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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Press Releases

February 7, 2019 Press Release
Media reports and FEC complaints suggest NRA illegally coordinated ads with campaigns, violated campaign contribution laws
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) are seeking information from the National Rifle Association (NRA) regarding allegations that the NRA violated campaign finance laws by coordinating communications with the Trump Campaign and several campaigns for Republican Senate candidates.
February 1, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) is bringing renowned environmentalist, author, and educator Bill McKibben as his guest to Tuesday night’s State of the Union Address.
January 31, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) introduced the Shareholders United Act, H.R. 936, to control billions of dollars in corporate political spending and put power back in the hands of the shareholders.
January 29, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, DC.) – Today the House Judiciary Committee is conducting the first congressional hearing on H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2019, comprehensive legislation designed to restore our democracy, strengthen voting rights, reduce the influence of big money in our elections, and restore ethics and integrity in government
January 28, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Anthony Brown (D-MD) and David Trone (D-MD) in writing today to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to request it conduct a study of helicopter noise within the Washington metropolitan region.
January 28, 2019 Press Release
Raskin will also join the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law
(WASHINGTON, DC.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) will serve as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties in the 116th Congress as he continues his service on the House Judiciary Committee in his second Term.
January 24, 2019 Press Release
Raskin will also join the Subcommittee on Government Operations
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) will serve as Chairman of the newly created Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in the 116th Congress as he continues his service on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform in his second Term.
January 16, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today 124 Members of the House of Representatives led by Reps. Don Beyer (VA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Betty McCollum (D-MN), Andre Carson (D-IN), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) introduced the Freedom of Religion Act to prohibit religious discrimination in our immigration system
January 11, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today led a group of House Democrats in writing to Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought requesting he direct federal agencies to provide back pay to low- and middle-income employees of federal contractors who were furloughed or otherwise impacted by the government shutdown.
January 9, 2019 Press Release
​(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, together with U.S. Representatives Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5), Elijah E. Cummings (MD-7), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-2), John P. Sarbanes (MD-3), Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-1), Anthony Brown (MD-4), Jamie Raskin (MD-8) and David Trone (MD-6) announced today that Maryland has been awarded $10.6 million through the Preschool Development Grants Birth through Five program to conduct a statewide, comprehensive birth through age five needs assessment for Maryland’s children