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August 8, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement in response to President Trump's unconstitutional Executive Orders: (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement in response to President Trump's unconstitutional Executive Orders to defer the payroll tax and slash unemployment aid:
August 6, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Representatives Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), Don Beyer (VA-08), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), and Maxine Waters (CA-43) and 31 colleagues in calling on FEMA to respond to recent reports that faulty masks, gowns, and gloves were sent to nursing homes. Currently, more than 40% of all COVID-19 deaths have been tied to nursing homes. The Members demanded answers as to how, and the level at which, faulty equipment was sent to nursing homes, how it has impacted staff and patients, and how FEMA plans to prevent such errors in the future.
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August 5, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Max Rose (NY-11) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) and more than 30 lawmakers in urging the Trump Administration to extend the activations of men and women in the National Guard for the entire duration of the declared disasters and emergencies so they can continue to assist with the nation’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic uninterrupted. The letter demands the Administration explain the change in the federal cost-share of National Guard deployments which will force cash-strapped states to cover a quarter of the cost, resulting in states being burdened with millions in unforeseen expenses. The lawmakers also raised concerns about why Florida and Texas are the only states exempt from the new cost-share agreements.
August 5, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) yesterday held a roundtable discussion with Democratic Members to examine President Trump’s deployment of federal agents to Portland. Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) and Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), who represent Portland, participated in the discussion.
August 4, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, John Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) announced $500,000 in federal funds for the University of Maryland Support, Advocacy, Freedom, and Empowerment Center for Human Trafficking Survivors (SAFE Center).
August 4, 2020 Press Release
Letter from 131 Members of the House Democratic Caucus encourages Speaker Pelosi to fight for USPS in forthcoming COVID-19 legislation
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Alma S. Adams (NC-12), Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (OR-04), Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), and Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (VA-11) and 126 other Members of Congress in sending a letter to Speaker Pelosi requesting strong support for the United States Postal Service in forthcoming COVID-19 relief legislation.
August 4, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), and Congressmen C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), John P. Sarbanes (MD-03), Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), David Trone (MD-06), and Kweisi Mfume (MD-07) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue expressing their serious concern about actions taken by USDA that will increase food insecurity in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
August 4, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) announced today that they will introduce a bill to remove the name of Francis G. Newlands, a late U.S. senator from Nevada who held racist views, from Chevy Chase Circle. The name appears on the fountain and a plaque in the circle. The circle lies partly in D.C. and partly in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District, which Raskin represents, and is managed by the National Park Service.
August 3, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, Tuesday, August 4, at 12:00 p.m., Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) will hold a Democratic Member roundtable on the deployment of federal agents to Portland. Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) and Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), who respectively represent Portland, will participate.
July 31, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Co-Chairs of the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Representatives Jackie Speier (CA-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), and Vice Chairs Representatives Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01), along with 76 Members, in submitting an amicus brief in support of the National Women’s Law Center’s (NWLC) motion for a preliminary injunction to the Administration’s Final Title IX Rule. The amicus brief argues the Rule is arbitrary and capricious under the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”), in excess of the agency’s statutory authority, and contrary to Congress’s purposes in enacting Title IX and other victim-focused civil rights legislation. The Final Rule is slated to go into effect on August 14, even as schools and universities across the country grapple with the challenges of school closures, distance learning, and slashed budgets.
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