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July 24, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) and 14 House Members in calling on Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf to immediately resign from his position.
July 24, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined more than 70 House Democrats and Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led by Chairman Joaquin Castro, in asking the House and Senate Leadership to enact an emergency supplemental funding bill further responding to the COVID-19 pandemic before the end of July, including sufficient funding for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to continue its important mission and avoid crippling furloughs and appropriate parameters to improve the agency’s operations. In the letter to Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell and Leader McCarthy, Members of Congress laid out necessary guardrails to ensure responsibility and accountability from USCIS in the future. Today USCIS announced a delay to August 30th for the planned furlough periods, but the agency is still in need of funding and this issue should be addressed in the next coronavirus package.
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July 23, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD-08) today joined Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD-AL) in introducing bipartisan legislation to maintain critical telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic and provide much-needed funding to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) COVID-19 Telehealth Program. The legislation is also cosponsored by U.S. Representatives Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA-32), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01), and Peter Welch (D-VT-AL).
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July 23, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following remarks in support of Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD)'s amendment to H.R. 7694, the Abuse of the Pardon Prevention Act:
July 23, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Today, Representatives Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) introduced the Accessible Voting Act, the House companion to a bill introduced by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), to expand voting rights for older Americans and Americans with disabilities.
July 22, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Representatives Jared Huffman (CA-02) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08), founders of the Congressional Freethought Caucus, issued the following statement in celebration of House passage of the NO BAN Act, authored by Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), as part of H.R. 2486. In October 2019, the Congressional Freethought Caucus sent a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House Judiciary and Foreign Affairs Committee to express strong support for the NO BAN Act, urging the committees to consider the legislation and move it to the floor.
July 22, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD-08) joined Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD-AL) and 40 House Members in calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide greater certainty and support to healthcare providers standing up telehealth services, which are playing an increasingly important role in healthcare delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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July 22, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Representatives Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) today led 114 House Members in demanding information from Attorney General William Barr and Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf about unidentified federal law enforcement personnel deployed in Portland, Oregon over the objections of state and local officials. Last month, Raskin and more than 120 Members requested information from Barr about unidentified and unaccountable law enforcement officers in Washington, D.C. and they still have not received a response.
July 21, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, issued the following statements after the Trump Administration released a legal memorandum attempting to ban undocumented immigrants from being counted in the 2020 Census:
July 21, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, issued the following statements about the Trump Administration’s deployment of unidentified federal officials to police Portland, Oregon, over the objections of state and local officials:

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In The News

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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