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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Press Releases

September 19, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08) is one of the 52 original members of this bipartisan and bicameral coalition, which is co-chaired by Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), Rep. Peter King (R-NY), and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL).
September 19, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Representatives Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced more than $5,585,000 in federal funds for Western Maryland through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program.
September 19, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, issued public statements after receiving word that the Trump Administration appears to have reversed its misguided policy of deporting critically ill children and their families.
September 18, 2019 Press Release
Administration Blocked Lower Level Officials From Answering Questions on Policy to Deport Critically Ill Children, Citing Baseless “Litigation” Claim Rejected by Supreme Court
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent a letter demanding that Acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli and Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence personally testify at a hearing on September 26, 2019, after the Trump Administration blocked their lower-level employees from answering questions on the policy to deport critically ill children and their families.
September 18, 2019 Press Release
Pentagon Spent at Least $184,000 in U.S. Taxpayer Funds at President Trump’s Turnberry Resort
(Washington, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent their third letter demanding documents being withheld by the Department of Defense in response to the Committee’s requests for information regarding U.S. taxpayer funds spent at President Donald Trump’s Turnberry golf resort in Scotland in apparent violation of the Domestic Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.
September 17, 2019 Press Release
Under Proposed Rule 50,000 Marylanders Could Lose SNAP Benefits

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) wrote to U.S.

September 16, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Representative Jamie Raskin and U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (all D-Md.) announced $760,875 in federal funding for volunteer fire departments in Montgomery County.
September 16, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Ted Deutch, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism, and Rep. Max Rose, Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism, and Reps. Stephen F. Lynch and Jamie Raskin, Chairmen of the Oversight and Reform Subcommittees on National Security and Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, issued the following statement on this week’s hearings on the transnational terrorist threat of white nationalist terrorism:
September 13, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Reps. Jamie Raskin (MD-8), Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), and the House Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus wrote to Acting Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella and President Trump to oppose the gutting of an Obama-era Exeuctive Order that protects all federal contractors from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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September 12, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)— Congressman Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, held an emergency hearing entitled “The Administration’s Apparent Revocation of Medical Deferred Action for Critically Ill Children” focused on the Trump Administration’s decision to end consideration of requests to defer deportation, including for children with critical illnesses.

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