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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Press Releases

September 7, 2018 Press Release
Members Call on House Republicans to Take Up Legislation to Secure Voting Systems Ahead of Midterm Elections
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Democratic Members of the Committee on House Administration today applauded the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for their new report, “Securing the Vote: Protecting American Democracy,” and called for the House of Representatives to take immediate action to protect our election systems from foreign interference.
September 6, 2018 Press Release
As the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court continues, the co-founders of the Congressional Freethought Caucus, Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD), led congressional colleagues in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee outlining Kavanaugh’s alarming record on core American principles of state-church separation and religious liberty.
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September 6, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, the Maryland Democratic Congressional Delegation, led by Senator Chris Van Hollen, wrote a letter to CSX Corporation President and CEO James Foote requesting an update on the status of the Howard Street Tunnel Project.
September 5, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has released the following statement after an anonymous senior official in the Trump administration wrote that

September 5, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Gerald E. Connolly was joined by Representatives Steny H. Hoyer, Eleanor Holmes Norton, John Sarbanes, Don Beyer, John Delaney, Anthony G. Brown and Jamie Raskin in sending a letter to congressional leadership urging them to reject President Trump’s plan to cancel a scheduled pay increase for federal workers.

July 27, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Rep. Beyer (D-VA) led a group of House Democrats today asking the Acting Director of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) for a review of recent meetings between Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and his former lobbying clients.
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July 25, 2018 Press Release
Congress recognized the need for the EPA to work collaboratively with states to address pollution sources generated in one state that adversely impact another state
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Maryland congressional delegation is calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reconsider its denial of Maryland’s petition requesting that action be taken to provide relief against out-of-state air pollution stemming from neighboring states.
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July 19, 2018 Press Release
“Given the unanimous assessment of the Intelligence Community that Russia interfered in our 2016 presidential election, all levels of our government must take every necessary precaution to preserve the security and integrity of America’s free and fair elections.”
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Chris Van Hollen and all members of the Maryland delegation in the House of Representatives, Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., John K. Delaney, Anthony G. Brown and Jamie B. Raskin, today urged Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to respond favorably to Maryland’s request for technical assistance to review and protect the state’s electoral systems.
July 19, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has introduced the Election Vendor Security Act (EVSA), which addresses vulnerabilities in our election systems that could be exploited by foreign actors. Representatives Hoyer (MD-05), Sarbanes (MD-03), Cummings (MD-07), Delaney (MD-06), Ruppersberger (MD-02), Brown (MD-04), Brady (PA-01), Lofgren (CA-19), and Meng (NY-06) are cosponsors of the EVSA.
July 16, 2018 Press Release
Medal of Freedom is nation’s highest civilian honor
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Today, members of Maryland’s Democratic Congressional delegation urged President Donald Trump to consider Wendi Winters – a victim of the mass shooting in the Capital Gazette newsroom last month – for the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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