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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland


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February 16, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Representatives Scott Taylor (VA-02), Lamar Smith (TX-21), David Cicilline (RI-01), in introducing the bipartisan Ashanti Alert Act, a bill designed to help local and regional law enforcement efforts to search for missing adults.

February 14, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, ahead of House Judiciary Republicans’ politically divisive Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee hearing entitled “The Effect of Sanctuary City Policies on the Ability to Combat the Opioid Epidemic,” House Judiciary Committee Rankin

February 14, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar today expressing his opposition to the Trump Administration’s actions that will allow, for the first time in the history of the Medicaid program,  a work requirement as a condition of coverage.  Rep.

February 8, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Democratic Members of the House Judiciary Committee in sending a letter to Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) callin

February 2, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Earlier today, President Trump decided to release the classified memo apparently prepared by House Republicans in a transparent effort to undermine the Russia investigation. 

February 2, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Democratic Members of the House Judiciary Committee, issued a joint statement following the release of the “

January 29, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has invited two of his constituents as guests to tomorrow night’s State of the Union Address: National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) President Tony Reardon and Nelsy Umanzor, a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipient who has lived in the United States since 2000, when he fled El Salvador.

January 29, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, all Democratic Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sent a letter asking Chairman Trey Gowdy to issue a subpoena to finally compel the Department of Home

January 22, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement regarding today’s House floor vote on the Continuing Resolution (CR):

January 19, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) is an original cosponsor of the bipartisan Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act, legislation to guarantee back pay to furloughed workers in the event of a government shutdown. Funding for the federal government expires at midnight.


In The News

February 25, 2018 In The News

Hundreds attended a rally organized by the anti-gun violence group "Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America" in a packed house at the Unitarian Congregation of Rockville on Sunday. The gathering was planned even before the Florida school shooting that left 14 students and three staff members dead on Valentine's Day.

February 24, 2018 In The News

In honor of Black History Month, Montgomery Parks held a historical presentation and tour at the Josiah Henson Park in Rockville. Congressman Jamie Raskin visited the park and spoke on Reverend Henson's history.

February 22, 2018 In The News

D.C. area students marched from the Capitol to the White House on Wednesday to tell lawmakers, especially President Donald Trump, they have a voice that needs to be heard.

Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., whose district includes BCC, met the students at the Capitol. The students chanted his name.

February 21, 2018 In The News

​In the shadow of the Capitol's huge white rotunda, Montgomery County students were greeted by Maryland Representative Jamie Raskin and Jen Pauliukonis, president of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence.

Read the full article here. 

February 21, 2018 In The News

Students were addressed by Rep. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Md.), who spoke to the crowd twice, moving from one side of the throng to the other, because of its size. Raskin compared the students’ efforts to the civil rights movement and protests against the Vietnam War.

February 20, 2018 In The News

Students from Montgomery Blair, Richard Montgomery, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, and Walter Johnson high schools were expected to walk out of classes and head to local Metro stations. The students planned to rally at the Capitol, where U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin and a representative of Marylanders To prevent Gun Violence were expected to speak to the students.

January 16, 2018 In The News

Representative Jamie Raskin discusses the January 19 deadline for Congress to reach an agreement to fund the government. The Democratic Congressman from Maryland also says President Trump is "plunging America into a new period of international isolation." Rep. Raskin speaks with Nathan Hager and Bob Moon on Bloomberg Daybreak.

January 10, 2018 In The News

Wading into this conundrum we have freshman Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.).

January 9, 2018 In The News

President Donald Trump is getting his first medical checkup since taking office, a head-to-toe exam on Friday as questions swirl about the health and fitness of the oldest person ever elected to the nation’s highest office. In advance, the 71-year-old president has pushed back vigorously against suggestions he’s mentally unfit, declaring himself “a very stable genius.”