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June 19, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Reps. Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Matt Cartwright (PA-08), and Mike Levin (CA-49) and180 lawmakers in requesting economic relief for the clean energy industry, which has been severely hit by the COVID-19 crisis.
June 19, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Dan Kildee (MI-05) and Rick Crawford (AR-01) and 70 Houes colleague sin sending a letter to House leadership calling for additional emergency funding in the next coronavirus aid bill for the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP), which helps to support fruit and vegetable incentive programs.
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June 19, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-8) joined Reps. Conor Lamb (PA-17) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-1) in sending a letter to Senate and House leadership advocating for the needs of our nation's veterans, transitioning service members, and their families in the next COVID-19 legislative response package.
June 18, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Donald McEachin (VA-04), Nanette Barragán (CA-44), Mike Levin (CA-49), Lisa Blunt Rochester (Del-At Large) and Katie Porter (CA-45) and more than 70 colleagues in urging the Trump Administration to immediately withdraw an Executive Order that seeks to allow development projects to bypass key environmental reviews that are required by law. These reviews are intended to protect communities across this country from potential adverse environmental effects.
June 17, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) and their National Capital Region colleagues in wroting to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy urging them to “issue strong, explicit directives to Members of the House regarding proper face coverings” as Congress prepares to cast votes next week.
June 17, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined 34 of her colleagues in sending a letter demanding improved transparency and immediate disclosure of data on how taxpayer funds were allocated through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The letter, which was sent to U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza, also raises concerns that the PPP’s application processes may have failed to adequately assist smaller community businesses and minority-owned businesses during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
June 16, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined more than 120 House Democrats in urging congressional leadership to include protections and financial assistance for farmworkers in future legislation to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter led by Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) members Reps. Jim Costa (CA-16) and Salud Carbajal (CA-24), lawmakers provide key policy recommendations to ensure future coronavirus related legislation includes protections for farmworkers. Support for farmworkers is vital for our food supply and public health.
June 16, 2020 Press Release
Members Pledge Effort to Secure Federal Support to Fix Issues Compounded by COVID-19 Pandemic and Ensure Free, Fair and Safe Elections in November
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) joined John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and members of the Maryland Congressional Delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen along with Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone, today applauded Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson (D) and Maryland House of Delegates Speaker Adrienne Jones (D) for holding joint hearings about Maryland’s June 2 primary election. The hearings will examine the election’s shortcomings and outline steps to enhance the state’s election systems ahead of November.
June 15, 2020 Press Release
Congressmen introduce Bivens Bill That Would Allow Citizens Recover Damages for Constitutional Violations by Federal Law Enforcement Officials
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressmen Hank Johnson (GA-04) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today introduced The Bivens Act, legislation that ensures citizens can recover damages for Constitutional violations committed against them by federal law enforcement officials, including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Justice (DOJ) and federal prison officials.
June 15, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, sent a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) demanding the agencies investigate the reports of white supremacists interfering in peaceful protests, following the Administration’s persistent efforts to blame “Antifa.”

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