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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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August 3, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin released the following statement regarding the deportation of the Claros Brothers, who had

July 28, 2017 Press Release

 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin released the following statement in response to reports that the Bolivarian National Guard arrested Venezuelan activist Wuilly Arteaga on July 27, 2017:

July 27, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The House of Representatives today passed an amendment introduced by Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) to H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act of 2018, which came out of the House today. Raskin’s amendment was included in the legislation in an ‘en bloc’ amendment that earned strong bipartisan support.

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July 20, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin released the following statement on the death of his constituent Jonathan Shurberg:

"I am saddened by the untimely death of Jonathan Shurberg, an impassioned Democrat and great Marylander who had an unquenchable thirst and contagious zest for progressive politics.

July 11, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Last night Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) underwent successful hernia repair surgery at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring. It lasted 50 minutes. He is in very good spirits and resting at the hospital and is planning to return to work this week.

June 27, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Democratic Members of Congress will hold a media availability after they tour Children’s National Medical Center and meet with patients and their families. More than half of the patients at Children’s National are on Medicaid.

June 15, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11), and more than 100 House Democrats sent a letter to Speaker Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi opposing President Trump’s proposal to gut pensions and pay for federal workers.

June 1, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement in recognition of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, commemorated during the month of June:

June 1, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement in response to President Trump's decision to formally withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement:

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May 26, 2017 Press Release

 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin released the following statement commemorating Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, 2017:

This Memorial Day weekend, we pause to honor and remember the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving our country.

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In The News

September 12, 2017 In The News

A bipartisan group of lawmakers pushed an amendment to a government-spending package for 2018 that would prohibit the Trump administration from using funds to remove restrictions on the use of asset forfeiture. 

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September 7, 2017 In The News

On Thursday evening, during a conference of the House Judiciary Committee, Democrats introduced a resolution of inquiry into Trump’s ties to Russia, only to be summarily cut off by GOP chairman Bob Goodlatte.

Democrats on the committee were so outraged that they proceeded to walk out of the meeting. 

August 16, 2017 In The News

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Director, Uma Ahluwalia, is partnering with Congressman Jamie Raskin to discuss Medicaid in Maryland on Sept. 19.

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August 12, 2017 In The News

Ralph talks to Democratic Congressman and constitutional law scholar Jamie Raskin about how progressives can break the Republican stranglehold on the federal government. 

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July 27, 2017 In The News

I recently had the opportunity to listen to Congressman Jamie Raskin address the Women's Democratic Club of Montgomery County and provide some insight into the current political climate.

July 26, 2017 In The News

The House on Wednesday night rejected, 116-309, an amendment that would have eliminated one-third of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

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July 18, 2017 In The News

Emboldened by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 defeat, and the Republican effort to dismantle former President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law, progressive lawmakers and activists are trying to move single payer into the party mainstream. 

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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.

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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

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