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June 5, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, the Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Rep. Lou Correa, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security, issued this statement following a report issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General (IG) on the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s handling of race-based harassment allegations:
June 5, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)— Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Representatives Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and John Lewis (GA-05) and 62 colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter urging the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to ensure that the United States is taking all available steps to adequately understand the unique risks and effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in pregnant women. The Members also emphasized the importance of ensuring that efforts to understand the effects of COVID-19 during and after pregnancy include proactive steps to promote racial, ethnic, and geographic diversity among participants.
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June 5, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today wrote to Governor Larry Hogan to communicate concerns that have been persistently raised by his constituents attempting to access unemployment insurance during the coronavirus pandemic.
June 5, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Representatives Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) and Juan Vargas (D-CA) and 97 colleagues in sending a letter to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Matthew Albence demanding answers on the agencies’ involvement with the ongoing protests against police brutality in light of reports of law enforcement using force at protests and demonstrations. The letter follows reports of ICE and CBP assisting law enforcement during the protests.
June 5, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Representatives Jackie Speier (CA-14), Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03), Deb Haaland (NM-01), Ben Ray Luján (NM-03), Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) in sending a letter today to Acting Chair of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee Michael Horowitz requesting an investigation into the hundreds of federal contracts entered with first-time contractors related to the COVID-19 response efforts, including many contractors who are ill-suited to provide the critical services that are needed.
June 4, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Representatives Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Donald Beyer (D-VA) and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today led more than 120 House Members in demanding answers from Attorney General William Barr about Department of Justice (DOJ)’s deployment of unidentifiable law enforcement officers in Washington, D.C. amid the Black Lives Matter and Justice for George Floyd protests. The lawmakers sent the letter amid reports that Barr deployed DOJ law enforcement officers, including personnel from the Bureau of Prisons (BOP), to police protesters in Washington, D.C. without carrying identifying name plates, official insignia, or agency markings of any kind on their uniforms, which undermines public safety, trust, and peace.
June 4, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) and 17 progressive House colleagues in sending a letter to Brazil’s Congressional President Rodrigo Maia in an effort to protect sacred lands from corporate land grabs. The letter comes at a moment in time when the Brazilian Congress considers PL 2633/2020, known as the “Land Grabbers Law,” which would legalize the theft of millions of hectares of public and indigenous land that continues to be illegally invaded and deforested.
June 4, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, John P. Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $618,628 to expand telehealth services for residents in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County.
June 4, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Members of the Maryland Congressional Delegation, including Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G.

June 4, 2020 Press Release
Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Bob Casey (D-PA), along with Representatives John P. Sarbanes (D-MD) and Bobby Scott (D-VA) and members representing the Chesapeake Bay region in a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging continued investment in the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

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