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May 11, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – As the nation’s unemployment rate climbs to figures not seen since the Great Depression—and following more than 20 million people losing their jobs in April alone— Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Rep. Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) and more than 80 colleagues in sending a bicameral letter to Senate and House leadership urging the adoption in any upcoming coronavirus legislation of recurring monthly cash payments to those most at-risk during the COVID-19 crisis.
May 11, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and the full Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone, today announced $16,105,784 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for the state of Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). This flexible funding source will allow the state of Maryland to provide a coordinated response to housing and other public service needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 11, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Chair Steve Cohen (D-TN), Committee Vice Chair Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA), and Subcommittee Vice Chair Jamie Raskin (D-MD) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr requesting a briefing on legal action the Department of Justice has taken—and has threatened to take—against state governments that have imposed strict public health and safety restrictions to combat COVID-19.
May 11, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md) joined a bicameral group of colleagues in calling on the State Department and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to take urgent action to protect the global LGBTQI population and other vulnerable communities that are being persecuted and discriminated against during the coronavirus pandemic.

May 8, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) today joined Reps. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and David Price (D-N.C.), co-chairs of the Congressional Arts Caucus and Congressional Humanities Caucus respectively, and 70 members of Congress in urging House leadership to support the cultural sector in Congress’s next coronavirus response package. The letter, which asked for robust funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), can be viewed here.
May 8, 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 $6,975,492 for eighteen community health centers in Maryland through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Authorized through the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, these awards will help health centers to cover the costs of purchasing, administering, and expanding their capacity to administer COVID-19 tests.
May 8, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin today joined Vice Chair of the House Education and Labor Committee Andy Levin, Congresswoman Gwen Moore, and 95 House Members in urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to waive certain restrictions on the use of Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) funds during the COVID-19 crisis.
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May 8, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Susan Wild (PA-07) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) in introducing the bipartisan Children’s Health Insurance Program Pandemic Enhancement and Relief (CHIPPER) Act to increase support for state Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP) during the COVID–19 emergency.

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May 8, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) –Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Judiciary Committee Democratic Members in sending a letter to Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz asking him to investigate Attorney General William Barr's improper political interference into several ongoing criminal matters against President Trump's allies.
May 8, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, in its first official action since being established by the House of Representatives, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, chaired by Rep. James E.

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November 2, 2017 In The News

Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) convened a panel Saturday afternoon to discuss the effects of NAFTA on the economy of the United States.

“There’s a lot going on and lots of calamities bearing down on us but there are some big structural questions that still need to be addressed,” Raskin said. “One of them is how do we develop a free trade policy that is also a fair trade policy.”

October 31, 2017 In The News

Veteran journalist Bruce DePuyt debuts his podcast series with Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD 8th). Raskin discusses the latest news and developments from Capitol Hill and the White House -- and how it all may impact his constituents as well as all Americans.

October 28, 2017 In The News

Dahlia Lithwick speaks with Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin about the remedy for Trump’s unfitness for office: the 25th Amendment. 

Listen here.

 

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.

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.

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