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July 30, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), Congressman Richard E. Neal (MA-01), Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ-07), Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08), and Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02) introduced the Scenic Trail Viewshed Protection Act. This legislation will help protect our national scenic trails by requiring stricter evaluation of natural gas pipeline projects that seek to cross these trails or their surrounding viewsheds.
July 30, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined House Armed Services Committee Vice Chair and 30-year Army veteran Congressman Anthony Brown (MD-04), Subcommittee on Military Personnel Chair Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) and 30 House Members in writing to Department of Defense Secretary Mark Esper to demand he lift the effective ban on sovereign Native Nations and LGBTQ Pride Flags on military installations. The members argue the exclusion of these flags undermines diversity and inclusion efforts. Congressman Ted Lieu (CA-33), Congressman Reuben Gallego (AZ-07), Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) also served as co-leads for this effort.
July 30, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined Representatives Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), Frank Pallone (D-NJ), and Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) in submitting a public comment letter signed by 145 members of the House and Senate to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson urging him to rescind the proposed rule change to the Equal Access Rule that would allow federally funded emergency and temporary shelter providers to turn away transgender Americans. The letter is signed by 23 Senators and 122 Representatives.
July 29, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Chair Jamie Raskin (MD-08) participated in today's emergency Oversight hearing on the Trump Administration’s latest attempt to ban undocumented immigrants from the 2020 Census count for apportionment purposes. You can watch his question line here.
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July 29, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) led 185 Members in opposing the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) proposed rule that would make it more difficult for unionized federal workers to obtain effective representation during the EEOC employment discrimination complaint process. EEOC’s proposed rule, which is now subject to a second public comment period, prohibits federal employees participating in a union from using “official time” to assist or represent their colleagues in employer discrimination complaints. In February, during the first comment period, Raskin led 85 Members in requesting that the EEOC reject the proposed rule. After receiving over 1,800 comments overwhelmingly opposing the rule during the initial comment period, the EEOC opened a second comment period on June 1.
July 24, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined Reps. Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and 82 Members of Congress in sending a bipartisan letter to House Leadership urging support for animal shelters and rescue organizations in any upcoming coronavirus aid package.
July 24, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) and 14 House Members in calling on Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf to immediately resign from his position.
July 24, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined more than 70 House Democrats and Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led by Chairman Joaquin Castro, in asking the House and Senate Leadership to enact an emergency supplemental funding bill further responding to the COVID-19 pandemic before the end of July, including sufficient funding for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to continue its important mission and avoid crippling furloughs and appropriate parameters to improve the agency’s operations. In the letter to Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell and Leader McCarthy, Members of Congress laid out necessary guardrails to ensure responsibility and accountability from USCIS in the future. Today USCIS announced a delay to August 30th for the planned furlough periods, but the agency is still in need of funding and this issue should be addressed in the next coronavirus package.
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July 23, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD-08) today joined Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD-AL) in introducing bipartisan legislation to maintain critical telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic and provide much-needed funding to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) COVID-19 Telehealth Program. The legislation is also cosponsored by U.S. Representatives Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA-32), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01), and Peter Welch (D-VT-AL).
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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:

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In The News

December 13, 2019 In The News

Jamie Raskin is trying to read a book about impeachment every couple of days. On a Tuesday in late November, when final preparations were being made for the Trump impeachment inquiry to move to the House Judiciary Committee on which he sits, the Democratic congressman from Maryland was racing out of his office.

November 26, 2019 In The News

A long-simmering feud between U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and congressional Democrats over student loan forgiveness is heating up as hundreds of thousands of borrowers continue to wait for help on loans they claim were fraudulent.

November 22, 2019 In The News

Three members of Maryland’s congressional delegation have signed on as co-sponsors to new legislation that would commit the U.S. to achieve a 100% clean energy economy by 2050.

Democratic Reps. Jamie Raskin, John P. Sarbanes and David J. Trone are among the more than 150 co-sponsors of the bill, which was floated this week by Rep. Don McEachin (D-Va.).

November 11, 2019 In The News

ROCKVILLE, Md. (ABC7) - Veterans, politicians and a handful of patriotic citizens filed into Veterans Park late Monday morning to pay homage to members of the military, past and present.

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November 6, 2019 In The News

Congressman Jamie Raskin of the 8th Congressional District in Maryland, which includes Glade Valley, held a “Coffee with the Congressman” in Walkersville this morning. Over seventy-five residents enjoyed coffee and conversation with their congressman at the Walkersville Library.

November 2, 2019 In The News

The Interfaith Housing Alliance received more than $484,000 in federal grants to support the housing nonprofit's Purchase-Repair Homeownership Program. 

The money will help those who struggle to afford basic needs buy a home, according to a press release from U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Reps. Jamie Raskin and David Trone, of Maryland. 

October 31, 2019 In The News

The U.S. House on Thursday voted to formalize its impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

October 23, 2019 In The News

Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin kicked off a climate change hearing on Wednesday by quoting his late colleague, the former Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), who died last week. 

October 22, 2019 In The News

Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin (D) will lead the first congressional hearing ever on Wednesday on the oil industry’s history of climate denial.

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October 17, 2019 In The News

Rep. Elijah Cummings is being remembered for his devotion to civil rights, Maryland and Baltimore.

He died early Thursday morning at Johns Hopkins Hospital from complications of health ailments. He was 68.

Cummings served 22 years in the U.S. Congress after serving 13 years in the House of Delegates, rising to be Speaker Pro Tem.

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