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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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January 28, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, DC.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) will serve as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties in the 116th Congress as he continues his service on the House Judiciary Committee in his second Term.
January 24, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) will serve as Chairman of the newly created Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in the 116th Congress as he continues his service on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform in his second Term.
January 16, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today 124 Members of the House of Representatives led by Reps. Don Beyer (VA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Betty McCollum (D-MN), Andre Carson (D-IN), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) introduced the Freedom of Religion Act to prohibit religious discrimination in our immigration system
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January 11, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today led a group of House Democrats in writing to Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought requesting he direct federal agencies to provide back pay to low- and middle-income employees of federal contractors who were furloughed or otherwise impacted by the government shutdown.
January 9, 2019 Press Release
​(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, together with U.S. Representatives Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5), Elijah E. Cummings (MD-7), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-2), John P. Sarbanes (MD-3), Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-1), Anthony Brown (MD-4), Jamie Raskin (MD-8) and David Trone (MD-6) announced today that Maryland has been awarded $10.6 million through the Preschool Development Grants Birth through Five program to conduct a statewide, comprehensive birth through age five needs assessment for Maryland’s children
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January 8, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)— Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) in reintroducing her bill to guarantee back pay to low-wage federally contracted retail, food, custodial and security service workers not getting paid during the current federal government shutdown (fiscal year 2019).
January 4, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, DC.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has been named to the powerful House Committee on Rules for the 116th Congress. He will continue to serve on the House Judiciary Committee, where he also served in the 115th Congress.
January 4, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - On Thursday, the first day of the 116th Congress, Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL), Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD), and Congressman John Katko (R-NY) introduced a bipartisan constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics and restore democratic power to the American people.
January 2, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, DC.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) applauded the inclusion of two rule changes that he championed in H.Res.6, the rules package for the 116th Congress.
January 2, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Democrats from the National Capital Region today announced that they have secured the removal of the Holman Rule from H. Res. 6, the Rules package for the 116th Congress. The Holman Rule allows restrictions on federal offices and programs, including the reduction of individual salaries, to be added to must-pass appropriations legislation.

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In The News

September 17, 2018 In The News

Maryland plans to take the Trump administration to federal appeals court now that the EPA has rejected the state's demands that it do more to limit coal power plant emissions in upwind states.

September 5, 2018 In The News

Democratic members of the House representing districts in and around Washington, D.C., wrote a letter to House and Senate leadership Sept. 5, urging them to counteract the president’s intent to freeze federal pay for 2019.

July 28, 2018 In The News

Democratic candidate for Governor, Ben Jealous, Rep. Jamie Raskin, and other  Maryland  officials held a series of campaign events that included a walking tour and round table discussions on current policies.

July 27, 2018 In The News

A bad heart stopped Harry “Bud” English from joining the U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II.

“They told me any excitement could kill me, that I could never serve,” English recalled Friday.

July 19, 2018 In The News

Maryland U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-8th) introduced legislation Thursday to increase the security of election systems against foreign entities.

June 25, 2018 In The News

The Yellow Line’s rush hour service will be extended this summer as two Red Line stations are closed for maintenance, according to an announcement from Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-8th District) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-District of Columbia).

June 24, 2018 In The News

Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8th), who attended Sunday’s vigil, shared with the crowd how the Trump administration’s policies were keeping him up at night. Raskin attended Harvard Law School and is a constitutional law professor at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C.

June 22, 2018 In The News

Manna Food Center (Manna) in Gaithersburg and Silver Spring United Methodist Church (SSUMC) celebrate Saturday, June 23, the opening of a community kitchen in the church’s Four Corners location at 33 University Blvd. East. The kitchen will be used to turn unused produce from local farms and farmers’ markets into nutritious food to be distributed to County residents in need.

June 19, 2018 In The News

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and civil rights attorney Andrew Seidel join a roundtable discussion on religion in politics, and Rep. Huffman answers questions from his team of interns.

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June 18, 2018 In The News

The six Democrats who represent Maryland in the House of Representatives, and the state's two Democratic Senators, announced their joint support of the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency Act in a joint statement Monday.

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