Press Releases

March 26, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Representatives Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), and Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) called on Gannett Co., Inc. and Verizon Media Group to consider the impact that their recent job cuts at multiple media outlets will have on the public’s access to high-quality, fact-based news. In January of this year, Gannett and Verizon, two of the nation’s largest media groups, both cut hundreds of jobs across print, broadcast, and digital media.
March 25, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (NY-16), House Foreign Affairs Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights Subcommittee Chairwoman Karen Bass (CA-37), Senate Foreign Relations Committee Member Ben Cardin (D-MD), Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07), Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), Rep. John Sarbanes (MD-03), Rep. Anthony Brown (MD-04), and House Foreign Affairs Committee Member Rep. David Trone (MD-06) in sending a letter to President Trump asking that he take action immediately to prevent several thousand Liberians with Deferred Enforcement Departure (DED) status from being deported from the country.
March 20, 2019 Press Release
104 bipartisan House members ask Secretary Pompeo to investigate corruption and human right violations by the Haitian government
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)-Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, in sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressing concern over civil unrest in Haiti.
March 15, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of the House Intelligence Committee and House Education and Labor Committee, in requesting information regarding Operation Secure Line—a government program that allowed for tracking of more than 50 journalists, U.S. attorneys, and volunteers by the United States and Mexican governments.
March 14, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—This week, the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and the Subcommittee on Government Operations held a joint hearing on “The Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act (H.R. 1076).”
March 13, 2019 Press Release
Bicameral Legislation Would Produce More Than 3 Million New Housing Units, Reduce Rents by 10%, and Create 1.5 Million New Jobs with No Deficit Impact; Bill Marks Important First Step to Addressing the Racial Wealth Gap by Promoting Home Ownership
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Representatives Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), Cedric Richmond (D-La.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Gwen Moore (D-Wis.), Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Susan Wild (D-Pa.), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.), and Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), today reintroduced the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act to help bring down costs for renters and buyers, level the playing field so working families everywhere can find a decent place to live at a decent price, and takes the first step to address the effects of decades of housing discrimination on communities of color.
March 13, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined nearly 240 other Members of Congress in proudly introducing the Equality Act of 2019.
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March 12, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and the Subcommittee on Government Operations will hold a joint hearing on “The Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act (H.R. 1076).”
March 11, 2019 Press Release
Membership includes a majority of all House Democrats
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus announced its membership list for the 116th Congress today. With eight openly LGBT Co-Chairs, eighteen Vice Chairs, and 155 total members, this is the largest LGBT Equality Caucus in the history of the U.S. House of Representatives.
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March 8, 2019 Press Release
Bill also includes Raskin provisions to help close foreign money loophole, strengthen government ethics
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today the House of Representatives, by a vote of 234-192, passed H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2019, a comprehensive democracy reform package designed to restore our democracy, strengthen voting rights, and restore ethics and integrity in government.

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