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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Press Releases

January 24, 2020 Press Release
Measure will be introduced as world marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday, January 27
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) announced that he is an original cosponsor of the bipartisan House resolution commemorating 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz.
January 23, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Eliot L. Engel (NY-16) and Diana DeGette (CO-01), top Members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and 53 House colleagues in sending a letter to the Trump Administration demanding a complete ban on flavored e-cigarettes.
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January 23, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requesting documents and information related to recent news that the Trump Administration has continued to separate hundreds of additional immigrant children from their parents.
January 21, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined House Armed Services Committee Vice Chair Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), Congressman Gil Cisneros (CA-39), Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and 26 lawmakers in sending a letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper about the administration’s plan to divert billions of dollars in military funds to the construction of additional fencing and barriers along the U.S.- Mexico border.
January 16, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today Representatives Jared Huffman (CA-02) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08), founders of the Congressional Freethought Caucus, issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s guidance on prayer in public schools:
January 14, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)-Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Member of the LGBT Equality Caucus and Transgender Equality Task Force, joined U.S.

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January 13, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), a senior member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, in introducing the “Crude by Rail Volatility Standard Act” (H.R.5553) with Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA13), Bill Foster (D-IL), Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) as original cosponsors.
January 10, 2020 Press Release
In light of Recent Comments, Letter Seeks Immediate Clarity on EPA’s Position
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and 18 colleagues in sending a bicameral letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler urging the EPA to clarify its position on the enforcement of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) pollution reduction targets.
January 8, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-1) and 70 Members of Congress in sending a bicameral letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “to obtain more information regarding the holding of Iranian Americans in secondary inspection upon entering the United States in Blaine, Washington” over the weekend.
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January 7, 2020 Press Release
New bill seeks to elevate Kirwan Commission recommendations for educational reforms in Maryland to national-priority status
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and Congressman David Trone (both D-Md.) announced legislation in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives that would provide an additional $1.4 billion in federal grant funding for states and local communities that commit to transformative policy changes and allocated significant additional resources to address education inequities. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined as a cosponsor in the Senate and Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) as a cosponsor in the House.

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