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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland


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March 19, 2018 Press Release

(ROCKVILLE, MD) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has announced the 8th District winners of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for high school students. At a reception held on Saturday at VisArts in Rockville Maryland, Raskin honored more than 140 students who participated in this year’s competition with congressional Certificates of Recognition.

March 19, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today called for an increase in pay for people serving on federal juries, from $40 to $50 per day. This modest raise would be the first increase to federal juror pay in 28 years.

March 16, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has introduced legislation to help stop President Donald Trump’s ongoing violations of the Constitution’s Domestic Emoluments Clause. Raskin’s bill, the Heightened Oversight of Travel, Eating, and Lodging (HOTEL) Act (H.R.

March 14, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC.) – Rep. Don Beyer today led a group of 25 House Democrats warning White House Chief of Staff John Kelly about the growing threat to national security presented by Senior Adviser Jarod Kushner’s continued presence in the White House.

March 6, 2018 Press Release
Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) will introduce the Curb Objectionable Redirection of Resources and Unconstitutional Payments to Trump (CORRUPT) Act.
February 27, 2018 Press Release
following news reports that President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and other White House aides working under interim security clearances will have their clearances downgraded over outstanding security concerns, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Representatives Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) issued the following joint statement:
February 27, 2018 Press Release
“We urge you to consider the voices of our constituents and their elected representatives and remove Maryland from the five-year plan.”
February 16, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Representatives Scott Taylor (VA-02), Lamar Smith (TX-21), David Cicilline (RI-01), in introducing the bipartisan Ashanti Alert Act, a bill designed to help local and regional law enforcement efforts to search for missing adults.

February 14, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, ahead of House Judiciary Republicans’ politically divisive Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee hearing entitled “The Effect of Sanctuary City Policies on the Ability to Combat the Opioid Epidemic,” House Judiciary Committee Rankin


In The News

January 16, 2018 In The News

Representative Jamie Raskin discusses the January 19 deadline for Congress to reach an agreement to fund the government. The Democratic Congressman from Maryland also says President Trump is "plunging America into a new period of international isolation." Rep. Raskin speaks with Nathan Hager and Bob Moon on Bloomberg Daybreak.

January 10, 2018 In The News

Wading into this conundrum we have freshman Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.).

January 9, 2018 In The News

President Donald Trump is getting his first medical checkup since taking office, a head-to-toe exam on Friday as questions swirl about the health and fitness of the oldest person ever elected to the nation’s highest office. In advance, the 71-year-old president has pushed back vigorously against suggestions he’s mentally unfit, declaring himself “a very stable genius.”

January 8, 2018 In The News

Moments of silence following mass shootings have been a fraught topic for House Democrats, with multiple members deciding to boycott them to protest the lack of congressional action on gun control.

January 7, 2018 In The News
"We got some serious stuff to deal with and instead we're caught up every day in what looks like the country debating the mental health of the President, so it's a very dangerous and unstable situation as a number of Republican senators have themselves observed," Raskin said on CNN.
January 6, 2018 In The News

Marcus Raskin, father of Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-8) and an icon within the progressive community, died Dec. 24 at his home in Washington, at age 83. 

January 6, 2018 In The News

 President Trump, whose sometimes erratic behavior in office has generated an unprecedented debate about his mental health, declared on Saturday that he was perfectly sane and accused his critics of raising questions to score political points.

January 5, 2018 In The News

If 2017, with President Trump’s hiring freeze and political machinations, posed difficulties for federal employees, 2018 could be worse.

January 2, 2018 In The News

“My dream priority is to get a serious bipartisan commitment to a national infrastructure investment plan, a green deal for America for highways, mass transit, water systems, ports, cyber security, airports, rail, you name it.  But we would do it in a way that uplifts and advances our environmental agenda.  We would be at the scale of the New Deal, but we would use it to also help to usher in r

December 29, 2017 In The News

Some weeks back I decided to sit in on the House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General (AG) Jeff Sessions.