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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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December 15, 2017 Press Release
Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD), sent a letter to the U. S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Public Affairs Director Sarah Flores to demand clarity after she made inconsistent statements regarding the release of text messages between two FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page to the press.
December 7, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08) announced the winners of his 2017 Congressional App Challenge today: a team of Montgomery Blair High School students, William Wang and Kevin Higgs, who won for their submission, “Keyster.”

December 6, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Representative Jamie Raskin’s 25th Amendment bill is picking up momentum in Congress. As of today, 50 cosponsors have signed on to the ‘Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity Act’ (H.R.

December 4, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) offered the following remarks (as prepared for delivery) today regarding his opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to roll back regulations on glider vehicles:

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November 30, 2017 Press Release

Rep. Jamie Raskin joined Rep. Don Beyer and 20 fellow House Democrats in seeking answers from Senior White House Advisor Stephen Miller about his knowledge of Russian meetings and contacts during the 2016 presidential campaign.

November 28, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) and Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08), introduced the WMATA Flexible Funding and Safety Improve Act.

November 27, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) offered the following remarks (as prepared for delivery) today regarding the acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP):

November 16, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, D.C.) – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced bipartisan, comprehensive legislation to prevent and respond to sexual harassment in Congress. Rep. Jamie Raskin is an original cosponsor of the bill, along with Reps. Ryan Costello (R-PA), Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH), Bruce Poliquin (R-ME), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA).
November 14, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Jim Jordan (OH-04) introduced the Free Flow of Information Act of 2017 (H.R.4382), a bipartisan federal shield law that would protect the public’s right to know by safeguarding a free and independent press. The legislation would establish a federal statutory privilege that would protect journalists from being compelled to reveal confidential sources and ensure that they can do their jobs without fear of imprisonment or intimidation.
November 9, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement commemorating Veterans Day on Saturday, November 11, 2017:

“This Veteran’s Day weekend, our immense gratitude and appreciation go out to millions of veterans who fought and served honorably to keep the peace in America.”

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December 11, 2017 In The News

In the final month of the year, a group of House Democrats and Republicans are joining the National Treasury Employee Union in calling for pay parity in 2018 between members of the military and civilian federal employees.

December 7, 2017 In The News

A group of Democratic lawmakers has sent a letter to White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner asking if since the election of his father-in-law Donald Trump he has discussed with foreigners the financing of a

November 16, 2017 In The News

For the reporter in the street, help is at hand. According to Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Jim Jordan (OH-04) the help is in the form of the Free Flow of Information Act of 2017 (H.R.4382), a bipartisan federal shield law that would protect the public’s right to know by safeguarding a free and independent press.

November 13, 2017 In The News

Officials say limiting mortgage interest deduction, eliminating the state and local tax deduction would have significant impact

Two proposals in the House and Senate Republicans’ tax cut plan likely would result in higher federal tax payments for tens of thousands of middle-class Montgomery County residents who itemize their returns.

November 10, 2017 In The News

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) is the newest member of Congress to join Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC’s) Congressional Committee.

November 7, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-8th, proposed Tuesday that religious discrimination on college campuses should be prohibited under the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964.

That law already bars religious discrimination in hiring, but the Maryland congressman said the law’s protections need to be broadened.

November 3, 2017 In The News

Maryland Reps. Elijah Cummings, Jamie Raskin and other House Democrats said on Thursday they have filed a lawsuit to force the federal government to turn over information about the operations of President Donald Trump’s downtown hotel.

November 2, 2017 In The News

Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) convened a panel Saturday afternoon to discuss the effects of NAFTA on the economy of the United States.

“There’s a lot going on and lots of calamities bearing down on us but there are some big structural questions that still need to be addressed,” Raskin said. “One of them is how do we develop a free trade policy that is also a fair trade policy.”

October 31, 2017 In The News

Veteran journalist Bruce DePuyt debuts his podcast series with Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD 8th). Raskin discusses the latest news and developments from Capitol Hill and the White House -- and how it all may impact his constituents as well as all Americans.

October 28, 2017 In The News

Dahlia Lithwick speaks with Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin about the remedy for Trump’s unfitness for office: the 25th Amendment. 

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