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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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July 17, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Congressmen Jamie Raskin, Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersburger, John P. Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone and U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) on Tuesday hosted key leaders of federal worker unions to discuss the Trump administration’s ongoing campaign against civil servants and federal workers.
July 17, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) –Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) issued the following statement after the House passed H.Res. 489, condemning President Trump’s racist comments directed at Members of Congress, by a vote of 240 – 187:
July 17, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Standing in the U.S. Capitol, Congressmen Jamie Raskin, Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John P. Sarbanes and U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (All D-Md.) on Tuesday presented the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Award to U.S. Capitol Police Special Agent Crystal Griner of Gwynn Oaks, Md. and Special Agent David Bailey of Silver Spring, Md.
July 16, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) joined U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) in sending a bicameral letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue about the proposed relocation of the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
July 12, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020, H.R. 2500, passed the House by a vote of 220-197.
July 12, 2019 Press Release
Resignation Follows Invitation to Testify at a Public Oversight Committee Hearing
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement after Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced his resignation:
July 12, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Rep. Raskin voted in favor of H.R. 1327, the “Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alverez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act,” which passed the House by a vote of 402-12. The bipartisan legislation extends the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) until 2092, similar to the timeline of the World Trade Center Health Program, and reverses all cuts in compensation for both current and future claims.
July 11, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 221-207 to adopt Congressman Jamie Raskin’s (MD-08) amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to prohibit the spending of taxpayer dollars on military parades and displays for the personal and political purposes of the President outside of authorized military operations or activities.
July 11, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, convened a hearing entitled “The Trump Administration's Attack on the ACA: Reversal in Court Case Threatens Health Care for Millions of Americans” to examine the implications of the Trump Administration’s sudden decision to reverse its own previous legal position in Texas v. United States and assert that the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) should be struck down as unconstitutional.
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July 11, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Below is Chairman Jamie Raskin’s opening statement, as prepared for delivery, for today’s hearing examining how the Trump Administration’s deterrence policies are creating a humanitarian crisis and jeopardizing the health and safety of the migrant children and families.
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