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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

In The News

May 23, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget attracted swift disapproval from Frederick County’s federal lawmakers on Tuesday, along with their Democratic colleagues, who called the spending plan “dead on arrival.”

May 17, 2017 In The News

 Jamie Raskin proposes using the 25th amendment to assess whether presidential incapacity exists.

Whenever Raskin weighs in on issues of presidential accountability, he speaks from experience—and with the authority of a scholar who has worked with Democrats and Republicans to make real the full promise of the nation’s defining document.

May 15, 2017 In The News

In the nearly four months since Donald Trump took office, many Democrats have questioned his ability to run the country. But only Rep. Jamie B. Raskin has authored legislation to address those concerns.

May 3, 2017 In The News

A group of Purple Line proponents gathered for a rally in downtown Silver Spring Tuesday morning and called on a federal judge to act quickly in making a decision on the light rail line, which has been stalled for months.

“We need this project,” said Rep. Jamie B. Raskin, D-Md. “This is a critical aspect of infrastructure development in the state.”

May 3, 2017 In The News

Leaders including Rep. Jamie Raskin, County Executives Ike Leggett and Rushern Baker as well as more than a dozen other representatives from Montgomery and Prince George’s counties joined with more than 50 Purple Line supporters and construction workers at the Silver Spring library to call for federal Judge Richard Leon to issue a new ruling in the ongoing lawsuit.

May 1, 2017 In The News

In the months since Trump took office, several members of Congress have cited concern about his mental health as a reason to change the law.

April 12, 2017 In The News

After touring South Carroll High School, Congressman Jamie Raskin, District 8, watched students learn code and chatted with government classes in the media center Wednesday morning. The visit was arranged to celebrate School Library Media Month.

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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.

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