Press Releases

October 9, 2020 Press Release
After Disavowing Herd Immunity Before Congress, Azar Publicly Praised it as ‘Reinforcement’ of Administration’s Strategy
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Rep. James E. Clyburn, Chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, and Rep. Jamie Raskin sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar requesting that he clarify whether the Trump Administration is responding to the coronavirus crisis with a herd immunity “strategy”. Public health experts have warned this approach could lead to the death of more than two million Americans.
October 9, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi today convened a press conference to introduce legislation establishing a Commission on Presidential Capacity to Discharge the Powers and Duties of Office. The legislation, which is modeled on a bill introduced by Rep. Raskin in 2017, will enable Congress to ensure effective and uninterrupted leadership in the highest office in the Executive Branch of government by creating the body and process called for in Section 4 of the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Raskin’s bill has 38 cosponsors.
October 8, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) announced $100,000 in federal funding for Maryland Public Television (MPT) to develop personalized learning experiences for children, especially those in low-income communities. Funding comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Ready to Learn (RTL) Grant Program.
October 8, 2020 Press Release
“Even strong economic lifelines matter very little if they are not quickly and fully deployed.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone, during a conference call yesterday again urged Maryland Secretary of Labor Tiffany Robinson to redouble the agency’s efforts to improve the expediency with which Marylanders’ claims for Unemployment Insurance (UI) are processed. Following up on their correspondence and conversations with state leaders earlier this summer, the congressional delegation also requested that the state provide a full and updated accounting on the numbers of unpaid and/or unresolved claims.
October 6, 2020 Press Release
Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08), a Member of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, released the following statement in response to President Trump's abrupt decision to call off negotiations for coronavirus relief legislation until after the November election:
October 6, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone today announced $346,500 in federal funding to upgrade transportation services and increase transit access in rural and low-income communities across Maryland.
October 6, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA), Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), and U.S. Representatives John Sarbanes (D-MD), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Anthony Brown (D-MD), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), and David Trone (D-MD) issued the following statement today:
October 2, 2020 Press Release
Subcommittee Chairman Raskin and Vice Chair Ocasio-Cortez Lead Members in #OurVote2020 Video
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, released a staff report entitled “Our Vote 2020: 20 Ways to Secure a Full and Fair Election During the Coronavirus Pandemic.” The report outlines five actions that individual voters, employers, as well as local and state governments can each take to secure a full and fair election this fall.
October 2, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, David Trone (all-Md.) today announced $2,612,302 in federal funding for the Maryland Emergency Management Agency to invest in flood prevention and hazard mitigation efforts along the Eastern Shore.
October 1, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined the Sierra Club and 17 partner organizations in calling on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to commit to 100% electrification of its transit bus fleet by 2045, or sooner, and to take immediate steps toward achieving that goal.

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