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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Press Releases

April 15, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Chairman of the Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, issued the following statement in response to “federalism concerns” raised by Oversight Committee Members Jim Jordan (R-OH), Jody Hice (R-GA), Michael Cloud (R-TX), and Chip Roy (R-TX) regarding the Committee’s voter suppression probe:
April 2, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, DC.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) will serve as Chairman of the newly-created Rules Subcommittee on Expedited Procedures in the 116th Congress.
April 2, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Representatives Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), Diana DeGette (CO-01), and Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) introduced a House Resolution to recognize the vital role local journalism plays in promoting good governance, accountability, and community.
March 28, 2019 Press Release
H.R.1965 would admit Puerto Rico as a State of the union
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) and Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (PR-at-large) in introducing H.R.1965, Puerto Rico Admission Act of 2019, legislation for admission of the territory of Puerto Rico as a state of the union.
March 27, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Representatives Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Tim Walberg (R-MI) today introduced sweeping reforms to our nation's civil asset forfeiture laws to defend due process and rein in unjust seizures of private property. H.R. 1895, the Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration Act (FAIR Act), will raise the level of proof necessary for the federal government to seize property, reform the IRS structuring statute to protect innocent small business owners, and increase transparency and congressional oversight.
March 27, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Today, members of the National Capital Region Congressional Delegation sent a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development requesting $150 million in federal funding for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).
March 26, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Representatives Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), and Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) called on Gannett Co., Inc. and Verizon Media Group to consider the impact that their recent job cuts at multiple media outlets will have on the public’s access to high-quality, fact-based news. In January of this year, Gannett and Verizon, two of the nation’s largest media groups, both cut hundreds of jobs across print, broadcast, and digital media.
March 25, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (NY-16), House Foreign Affairs Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights Subcommittee Chairwoman Karen Bass (CA-37), Senate Foreign Relations Committee Member Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07), Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), Rep. John Sarbanes (MD-03), Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Rep. Anthony Brown (MD-04), and House Foreign Affairs Committee Member Rep. David Trone (MD-06) in sending a letter to President Trump asking that he take action immediately to prevent several thousand Liberians with Deferred Enforcement Departure (DED) status from being deported from the country.
March 13, 2019 Press Release
Bicameral Legislation Would Produce More Than 3 Million New Housing Units, Reduce Rents by 10%, and Create 1.5 Million New Jobs with No Deficit Impact; Bill Marks Important First Step to Addressing the Racial Wealth Gap by Promoting Home Ownership
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Representatives Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), Cedric Richmond (D-La.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Gwen Moore (D-Wis.), Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Susan Wild (D-Pa.), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.), and Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), today reintroduced the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act to help bring down costs for renters and buyers, level the playing field so working families everywhere can find a decent place to live at a decent price, and takes the first step to address the effects of decades of housing discrimination on communities of color.
March 13, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined nearly 240 other Members of Congress in proudly introducing the Equality Act of 2019.

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