Press Releases

September 30, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairs and senior Members sent a letter to Acting Director Russell Vought, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), seeking information about the Trump Administration’s cancellation of diversity and anti-racism training in the federal government.
September 30, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Gwen Moore (D-WI), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) led 107 House Members in sending a bipartisan letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) urging the agency to issue missing economic impact payments (EIPs) to survivors of domestic violence. Nearly every state has reported increases in domestic violence cases since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and caseworkers and advocates of domestic violence survivors across the country have documented cases of abusive partners stealing or withholding EIPs from survivors. The IRS has decided to issue catch-up EIPs to individuals who did not receive their payments, and the Members are calling on the agency to provide this same relief to survivors of domestic violence.
September 29, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent letters to eight police departments and sheriffs’ offices across the country seeking information about their efforts over the past year to address allegations that multiple law enforcement officers kept social media accounts that expressed violent, racist, or white supremacist views.
September 29, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Below is Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Jamie Raskin’s opening statement, as prepared for delivery, for today’s remote hearing entitled “Confronting Violent White Supremacy (Part IV): White Supremacy in Blue—The Infiltration of Local Police Departments.” Click here to watch the video.
September 29, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, released an unredacted version of a 2006 Intelligence Assessment by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) entitled, “White Supremacist Infiltration of Law Enforcement.”
September 29, 2020 Press Release
FBI Refuses to Testify as Chairman Raskin Releases Unredacted FBI Intelligence Assessment
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, held a remote hearing to examine white supremacists’ infiltration of local law enforcement.
September 28, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at 10:00 a.m, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, will hold a remote hearing titled, “Confronting Violent White Supremacy (Part IV): White Supremacy in Blue—The Infiltration of Local Police Departments.”
September 25, 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, released a new staff report entitled, “The Trump Administration’s Mistreatment of Detained Immigrants: Deaths and Deficient Medical Care by For-Profit Detention Contractors.”
September 24, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) in introducing the COVID-19 Disinformation Research and Reporting Act. The new legislation would examine the role of disinformation and misinformation on the public response to COVID-19 and the role that social media has in promoting the spread of false information. The bill is also co-sponsored by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Jack Reed (D-RI), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Sean Casten (D-IL), and Bill Foster (D-IL).
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September 24, 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, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all Md.) today announced $5.6 million in federal funding upgrade MARC commuter trains and improve railroad infrastructure across Maryland. Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Grant Program.

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