Press Releases

July 18, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement on the passing of his colleague and civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis (GA-05):
July 17, 2020 Press Release
Leaders Rebuke Pompeo Report’s Embrace of Christian Nationalist Foreign Policy
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Representatives Jared Huffman (CA-02) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08), founders of the Congressional Freethought Caucus, issued the following statement after the State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights issued its review of American human rights policy:
July 17, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, David Trone and Kweisi Mfume (D-Md.) yesterday in writing to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar requesting the extension of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.
July 17, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Denny Heck (WA-10), Jackie Walorski (IN-02), and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) in urging the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to resolve several issues around Economic Impact Payments. In a letter signed by 111 members of Congress to IRS Commissioner Rettig, the lawmakers outline specific issues caseworkers are hearing about including delayed payments, issues around deceased spouses, “Get My Payment” tool issues, and direct deposit issues. The letter calls on the IRS to resolve these problems in a fair and timely manner and urges the agency to expand its capacity for casework assistance to Economic Impact Payments claims.
July 17, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and 68 members of Congress in calling on the Trump Administration to immediately rescind their corrupt new guidance to send COVID-19 hospital data to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) instead of allowing the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to continue handling and publicly reporting this critically essential data. Today’s letter—written to HHS Secretary Alex Azar—makes clear that the country needs timely and accurate information to curve recent spikes in cases and prevent additional deaths while also fully understanding and addressing racial and ethnic disparities. While Americans can trust the CDC to provide that, HHS too often puts politics and this president first.
July 17, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Following a hearing today to explore the feasibility and security of technology to conduct remote voting in the House of Representatives, Committee on House Administration Democrats issued the following statements:
July 16, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-8), Chairman of the Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, issued the following statement after the State Department revealed a draft report from the Commission on Unalienable Rights.
July 16, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Honor and Civility Caucus Co-Chairs Congressman Mike Johnson (R-LA) and Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver (D – MO) to announce the reintroduction of bipartisan legislation establishing July 12th as a National Day of Civility. First introduced in the 115th Congress, this legislation is a continuation of the work this caucus has done and continues to do to encourage working relationships across party lines at both the member and staff level.
July 16, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) announced $150,175.87 in federal funds for fire departments in Frederick and Allegany Counties.
July 16, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, John Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone (all D-Md.) announced $403,583 in federal funds for firefighters in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.

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