In The News

April 4, 2017 In The News

Representative Jamie Raskin speaks in progressive political epigrams. After a decade spent serving the most liberal parts of Montgomery County in the Maryland senate, plus more than 25 years teaching constitutional law at American University, perhaps he can be forgiven for relying on old tropes as he finds new footing since being elected to Congress last fall. 

March 18, 2017 In The News

As a kid growing up in Washington’s Adams Morgan neighborhood, Jamie Raskin loved Metro because it let him explore the cultural diversity of the entire area.

It helped him meet a wide variety of people, and “opened my horizons to the world,” he said.

March 17, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget released on Thursday would eliminate funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program, which could mean $9 million less in grant funding for Maryland.

March 17, 2017 In The News

Maryland lawmakers are expressing grave concern about President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget.

With deep cuts to environmental programs, the National Institutes of Health and the size of the federal work force, several local programs — from the park service to the National Cancer Institute at Fort Detrick to Maryland Legal Aid — could be hit.

March 17, 2017 In The News

New Jewish congressman from Maryland talks with ToI about anti-Semitism, Trump’s presidency, Israel’s predicament and the meaning of politics 

March 16, 2017 In The News

The National Institutes of Health, a federal agency based in Bethesda dedicated to biomedical and health research, would face a 19 percent cut in its funding under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget released Thursday.

Trump’s proposal for fiscal 2018 slashes funding for NIH by $5.8 billion, a nearly one-fifth cut that would reduce its total proposed funding to $25.9 billion.

March 16, 2017 In The News

Workers at federal agencies in Montgomery County would most likely be affected if proposed spending cuts in President Donald Trump’s federal budget released Thursday were to be implemented.

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March 14, 2017 In The News

As President Donald Trump prepares to release a budget this week that will propose heavy limits on spending, Maryland's congressional delegation wants the administration to maintain a $4.5 billion transportation program that may have a significant impact

March 14, 2017 In The News

House Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) just nailed the Republican Party with another example of their blatant ACA v. Wealthcare hypocrisy.

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March 9, 2017 In The News

Public service is in the DNA of Representative Jamie Raskin’s family (D-MD). The Maryland lawmaker’s grandfather was the first Jew ever elected in the Minnesota legislature. His wife, Sarah Raskin, served as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Treasury during the Obama Administration and Raskin’s great uncle worked as a judge in Wisconsin.