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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Press Releases

June 18, 2019 Press Release
Study Would Address Residents’ Concerns With New Departure Routes in D.C. Metro Region
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) and 26 other Members of Congress in urging the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate how the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has handled aviation noise impacts while implementing the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) in major metropolitan areas, including the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
June 13, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin and U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) introduced the Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act with Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (all D-Conn.).
June 5, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)-Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), and Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA), Anthony Brown (D-MD), and David Trone (D-MD), today announced that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) will conduct a study of helicopter noise within the Washington metropolitan region, a request the Members made in January.
May 3, 2019 Press Release
Delegation Unanimously Supports Legislation to Reauthorize PRIIA Funding, Adopt Metro Reforms and Add Federal Operating Funding
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, all members of the National Capital House Congressional Delegation, led by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), reintroduced the Metro Accountability and Investment Act.
May 2, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) introduced the Waiver Accountability and Transparency Act to rein in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) excessive use of waivers to allow immigration detention facilities to circumvent critical federal standards.
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April 30, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) and colleagues Richard Hudson (R-NC), , Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Charlie Crist (D-FL), and Greg Steube (R-FL), in introducing the Sergeant First Class Richard Stayskal Military Medical Accountability Act of 2019, which would allow military servicemembers to sue the Department of Defense for instances of medical malpractice unrelated to their military duties.
April 29, 2019 Press Release
(ROCKVILLE, M.D.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has announced the 8th District winners of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for high school students.
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.

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