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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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March 26, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Representatives Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), and Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) called on Gannett Co., Inc. and Verizon Media Group to consider the impact that their recent job cuts at multiple media outlets will have on the public’s access to high-quality, fact-based news. In January of this year, Gannett and Verizon, two of the nation’s largest media groups, both cut hundreds of jobs across print, broadcast, and digital media.
March 25, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (NY-16), House Foreign Affairs Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights Subcommittee Chairwoman Karen Bass (CA-37), Senate Foreign Relations Committee Member Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07), Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), Rep. John Sarbanes (MD-03), Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Rep. Anthony Brown (MD-04), and House Foreign Affairs Committee Member Rep. David Trone (MD-06) in sending a letter to President Trump asking that he take action immediately to prevent several thousand Liberians with Deferred Enforcement Departure (DED) status from being deported from the country.
March 13, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Representatives Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), Cedric Richmond (D-La.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Gwen Moore (D-Wis.), Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Susan Wild (D-Pa.), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.), and Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), today reintroduced the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act to help bring down costs for renters and buyers, level the playing field so working families everywhere can find a decent place to live at a decent price, and takes the first step to address the effects of decades of housing discrimination on communities of color.
March 13, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined nearly 240 other Members of Congress in proudly introducing the Equality Act of 2019.
March 11, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus announced its membership list for the 116th Congress today. With eight openly LGBT Co-Chairs, eighteen Vice Chairs, and 155 total members, this is the largest LGBT Equality Caucus in the history of the U.S. House of Representatives.
March 8, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today the House of Representatives, by a vote of 234-192, passed H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2019, a comprehensive democracy reform package designed to restore our democracy, strengthen voting rights, and restore ethics and integrity in government.
March 7, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, DC.) – Rep. Jamie Raskin issued the following statement after the House passed, with bipartisan support, H.Res.183 condemning anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim-bigotry, and all forms of discrimination and racism:
March 7, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined his colleagues in co-sponsoring H.R. 1585, a bipartisan, robust, long-term Violence Against Women Act reauthorization
March 5, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Brendan Boyle (D-PA), and Steve Cohen (D-TN) introduced the Curb Objectionable Redirection of Resources and Unconstitutional Payments to Trump (CORRUPT) Act, legislation that would require a comprehensive accounting of how much Donald Trump and members of his family have profited from the Presidency.
March 5, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), along with U.S. Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO-01) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD-08), reintroduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to crack down on kid-friendly flavorings in highly-addictive e-cigarettes and cigars.
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December 11, 2018 In The News

Google CEO Sundar Pichai confronted a barrage of criticism Tuesday from House Republicans who said his company suppresses conservative voices, exposing Google to the same kind of scrutiny that has destabilized its tech peers this year. Pichai insisted that Google is careful to avoid political bias in its search engine and other products.

November 29, 2018 In The News

Rep. Jamie Raskin of Takoma Park on Thursday afternoon won his bid for a leadership position in the newly elected Democratic majority that will take control of the U.S. House of Representatives in early January.

November 5, 2018 In The News

If research by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics offers any clue, and there’s no reason to think it doesn’t, after the polls close on Tuesday roughly 40 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds will have voted—a rate almost twice as high as it’s ever been for a midterm election.

October 26, 2018 In The News

A few members of U.S. Senate and Congressional leaders from Maryland have announced a $2.5 million grant to fight against heroin and other illegal opioids statewide.

October 22, 2018 In The News

Members of the Washington region’s congressional delegation are asking the Metro Board to reconsider its plan to disband the Riders' Advisory Council, the only direct rider liaison for the panel.

October 15, 2018 In The News

One of Maryland's most well recognized leaders visited Montgomery College on Monday to talk about the state of humanity, justice and the voting system in today's America.

Congressman Jamie Raskin's speech was greeted by about 125 students from all colors, creeds and codes.

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.

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