D-MA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Chris Pappas (D-NH), and Ritchie Torres (D-NY) introduced a resolution highlighting the urgent need for nondiscriminatory and equitable blood and blood product donation policies in the United States. The resolution underscores that policies governing blood and blood product donation should be grounded in science and based on individual risk factors that do not unfairly single out any group of individuals, particularly LGBTQ Americans. The resolution was introduced nearly one year after the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) shortened the deferral period for blood donations by men who have sex with men from 12 months to 3 months, and comes as FDA evaluates further modifications to the current policies.
March 30, 2021 Press Release

ROCKVILLE, M.D. – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined the Second Gentleman of the United States, Mr. Douglas Emhoff, at Mary’s Center, a community health center that has operated for more than 30 years and is now serving residents as a vaccination site during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 26, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On this National Day of Action and Healing to Stop Asian Hate, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) hosted a virtual discussion with Governor Larry Hogan, First Lady Yumi Hogan, and District 20 Delegate David Moon. Click here to watch the virtual discussion, which focuses on the alarming increase in anti-Asian American hate during the COVID-19 pandemic, resources for Marylanders, and state and federal efforts to protect the AAPI community.
March 26, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $68,817,875 in American Rescue Plan funding to expand capacity at Community Health Centers (CHCs) throughout Maryland for COVID-19 vaccine distribution and expand access to equitable, affordable and high-quality health care beyond the pandemic.
March 25, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- House Oversight Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee Chair Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today announced that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) will return as Subcommittee Vice Chair for the 117th Congress. The Members previously served as the respective Subcommittee Chair and Vice Chair in the 116th Congress.

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June 30, 2020 In The News

House Democrats are weighing how to enforce the use of masks on Capitol Hill during the coronavirus pandemic as a number of GOP lawmakers continue to defy the public health guidance.

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February 11, 2020 In The News

The months-long debate over the impeachment of President Donald Trump brought national attention to second-term U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin of Takoma Park. 

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February 8, 2020 In The News

Representatives from the federal, state and county level met with members of Frederick County’s agriculture community Saturday to discuss several topics including the trade deal with China, solar panels and land preservation.

February 3, 2020 In The News

Thurmont Mayor John Kinnaird is headed to Washington for Tuesday’s State of the Union.

Congressman Jamie Raskin invited Kinnaird as his guest for the annual address from the president. Kinnaird said Raskin called him last week and he was “absolutely floored” when Raskin invited him.

January 30, 2020 In The News

U.S. Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-8) said via Twitter on Jan. 16, stating that it was “sad to learn” that The Sentinel Newspapers were closing their doors, affecting the counties of Prince George’s and Montgomery, his home county.

January 23, 2020 In The News

In advance of Virginia’s expected ratification, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee voted last November to advance a resolution from Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) that would remove the deadline initially laid out in 1972. 

January 9, 2020 In The News

Also addressing the crowd was U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-8), who declared, “We must stand up. This is our job.” 

The congressman noted, “Anti-Semitism is on the rise. Racism is on the march, and authoritarianism has returned to Europe.”

January 6, 2020 In The News

Residents and public officials, including U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin and County Executive Marc Elrich, gathered in Takoma Park on Sunday for a rally against anti-Semitism.

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December 18, 2019 In The News

Maryland’s congressional delegation voted along party lines as the U.S. House voted to impeach President Trump Wednesday night, making him the third president to be impeached in U.S. history. 

December 17, 2019 In The News

Rep. Jamie B. Raskin was Democrats’ lead impeachment messenger on Tuesday as the chamber approached an expected floor vote on the issue.

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