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Thursday, On Point, we heard from someone on the House Oversight Committee, who was there questioning Cohen on Capitol Hill.
Here's what Rep. Jamie Raskin, Democratic congressman from Maryland, had to say.
Before the committee hearing about the bill, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) celebrated the bill as a “most elementary proposal, to deny firearms to anyone who cannot pass a universal criminal and mental background check.”
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Reps. Elijah E. Cummings, Anthony G. Brown and Jamie B. Raskin of Maryland and Rep. Jackie Speier of California wrote that they applaud the actions taken by federal agencies in the arrest this month of Coast Guard Lt. Christopher P. Hasson, a self-proclaimed white nationalist who authorities say had a list of journalists and politicians whom he planned to kill.
The letter, from Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. Jamie Raskin, follows a series of news reports that raised questions about the NRA's relationship with apparent shell companies that purchased political ads in potential violation of campaign finance law.
U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) has introduced a bill to limit the influence of corporate money in political campaigns.
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With Democrats back in the majority of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Jamie Raskin of Takoma Park is now “Mr. Chairman.”
Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.) on Thursday introduced legislation aimed at providing essential government workers access to unemployment benefits during the partial government shutdown.
Co-sponsors of the legislation include Democratic Reps. Don Beyer (Va.), Elaine Luria (Va.), Jamie Raskin (Md.), Lori Trahan (Mass.), David Trone (Md.) and Jennifer Wexton (Va.), as well as Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.).
The crowd began to march and shout as it moved down 16th Street in Washington, D.C., a cluster of federal workers and union organizers protesting the partial government shutdown that was then about to head into its fourth week.
Nearing the end of his first term in the nation’s legislature, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D) said he “loves” his job and is “thrilled to deliver specific goods and services to constituents.”
“We’ve closed over 3,500 constituent cases helping people access Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other entitlements,” he said. “It’s extremely satisfying.”