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July 2, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Members of Maryland’s Congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone (all D-Md.) in writing to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor Wednesday, urging the approval of Maryland’s request for an increase in the federal cost share for eligible public assistance program expenses to 100 percent, up from the current 75 percent. In such a large-scale emergency, the local cost-share could cost Maryland and local communities millions.
July 2, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressmen Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and David Cicilline (RI-01) just introduced legislation to reduce gun violence by banning the home manufacture of “ghost guns” — firearms that require no background check, have no serial number, and are essentially impossible to trace if used in committing murder, robbery or other crimes.
July 1, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis has released a comprehensive congressional action plan for solving America’s climate crisis. This framework for building a robust green economy and creating clean energy jobs includes key provisions championed by Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08).
June 30, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) is one of 80 House Democrats who joined Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairman Joaquin Castro in demanding the Trump Administration safely and swiftly release all parents and children that are in immigration family detention centers following the order of Judge Dolly Gee. In a letter to Acting Homeland Security Secretary Wolf and Acting Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Albence, the Members denounced the Trump Administration’s use of the pandemic to implement cruel and inhumane policies toward immigrants, and urged ICE to seek alternatives to family detention and commit to a permanent policy of family unity.
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June 30, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - With the renegotiated North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) taking effect on July 1, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and 58 colleagues in sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling on him to work to secure the release of Mexican labor lawyer Susana Prieto Terrazas, who was arrested and detained by the State of Tamaulipas in Mexico on June 8, 2020 on trumped-up legal accusations.
June 30, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—On Monday, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, held a briefing on violations of First Amendment rights of protesters and journalists by federal and local law enforcement.
June 29, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone (all Md.) in writing to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor urging the approval of Maryland’s request for federal disaster assistance through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).
June 29, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined Ted W. Lieu (D-CA) in introducing legislation to enable Congress to independently enforce subpoenas and other Congressional actions by directly levying penalties against those refusing to comply. This bill, which is also cosponsored by Representatives David Cicilline (D-RI), Val Demings (D-FL), Madeline Dean (D-PA) and Joe Neguse (D-CO), amends House rules to provide a clear and fair method to implement Congress’ inherent ability to hold individuals in contempt and levy penalties for failure to comply with subpoenas.
June 29, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Below is Subcommittee Chairman Jamie Raskin’s opening statement, as prepared for delivery, for today’s Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties remote briefing on “The First Amendment Under Attack: Examining Government Violence Against Peaceful Civil Rights Protesters and the Journalists Covering Them.”
June 26, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) and Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10) in sending a letter today to Experian CEO Brian Cassian requesting the company ensures that unintentional, duplicative inquiries for an individual’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) application do not unduly affect their credit scores.

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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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