Press Releases

September 4, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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 (all D-Md.), today announced $250,054 in federal funding for housing assistance programs across the state.
September 4, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Maryland Congressional Delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin, Kweisi Mfume and David Trone, announced $50,751,132 in federal funding for the Maryland Department of Health to support statewide efforts to combat the opioid crisis.
September 4, 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, Andy Harris, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all Md.) announced $3,941,087.76 in federal funds to support projects throughout Maryland to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay and enhance environmental infrastructure.
September 4, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Rep. Jamie Raskin, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Committee Member, sent a letter to Acting Secretary Chad Wolf, Department of Homeland Security, and Director James Murray, U.S. Secret Service, regarding the concerning detention of India Johnson and Yasmeen Winston on the National Mall.
September 3, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Rep. Jimmy Gomez, Vice Chair of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, sent a letter to the Department of Justice requesting an investigation into the actions of a violent contingent of deputies at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) who adhere to white supremacist ideologies, belong to “criminal gangs,” and engage in an “aggressive style of policing” motivated by racism.
September 3, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, issued the following statement demanding the Department of Defense (DOD) provide information and documents in response to their June 15, 2020, request for information about how DOD is working to address racial disparities in the U.S. Military Justice System:
September 3, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, joined by Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) urged Maryland Department of Labor (MDOL) Secretary Tiffany Robinson to swiftly resolve thousands of pending unemployment insurance claims. In their letter, the members urge MDOL to prioritize helping Marylanders whose applications for unemployment assistance remain unresolved or unanswered. As FEMA has now approved Maryland’s application for an additional $300 per week in benefits, the members emphasize that many Marylanders have still not heard from the Department or received the benefits for which they are eligible – a situation that must be resolved immediately.
September 3, 2020 Press Release
Communities of color and low-income communities are disproportionately threatened by toxic coal ash exposure
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today led 55 House Members in urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw its dangerous proposal to weaken coal ash safety standards across America by gutting a 2015 rule mandating the closure of unprotected coal ash storage ponds. Under the existing 2015 rule, coal ash storage ponds are required to close if they are leaking dangerous chemicals, structurally impaired, or located in hazardous geological areas. The EPA’s proposed revisions to the rule would permit operators to resume dumping millions of tons of toxic waste in unprotected coal ash storage ponds, endangering the health of communities downstream and ensuring the continued pollution of our nation’s waterways.
September 2, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) today applaud the award of $232,222.00 in federal funding for Carroll County Regional/Jack B. Poage Field Airport in Westminster, Md. This award is disbursed by the Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and appropriated through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
September 2, 2020 Press Release
Changes Would Impact Thousands of Marylanders Who Receive Care at these Facilities, as COVID-19 Pandemic Continues
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen joined by Senator Ben Cardin and Representatives Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone urged House and Senate Armed Services Committee leaders to include a provision within the final defense authorization bill to require the Department of Defense (DOD) to closely examine recently proposed changes to military medical treatment facilities (MTFs). The members note in their letter that these changes could have serious impacts on the thousands of Marylanders who receive care at these facilities. As the coronavirus continues to impact communities across our state and put an increased strain on our healthcare system, it is crucial to ensure Marylanders’ access to care.

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