Press Releases

July 23, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following remarks in support of Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD)'s amendment to H.R. 7694, the Abuse of the Pardon Prevention Act:
July 23, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Today, Representatives Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) introduced the Accessible Voting Act, the House companion to a bill introduced by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), to expand voting rights for older Americans and Americans with disabilities.
July 22, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Representatives Jared Huffman (CA-02) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08), founders of the Congressional Freethought Caucus, issued the following statement in celebration of House passage of the NO BAN Act, authored by Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), as part of H.R. 2486. In October 2019, the Congressional Freethought Caucus sent a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House Judiciary and Foreign Affairs Committee to express strong support for the NO BAN Act, urging the committees to consider the legislation and move it to the floor.
July 22, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD-08) joined Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD-AL) and 40 House Members in calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide greater certainty and support to healthcare providers standing up telehealth services, which are playing an increasingly important role in healthcare delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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July 22, 2020 Press Release
Barr ignored Members’ request last month for information about unidentified law enforcement in D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Representatives Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) today led 114 House Members in demanding information from Attorney General William Barr and Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf about unidentified federal law enforcement personnel deployed in Portland, Oregon over the objections of state and local officials. Last month, Raskin and more than 120 Members requested information from Barr about unidentified and unaccountable law enforcement officers in Washington, D.C. and they still have not received a response.
July 21, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, issued the following statements after the Trump Administration released a legal memorandum attempting to ban undocumented immigrants from being counted in the 2020 Census:
July 21, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, issued the following statements about the Trump Administration’s deployment of unidentified federal officials to police Portland, Oregon, over the objections of state and local officials:
July 21, 2020 Press Release
Bill heads to President's desk to be signed into law
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) on Monday voted for the bipartisan Veteran Treatment Court Act of 2019, of which he is an original cosponsor. The legislation unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives and is now heading to the President’s desk to be signed into law. The legislation establishes the Veteran Treatment Court Program in the Office of Justice Programs, providing coordinated technical assistance to veteran advocates and local officials to help them stand up and expand treatment court programs.
July 20, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) joined Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) in sending a letter today with 17 Members of Congress to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham seeking an explanation of the administration’s plan to address Puerto Rico’s critically low levels of 2020 Census response. Only 24.9 percent of Puerto Ricans have filled out the Census so far, well short of the state average Census response rate of 61.5 percent.
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July 20, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined Reps. Ted W. Lieu (D-CA), Rob Woodall (R-GA), Judy Chu (D-CA) and Pete Olson (R-TX) in sending a bipartisan letter signed by 150 Members of Congress calling on Attorney General William Barr to publicly condemn acts of anti-Asian bias stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Members also urged AG Barr to provide regular status updates regarding the steps the Department of Justice is taking and will take going forward to combat this behavior.

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