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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Press Releases

March 1, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)-- Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Lois Frankel, Jackie Speier and 10 House colleagues in calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to re-open the agreement made with serial sexual abuser Jeffrey Epstein and to make public the internal misconduct investigation of then-U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta, the current Labor Secretary, who approved the illegal plea deal.
February 26, 2019 Press Release
Bill would commission research on children’s technology use and outcomes including addiction, bullying, and depression
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Ted Budd (NC-13) and Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), and Susan Collins (R-Maine) today reintroduced the Children and Media Research Advancement (CAMRA) Act, legislation that authorizes the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead a research program on technology and media’s effects on infants, children, and adolescents in core areas of cognitive, physical, and socio-emotional development.
February 25, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Anthony Brown (MD-04), Vice Chair of the House Armed Services Committee and 30-year combat veteran, led HASC Subcommittee on Military Personnel Chairwoman Jackie Speier, Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, and Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Chairman Jamie Raskin in sending a letter to Department of Defense Acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on the recent arrest of Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Hasson.
February 22, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined more than 225 of his colleagues in cosponsoring H.J.Res. 46, a privileged resolution to terminate President Trump’s dangerous national emergency declaration diverting billions of urgently needed Department of Defense military construction funds in order to fund his fantasy border wall.
February 22, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Jackie Speier (CA-14), Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Lois Frankel and 15 colleagues in sending a letter to President Trump requesting he immediately demand Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta’s resignation due to his severe mishandling of the Epstein case, reinforced by the recent ruling by U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra, which found that the Secretary violated the Crime Victims’ Rights Act (CVRA) by secretly arranging a plea deal.
February 15, 2019 Press Release
Representatives Highlight Case of Afghan Translator Muhammad Kamran Who Was Denied Refugee Status
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD), joined by Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Michael Waltz (R-FL), wrote Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen seeking further information about Muhammad Kamran and his family, which includes four young daughters.
February 14, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) introduced the End Shutdowns Act, legislation to prevent a future government shutdown.
February 12, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)- Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Reps. Jared Huffman (D-CA), Chair of the Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee; Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Vice-Chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus; and 100 lawmakers introduced Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act, bipartisan legislation to halt the oil and gas drilling exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge currently being pursued by the Trump administration.
February 11, 2019 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC.) – Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08) issued the following statement in response to recent comments made by Representative Ilhan Omar (MN-5):

“I am writing in response to recent statements made by Representative Ilhan Omar (MN) and I welcome her unequivocal apology.

February 8, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, DC.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) will serve as the new Vice Chair of the Committee on House Administration in the 116th Congress as he continues his service on the Committee in his second Term.