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December 31, 2020 Press Release
TAKOMA PARK, M.D. – With profound sorrow, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Sarah Bloom Raskin today announced the loss of their son Thomas (Tommy) Bloom Raskin, 25, who was a second-year student at Harvard Law School and a graduate of Amherst College.
December 30, 2020 Press Release
ROCKVILLE, M.D. – This year, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) launched a weekly video series featuring Marylanders across the 8th District who are acting creatively and bravely to help others through the coronavirus crisis. Today, he honors the 40 constituents that he recognized as 2020 Local Heroes over the course of the year. He is also proud to announce the Local Hero of the Year: everyone in the 8th District and beyond for their exemplary resilience and solidarity in a challenging year.
December 22, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen David Trone, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony Brown and Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.), applauded the inclusion of the FAFSA Fairness Act of 2019 (S. 416) in the end-of-year spending bill recently passed by Congress.
December 18, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, held a hearing to examine the role of Purdue Pharma and members of the Sackler family in fueling the nationwide opioid epidemic for decades by pushing Purdue executives to flood the market with the highly addictive painkiller OxyContin.
December 17, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, issued the following statement condemning the Trump Administration’s recent issuance of final and proposed rules that allow for discrimination against LGBTQ+ Americans:
December 15, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairs and senior Members sent a letter to Director Russell Vought, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), demanding a member briefing and documents about the Trump Administration’s cancellation of diversity and anti-racism training in the federal government and organizations that receive federal funds.
December 11, 2020 Press Release
ROCKVILLE, M.D. – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today announced the winners of his 2020 Congressional App Challenge: teammates Kevin Xu, a Senior at Montgomery Blair High School, and Leon Si, a Junior at Victoria Park Collegiate Institute Ontario. Their winning submission, Tabulo, is a free virtual whiteboard app that can dramatically improve the virtual learning experience for teachers and students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tabulo connects a mobile device to a computer and turns it into an enhanced drawing pad: whatever you draw or write on your phone is synchronized with the computer in real-time.
December 10, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin led a virtual Maryland congressional delegation meeting Thursday with Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris MD, Anthony Brown, David Trone and representatives of Jamie Raskin to discuss the latest information on the availability of and plans to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine across Maryland. Briefing the lawmakers on allocation and distribution plans for Marylanders were Dennis Schrader, Maryland Acting Health Secretary, and Dr. Jinlene Chan, Acting Deputy Secretary for Public Health Service, Maryland Department Health (MDH).
December 10, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Yesterday, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, pressed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for failing to protect the rights of landowners whose properties are affected by natural gas projects, and followed up on the investigation and video report the Subcommittee released earlier this year.
December 10, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, members of the Congressional Task Force on Digital Citizenship sent a letter to President-elect Joe Biden proposing a roadmap for how his administration can confront the threat of disinformation and misinformation and work to counter the danger they pose to our democracy. Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) co-signed the letter, which was led by U.S. Representatives Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA), and David Cicilline (D-RI). The letter was also signed by Representatives Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Bill Foster (D-IL), Bill Keating (D-MA), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), and Elissa Slotkin (D-MI).


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.