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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Press Releases

February 15, 2019 Press Release
Representatives Highlight Case of Afghan Translator Muhammad Kamran Who Was Denied Refugee Status
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD), joined by Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Michael Waltz (R-FL), wrote Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen seeking further information about Muhammad Kamran and his family, which includes four young daughters.
February 14, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) introduced the End Shutdowns Act, legislation to prevent a future government shutdown.
February 12, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)- Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Reps. Jared Huffman (D-CA), Chair of the Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee; Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Vice-Chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus; and 100 lawmakers introduced Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act, bipartisan legislation to halt the oil and gas drilling exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge currently being pursued by the Trump administration.
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February 11, 2019 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC.) – Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08) issued the following statement in response to recent comments made by Representative Ilhan Omar (MN-5):

“I am writing in response to recent statements made by Representative Ilhan Omar (MN) and I welcome her unequivocal apology.

February 8, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, DC.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) will serve as the new Vice Chair of the Committee on House Administration in the 116th Congress as he continues his service on the Committee in his second Term.
February 7, 2019 Press Release
Media reports and FEC complaints suggest NRA illegally coordinated ads with campaigns, violated campaign contribution laws
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) are seeking information from the National Rifle Association (NRA) regarding allegations that the NRA violated campaign finance laws by coordinating communications with the Trump Campaign and several campaigns for Republican Senate candidates.
February 1, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) is bringing renowned environmentalist, author, and educator Bill McKibben as his guest to Tuesday night’s State of the Union Address.
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January 31, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) introduced the Shareholders United Act, H.R. 936, to control billions of dollars in corporate political spending and put power back in the hands of the shareholders.
January 29, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, DC.) – Today the House Judiciary Committee is conducting the first congressional hearing on H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2019, comprehensive legislation designed to restore our democracy, strengthen voting rights, reduce the influence of big money in our elections, and restore ethics and integrity in government
January 28, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Anthony Brown (D-MD) and David Trone (D-MD) in writing today to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to request it conduct a study of helicopter noise within the Washington metropolitan region.

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