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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Congressional Progressive Caucus Unveils Budget

May 2, 2017
Press Release
The People’s Budget: A Roadmap for the Resistance

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) released the annual People’s Budget today. The Congressional Progressive Caucus’s People’s Budget: A Roadmap for the Resistance reinvests in American families, prioritizing funding for education, health care, jobs and clean air and water. The People’s Budget puts political and economic power back in the hands of the people.

The Executive Summary of The People’s Budget: A Roadmap for the Resistance can be found here. The full text can be found here. A list of organizations supporting this year’s budget can be found here. The Economic Policy Institute released an analysis of The People’s Budget, which can be found here

Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08), the Congressional Progressive Caucus Vice Chair and Liaison to New Members said, “A budget is, above all, an ethical document.  The Trump budget would rip gaping holes in the fabric of social life in America while driving the militarism of the Bannon wing of the Trump White House. The Progressive Caucus budget is the answer to the moral chaos of the administration.  It reflects a serious commitment to the needs and priorities of the American people.”  

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Congressman Jamie Raskin represents Maryland’s 8th Congressional District, which includes Montgomery, Frederick, and Carroll counties. He is the Vice Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, a Senior Democratic Whip, and Freshman Representative to the House Democratic Steering & Policy Committee. He also serves on the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee and the Committee on House Administration.