Latest News

June 4, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Members of the Maryland Congressional Delegation, including Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G.

June 4, 2020 Press Release
Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Bob Casey (D-PA), along with Representatives John P. Sarbanes (D-MD) and Bobby Scott (D-VA) and members representing the Chesapeake Bay region in a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging continued investment in the health of the Chesapeake Bay.
June 3, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today introduced legislation that would expand and coordinate National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to address post-viral chronic neuroimmune diseases, including chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 31, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – As a Member of the House Judiciary Committee, I have joined all the other Democrats on the Committee in demanding the Department of Justice investigate the continuing murders of unarmed African-American civilians by police officers across the country. We will be conducting a series of intensive committee investigations and legislative actions to respond to this dangerous crisis rooted in systemic racism and official injustice.
May 30, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Yesterday, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD), members of the Congressional Task Force on Digital Citizenship, hosted a virtual roundtable discussion on screen addiction and the pressures felt by many to be part of virtual communities, especially children and young adults. Wexton and Raskin were joined in the roundtable by Jon Hyatt, Director of “Screened Out”; Jim Steyer, founder of Common Sense Media; Dr. Michael Rich, Director of the Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH) at Boston Children’s Hospital; and Dr. Jenny Radesky, M.D., a pediatrician and expert on children and media at the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.
May 29, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)— Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Chairman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today hosted a roundtable discussion on Maryland’s response to the 2020 Census with Shawn Ellis, Eileen Mitchell and Laura Russell, 2020 Census Coordinators from Montgomery, Frederick, and Carroll Counties, which can be viewed here. Following the roundtable, Rep. Raskin released a new report prepared by Subcommittee staff reinforcing the importance of complete 2020 Census participation by 8th District constituents.
May 29, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin joined members of the Maryland delegation, including U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone (all D-Md.), in urging Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to publicly release his plan on Maryland COVID-19 testing, which he is required to submit tomorrow to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As the members note in their letter, Maryland is receiving $205 million in federal funding to support testing efforts from the Congressionally-passed Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. This legislation, signed into law on April 24, 2020, requires all states utilizing the funding to submit a testing plan to the CDC.
May 29, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus Providers and Clinics Task Force, House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations Chairwoman Judy Chu (D-CA), and Reps. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Diana DeGette (D-CO), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, and 160 other members of Congress in sending a letter to the Trump Administration denouncing reports of ideological attacks on Planned Parenthood health centers that participated in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
May 29, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – In response to the recent murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, House Judiciary Committee Democrats sent a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) demanding prompt action, including the opening of pattern and practice investigations of police misconduct. The letter calls for the DOJ to investigate the prosecutors involved in the case of Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed African American man who was shot in cold blood while running in his neighborhood. The letter also calls for DOJ to open pattern and practice investigations into the police departments in Louisville, Kentucky, where Breonna Taylor was gunned down in her own home by police, and in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where George Floyd was killed after a police officer kneeled on his neck and body. The House Judiciary Committee will also be pursuing additional oversight and legislative action in June to address the series of racially motivated violence and unjust policing practices that have resulted in the deaths of African Americans across the country.


In The News

July 14, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin went live on Facebook from the backseat of a car with U.S. Rep. John Delaney on Thursday afternoon as the two Democrats fielded some questions about their first job, their first album, Elton John, food, and people they would like to meet.

July 6, 2017 In The News

As 20 veterans commit suicide every day, some lawmakers believe service dogs may save their lives.

July 3, 2017 In The News

The Maryland Democrat wants to create an 11-member commission made up of mostly physicians and psychiatrists -- more formally called the "Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity." The panel woul

June 26, 2017 In The News

If we want to stop gerrymandering, and move beyond constant litigation over how lines are drawn, we must rethink the way we do districting itself. That’s why the Fair Representation Act, recently introduced before Congress by Representative Don Beyer of Virginia and Representative Jamie Raskin of Maryland, creates such an exciting path forward.

June 16, 2017 In The News

Maryland’s Democratic members of the House of Representatives have joined the chorus of environmental advocates urging Gov. Larry Hogan (R) to denounce President Trump’s climate policies, including his decision this month to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.

June 14, 2017 In The News

Rachel Martin speaks with Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Democrat from Maryland, about a lawsuit from members of Congress who are suing President Trump for violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.

Read more here.

June 7, 2017 In The News

County Executive Ike Leggett joined by Senator Chris Van Hollen, Senator Ben Cardin, Representative John Delaney, Representative Jamie Raskin and County Council President Roger Berliner are working together to relieve the increased air traffic noise that is impacting more than 20,000 homes in Montgomery County. 

June 1, 2017 In The News

Protesters who support the Paris agreement flocked to the White House gates Thursday evening to demonstrate against President Trump’s decision to pull out of the climate change pact.

Read more here.

May 31, 2017 In The News

A group of more than 40 House Democrats has demanded the White House revoke President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner's security clearance, amid an investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

May 31, 2017 In The News

Congressman called report about Trump’s son-in-law seeking a back channel to communicate with Russian officials “astonishing”