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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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December 22, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, DC.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) issued the following statement in response to the third partial federal government shutdown of 2018, which took effect at 12:00 a.m. on December 22:
December 14, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressmen C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) issued the following statement after meeting with Naval officials Tuesday to discuss the events that led to an 80-minute active shooter lock-down at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center campus on November 27th.
December 14, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, Andy P. Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown and Jamie B. Raskin, met Thursday at the U.S. Capitol with CSX CEO Jim Foote to discuss a path forward on replacing the Howard Street Tunnel, which has widely been described as “ancient.”
December 7, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, John P. Sarbanes, Andy P. Harris, M.D., John K. Delaney, Anthony G. Brown and Jamie B. Raskin have announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $6,554,575 in federal funding for the Maryland Port Authority.

December 7, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, John P. Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown and Jamie B. Raskin, have announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $6,554,575 in federal funding for the Maryland Port Authority.
December 5, 2018 Press Release
(ROCKVILLE, MD) – Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08) announced the winners of his 2018 Congressional App Challenge today: Montgomery Blair High School students Marie Brodsky and Suveena Sreenilaya and Herbert Hoover Middle School student Joseph Brodsky, who won for their team submission, “TimeFlies.”
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December 3, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Elijah Cummings, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Jamie Raskin (all D-MD) have sent a letter to General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Teresa Barra requesting a meeting to discuss the company’s decision to terminate operations at its White Marsh facility, calling it an “example of extremely poor corporate citizenship.”
November 29, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) will serve as Caucus Leadership Representative for the House Democratic Caucus in the 116th Congress.
November 8, 2018 Press Release
Today, Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) led House Judiciary Committee Democrats in sending letters to Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) regarding the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions by President Donald Trump in what appears to be a clear effort to change the supervisory structure for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing criminal investigation.
October 26, 2018 Press Release
The Maryland State Police will receive a grant of $2,544,800 through the Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) to support law enforcement agencies in combating the illegal manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine, heroin, and prescription opioids.
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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.

May 23, 2018 In The News

Blumenthal and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) this week introduced The Executive Branch Comprehensive Ethics Enforcement Act in the Senate and House. Twenty-nine Democrats signed on as co-sponsors, but the bill is unlikely to pass either Republican-led chamber.

May 23, 2018 In The News

As the 2018 primary election approaches, foreign election interference could be at play, Congressman Jamie Raskin warned.

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May 22, 2018 In The News

With elections right around the corner, state officials held a forum to talk about election security and full transparency.

Congressman Jamie Raskin, Representative Steny Hoyer, and other officials discussed the state of election systems and their efforts to help states keep their elections secure.

May 19, 2018 In The News

The arrest of the four students sparked outrage on Twitter. David Hogg, a student survivor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida, praised the students on Twitter and lambasted Ryan for failing to support the students.

May 16, 2018 In The News

Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin, 55,  talks about the heart of the legislative process, what his colleagues call him, and how he angered a world chess champion.

April 26, 2018 In The News

To honor those who have served in the Vietnam War, local leaders in Frederick County, Maryland held a dinner and pinning ceremony. 

The American Legion Francis Scott Key Post 11, in the Main Hall, hosted many veterans who served in the war. Frederick County Council President Bud Otis and Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) honored the veterans. 

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