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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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November 9, 2017 Press Release
Reps. Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (MI-13), wrote to Vice President Mike Pence and Vice Charmain of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, expressing concern about the Commission’s reported violation of federal records retention laws.
October 31, 2017 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) ­– Today, Reps. Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Ted Lieu (CA-33), Brendan Boyle (PA-13), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), and Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) wrote to House Speaker Paul Ryan urging him to both express public support for Robert Mueller’s investigation and explain what steps he will take in the event that President Trump fires the Special Counsel.
October 19, 2017 Press Release
Reps. Jamie Raskin (MD-08) Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Ted Lieu (CA-33), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Brendan Boyle (PA-13) wrote to Vice President Mike Pence, urging him to instruct the Trump-Pence campaign to reimburse taxpayers for the full cost of his travel and expenses to Indianapolis, where he walked out of a National Football League (NFL) game in an orchestrated publicity stunt.
October 10, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) yesterday discussed immigration policy with Montgomery Blair High School students and met with Latino business owners in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.

September 27, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has released the following statement regarding the tax reform framework released by the Trump Administration and Republicans today:

September 27, 2017 Press Release
Today, Reps. Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Ted Lieu (CA-33), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) called on Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to resign from his position after reports that he repeatedly used taxpayer dollars to charter expensive private jets for his travel.
September 6, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47)—along with a bipartisan coalition of 34 current and former Members of Congress—submitted an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court late Monday night in a pending case before the High Court that could stop the undemocratic partisan gerrymandering of political districts.

August 31, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has released the following statement regarding reports that President Trump may end the DACA and TPS programs:  
 
“I urge President Trump and his administration to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protection Status (TPS) programs.    

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August 28, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), along with U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Congressmen John Sarbanes (MD-03), John K. Delaney (MD-06), Anthony G.

August 15, 2017 Press Release

The chilling events in Charlottesville over the weekend have reminded Americans of the murderous dangers of white supremacy and racial terror in our land.

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October 9, 2017 In The News

The arrival of record-shattering hurricanes, forest fires in the West the size of Maryland, and collapsing glaciers makes something clear to anyone not in a state of ideological denial: Humanity is in a fight for its survival, and if we have any hope of saving ourselves from endless climate disasters, we must radically change the political climate first.

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October 2, 2017 In The News

The mass shooting that killed at least 59 people in Las Vegas on Sunday night is expected to rekindle the debate in Congress over federal gun control. But recent efforts in the Republican-led House have centered around loosening firearms laws, not tightening them.

October 2, 2017 In The News

A Democratic lawmaker in the House wants bipartisan backing to move a universal background check bill by the end of the week in response to the deadly gun massacre in Las Vegas. 

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September 28, 2017 In The News

House Democrats introduced legislation on Thursday to prevent Trump administration officials from using private jets on the taxpayers’ dime as multiple Cabinet heads come under fire for the practice.

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September 28, 2017 In The News

Jews may be “People of the Book,” but Congressman Jamie Raskin (D – Md.) believes in putting words into action to help make the world a better place. That was one of the messages the new representative for Maryland’s 8th District had for the packed audience at Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim in Silver Spring, Maryland, on Sept.

September 27, 2017 In The News

President Trump on Wednesday raised the pressure on his own Health and Human Services secretary, refusing to rule out his firing.

September 27, 2017 In The News

Democratic lawmakers began calling for Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to resign on Wednesday following a series of reports about his use of private jets at taxpayers’ expense.

September 20, 2017 In The News

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September 18, 2017 In The News

The police practice of seizing cash or property linked to suspected criminal activity is taking flak on Capitol Hill, and groups advocating for reforming federal asset forfeiture rules see the effort taking off this year.

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September 13, 2017 In The News

U.S. House lawmakers on Tuesday adopted a trio of bipartisan measures meant to rein in civil asset forfeiture, a controversial law enforcement practice that allows police to confiscate property from individuals without ever convicting them of a crime, and often without even charging them.

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