August 4, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) announced today that they will introduce a bill to remove the name of Francis G. Newlands, a late U.S. senator from Nevada who held racist views, from Chevy Chase Circle. The name appears on the fountain and a plaque in the circle. The circle lies partly in D.C. and partly in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District, which Raskin represents, and is managed by the National Park Service.
August 3, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, Tuesday, August 4, at 12:00 p.m., Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) will hold a Democratic Member roundtable on the deployment of federal agents to Portland. Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) and Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), who respectively represent Portland, will participate.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Co-Chairs of the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Representatives Jackie Speier (CA-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), and Vice Chairs Representatives Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01), along with 76 Members, in submitting an amicus brief in support of the National Women’s Law Center’s (NWLC) motion for a preliminary injunction to the Administration’s Final Title IX Rule. The amicus brief argues the Rule is arbitrary and capricious under the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”), in excess of the agency’s statutory authority, and contrary to Congress’s purposes in enacting Title IX and other victim-focused civil rights legislation. The Final Rule is slated to go into effect on August 14, even as schools and universities across the country grapple with the challenges of school closures, distance learning, and slashed budgets.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Jackie Walorski (IN-02) in calling on House leadership to prioritize affordable housing measures in the next COVID-19 package. In a letter, 103 lawmakers urged enhancements to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) be included in the next COVID-19 bill to support affordable housing production and address disruptions caused by the current public health and economic crisis. The Housing Credit has been a proven tool to expand affordable housing for over 30 years and will be essential in the recovery from this pandemic.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), Congressman Richard E. Neal (MA-01), Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ-07), Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08), and Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02) introduced the Scenic Trail Viewshed Protection Act. This legislation will help protect our national scenic trails by requiring stricter evaluation of natural gas pipeline projects that seek to cross these trails or their surrounding viewsheds.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined House Armed Services Committee Vice Chair and 30-year Army veteran Congressman Anthony Brown (MD-04), Subcommittee on Military Personnel Chair Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) and 30 House Members in writing to Department of Defense Secretary Mark Esper to demand he lift the effective ban on sovereign Native Nations and LGBTQ Pride Flags on military installations. The members argue the exclusion of these flags undermines diversity and inclusion efforts. Congressman Ted Lieu (CA-33), Congressman Reuben Gallego (AZ-07), Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) also served as co-leads for this effort.
July 30, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined Representatives Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), Frank Pallone (D-NJ), and Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) in submitting a public comment letter signed by 145 members of the House and Senate to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson urging him to rescind the proposed rule change to the Equal Access Rule that would allow federally funded emergency and temporary shelter providers to turn away transgender Americans. The letter is signed by 23 Senators and 122 Representatives.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Chair Jamie Raskin (MD-08) participated in today's emergency Oversight hearing on the Trump Administration’s latest attempt to ban undocumented immigrants from the 2020 Census count for apportionment purposes. You can watch his question line here.
Members question why EEOC reopened comment period on rule after receiving 1,800 comments overwhelmingly opposing the rule
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) led 185 Members in opposing the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) proposed rule that would make it more difficult for unionized federal workers to obtain effective representation during the EEOC employment discrimination complaint process. EEOC’s proposed rule, which is now subject to a second public comment period, prohibits federal employees participating in a union from using “official time” to assist or represent their colleagues in employer discrimination complaints. In February, during the first comment period, Raskin led 85 Members in requesting that the EEOC reject the proposed rule. After receiving over 1,800 comments overwhelmingly opposing the rule during the initial comment period, the EEOC opened a second comment period on June 1.
July 24, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined Reps. Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and 82 Members of Congress in sending a bipartisan letter to House Leadership urging support for animal shelters and rescue organizations in any upcoming coronavirus aid package.