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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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March 1, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)-- Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Lois Frankel, Jackie Speier and 10 House colleagues in calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to re-open the agreement made with serial sexual abuser Jeffrey Epstein and to make public the internal misconduct investigation of then-U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta, the current Labor Secretary, who approved the illegal plea deal.
February 26, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Ted Budd (NC-13) and Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), and Susan Collins (R-Maine) today reintroduced the Children and Media Research Advancement (CAMRA) Act, legislation that authorizes the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead a research program on technology and media’s effects on infants, children, and adolescents in core areas of cognitive, physical, and socio-emotional development.
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February 25, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Anthony Brown (MD-04), Vice Chair of the House Armed Services Committee and 30-year combat veteran, led HASC Subcommittee on Military Personnel Chairwoman Jackie Speier, Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, and Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Chairman Jamie Raskin in sending a letter to Department of Defense Acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on the recent arrest of Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Hasson.
February 22, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined more than 225 of his colleagues in cosponsoring H.J.Res. 46, a privileged resolution to terminate President Trump’s dangerous national emergency declaration diverting billions of urgently needed Department of Defense military construction funds in order to fund his fantasy border wall.
February 22, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Jackie Speier (CA-14), Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Lois Frankel and 15 colleagues in sending a letter to President Trump requesting he immediately demand Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta’s resignation due to his severe mishandling of the Epstein case, reinforced by the recent ruling by U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra, which found that the Secretary violated the Crime Victims’ Rights Act (CVRA) by secretly arranging a plea deal.
February 15, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD), joined by Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Michael Waltz (R-FL), wrote Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen seeking further information about Muhammad Kamran and his family, which includes four young daughters.
February 14, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) introduced the End Shutdowns Act, legislation to prevent a future government shutdown.
February 12, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)- Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Reps. Jared Huffman (D-CA), Chair of the Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee; Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Vice-Chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus; and 100 lawmakers introduced Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act, bipartisan legislation to halt the oil and gas drilling exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge currently being pursued by the Trump administration.
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February 11, 2019 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC.) – Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08) issued the following statement in response to recent comments made by Representative Ilhan Omar (MN-5):

“I am writing in response to recent statements made by Representative Ilhan Omar (MN) and I welcome her unequivocal apology.

February 8, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, DC.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) will serve as the new Vice Chair of the Committee on House Administration in the 116th Congress as he continues his service on the Committee in his second Term.

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In The News

July 19, 2018 In The News

Maryland U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-8th) introduced legislation Thursday to increase the security of election systems against foreign entities.

June 25, 2018 In The News

The Yellow Line’s rush hour service will be extended this summer as two Red Line stations are closed for maintenance, according to an announcement from Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-8th District) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-District of Columbia).

June 24, 2018 In The News

Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8th), who attended Sunday’s vigil, shared with the crowd how the Trump administration’s policies were keeping him up at night. Raskin attended Harvard Law School and is a constitutional law professor at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C.

June 22, 2018 In The News

Manna Food Center (Manna) in Gaithersburg and Silver Spring United Methodist Church (SSUMC) celebrate Saturday, June 23, the opening of a community kitchen in the church’s Four Corners location at 33 University Blvd. East. The kitchen will be used to turn unused produce from local farms and farmers’ markets into nutritious food to be distributed to County residents in need.

June 19, 2018 In The News

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and civil rights attorney Andrew Seidel join a roundtable discussion on religion in politics, and Rep. Huffman answers questions from his team of interns.

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June 18, 2018 In The News

The six Democrats who represent Maryland in the House of Representatives, and the state's two Democratic Senators, announced their joint support of the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency Act in a joint statement Monday.

June 14, 2018 In The News

The Poor People’s Campaign has come to Washington to challenge members of Congress to address systemic racism, poverty, and inequality, ecological devastation and militarism.

June 12, 2018 In The News

During his first term in Congress, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-8th) said he’s become known by a not-too-unfamiliar moniker: “the professor.”

June 9, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (8th District) invoked the character and achievements of Albert Einstein as he addressed the Albert Einstein High School Class of 2018 during its graduation Tuesday afternoon.

June 8, 2018 In The News

A group of Democratic lawmakers are seeking a criminal investigation of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt following a slew of reports that Pruitt may have used his position to benefit himself and his family.

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