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May 19, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, John P. Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone (all D-Md.) in announcing that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and local transit partners will receive $876 million in federal funding through the CARES Act. Of that total, $41.1 million will be distributed to Montgomery and Prince George’s County local transit providers.
May 19, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – House Judiciary Committee Member Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), and 27 Senators and 51 House Representatives in sending a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) urging the Administration to ensure that all ICE detention centers quickly implement the agency’s recent commitment to provide 520 free phone call minutes per month for detainees during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The letter also calls on DHS to guarantee that any telephonic or remote communication with attorneys are confidential and unsupervised by detention center staff.
May 15, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and the Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone today announced the award of $25,212,690 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) for the continuation of the Money Follows the Person (RCMFTP) demonstration program.
May 14, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep.

May 13, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and the Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone, today announced that Maryland will receive $205,723,600 to expand COVID-19 testing capacity statewide.
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May 13, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and more than 80 colleagues in calling on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to launch a criminal civil rights investigation into the murder of Ahmaud Arbery and an independent investigation into local authorities’ handling of the case. The lawmakers urge DOJ to investigate these matters swiftly and thoroughly so that Mr. Arbery’s family can know the truth about what happened to their son.
May 13, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) in sending a letter to House Leadership urging reforms to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to better direct funds to the small businesses most acutely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

May 12, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and the Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone, today announced the award of $4,125,118 for Maryland’s fishing industry through the Department of Commerce (DOC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Last month, the delegation wrote to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and NOAA Administrator Chris Oliver to urge the swift allocation of this funding, which was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act provided $300 million nationally for businesses in the fishing industry who have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 12, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congressman Jamie Raskin today joined Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Joaquin Castro, Congressman Joe Kennedy III, and 45 House Democratic members in sending a letter to Acting Homeland Security Secretary Wolf urging him take immediate steps to safely and swiftly reduce detention population numbers to help safeguard public health.
May 11, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin joined Chesapeake Bay delegation members in urging Bay Watershed Governors Larry Hogan (R-Md.), Tom Wolf (D-Penn.), John Carney (D-Del.), Ralph Northam (D-Va.), and Jim Justice (R-W-Va.), and Mayor Muriel Bowser (D-D.C.) to maintain rigorous environmental standards crucial to the health of the Bay, despite the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to relax enforcement of these standards. In their letter, the Members also ask the states and the District of Columbia to provide an update on their current actions to ensure proper enforcement.

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December 29, 2017 In The News

Some weeks back I decided to sit in on the House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General (AG) Jeff Sessions.

December 22, 2017 In The News

Amid the threat of sequestration following the passage of President Donald Trump’s tax reform bill, a bloc of House Democrats has warned House leadership off freezing federal employees’ pay or reducing their benefits as a way to offset tax cuts.

December 21, 2017 In The News

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has suddenly found himself in the middle of Washington's biggest political firestorm, and there are growing signs that he may not be able to avoid being consumed by it.

December 11, 2017 In The News

In the final month of the year, a group of House Democrats and Republicans are joining the National Treasury Employee Union in calling for pay parity in 2018 between members of the military and civilian federal employees.

December 7, 2017 In The News

A group of Democratic lawmakers has sent a letter to White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner asking if since the election of his father-in-law Donald Trump he has discussed with foreigners the financing of a

November 16, 2017 In The News

For the reporter in the street, help is at hand. According to Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Jim Jordan (OH-04) the help is in the form of the Free Flow of Information Act of 2017 (H.R.4382), a bipartisan federal shield law that would protect the public’s right to know by safeguarding a free and independent press.

November 13, 2017 In The News

Officials say limiting mortgage interest deduction, eliminating the state and local tax deduction would have significant impact

Two proposals in the House and Senate Republicans’ tax cut plan likely would result in higher federal tax payments for tens of thousands of middle-class Montgomery County residents who itemize their returns.

November 10, 2017 In The News

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) is the newest member of Congress to join Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC’s) Congressional Committee.

November 7, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-8th, proposed Tuesday that religious discrimination on college campuses should be prohibited under the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964.

That law already bars religious discrimination in hiring, but the Maryland congressman said the law’s protections need to be broadened.

November 3, 2017 In The News

Maryland Reps. Elijah Cummings, Jamie Raskin and other House Democrats said on Thursday they have filed a lawsuit to force the federal government to turn over information about the operations of President Donald Trump’s downtown hotel.

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