Press Releases

August 20, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) announced that Mount St. Mary’s University, in partnership with Montgomery College and Frederick Community College, will receive $899,926 to support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) degree completion and job placement for low-income, high-achieving undergraduates. The program will focus on transfer student success, providing scholarships and academic, social, and professional development support services.
August 19, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent letters to the Department of Labor, Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development requesting that they reevaluate their policies and rulemakings that allow for discrimination against LGBTQ+ people in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County.
August 19, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD0 joined Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Katherine Clark (D-MA) and 90 Democrats today in demanding that the USPS Board of Governors remove Postmaster General Louis DeJoy from his position immediately. The letter outlines the numerous destructive changes DeJoy has implemented as well as his several conflict of interests with investments in USPS competitors and contractors. DeJoy’s temporary suspension of some policies does not reverse the damage he has already done.
August 18, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today hosted a Postal Service Day of Action at the U.S. Post Office (USPS) in Leisure World Plaza. Rep. Raskin was joined by Nannette Corley, President of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 3630; Jessie Fitzpatrick, a retired USPS employee who served as a Clerk for 26 years; and Louise Doss-Martin, a Navy veteran who relies on the postal service to deliver medication. You can watch the Facebook livestream of the event here.
August 17, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Andy Harris, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, David Trone and Kweisi Mfume (all-Md.) today announced $953,854 in new federal funds for Maryland to further invest in emergency preparedness plans, inspecting pipelines and training for managing bulk transportation of petroleum products and other hazardous materials.
August 17, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and U.S. Representatives Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) wrote to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue urging the extension of school nutrition waivers for the 2020-2021 school year to ensure children have access to healthy meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
August 15, 2020 Press Release
Members urged President Trump to withdraw his nomination and immediately remove Pendley from Acting Director position
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Committee on Natural Resources Chair Raul Grijalva (AZ-03) and Vice Chair Deb Haaland (NM-01) led 28 House Members in urging President Trump to withdraw his nomination of William Perry Pendley to serve as Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and to immediately revoke Pendley’s authority as Acting Director. Pendley’s fundamental opposition to the mission of the BLM, multiple ethical transgressions, and inflammatory rhetoric on matters of racial justice and social inclusion render him unqualified for this position and unfit for public office.
August 14, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.), announced $2,565,447 in federal funding for the National Association of Community Health Centers headquartered in Bethesda, Md.
August 12, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, led a letter with Chairwoman Maloney, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, and four Equality Caucus Co-Chairs to John F. Ring, Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), regarding NLRB’s unsatisfactory response to their investigation about the removal of nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ+ employees.
August 12, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today announced that Maryland’s 8th Congressional District is one of the top performers in the Information Technology Industry Council’s (ITI) new report on high-tech communities across America. The 8th District has the highest proportion of science and engineering jobs out of all congressional districts in the United States and ranks second in the nation for total science and engineering workers in the high-skilled workforce.

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