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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Press Releases

December 7, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, John P. Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown and Jamie B. Raskin, have announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $6,554,575 in federal funding for the Maryland Port Authority.
December 5, 2018 Press Release
(ROCKVILLE, MD) – Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08) announced the winners of his 2018 Congressional App Challenge today: Montgomery Blair High School students Marie Brodsky and Suveena Sreenilaya and Herbert Hoover Middle School student Joseph Brodsky, who won for their team submission, “TimeFlies.”
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December 3, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Elijah Cummings, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Jamie Raskin (all D-MD) have sent a letter to General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Teresa Barra requesting a meeting to discuss the company’s decision to terminate operations at its White Marsh facility, calling it an “example of extremely poor corporate citizenship.”
November 29, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) will serve as Caucus Leadership Representative for the House Democratic Caucus in the 116th Congress.
November 8, 2018 Press Release
“There is little doubt that President Trump’s decision to force the firing of Attorney General Sessions places Special Counsel Mueller’s inquiry at grave risk.”
Today, Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) led House Judiciary Committee Democrats in sending letters to Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) regarding the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions by President Donald Trump in what appears to be a clear effort to change the supervisory structure for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing criminal investigation.
October 26, 2018 Press Release
The Maryland State Police will receive a grant of $2,544,800 through the Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) to support law enforcement agencies in combating the illegal manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine, heroin, and prescription opioids.
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October 26, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, all Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform issued the following statement in response to multiple pipe bombs targeting government officials, press outlets, and others.
October 24, 2018 Press Release
Reps. Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Don Beyer (VA-08), Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Gerald E. Connolly (VA-11), Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-AL), and Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) sent a letter to Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke urging him to extend the public comment period for the National Parks Service’s proposal to modify the types of demonstration activities allowed on the National Mall.
October 17, 2018 Press Release
“Without swift action, millions of dedicated teachers, first responders, service members and other public servants will face substantial harm due to preventable failures on the part of the Department and student loan servicers.”
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined more than 150 Democrats in requesting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos turn over more information—and swiftly act to fix— regarding the Department’s flawed handling of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.
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October 11, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Committee on House Administration Democrats Robert A. Brady (D-Pa.), Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), and Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court refused to intervene this week in an emergency challenge to a North Dakota voter ID law that will effectively deny thousands of Native Americans their right to vote in the upcoming general election.

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