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July 10, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA) and eight bipartisan Members of Congress in sending a letter to House Appropriators urging them to match the 2021 pay increase for civilian federal employees to the raise given to service men and women proposed in the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act. Currently, members of the military are set to receive a 3.0% pay increase, compared to the 1.0% increase for civilian federal workers detailed in President Trump’s budget proposal.
July 10, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Members of the Senate Environmental Justice Caucus and the House United for Climate and Environmental Justice Task Force are urging President Trump to reverse course on the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) final rule that would fundamentally change the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations, further endangering communities of color, economically disadvantaged communities and tribal and Indigenous communities, which are already disproportionally affected by harmful impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, structural racism and longstanding exposure to air, water, and land pollution.
July 10, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined 87 House and Senate Democrats in urging U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to withdraw new guidance issued by ICE that imperils the status of international students who would be studying online at U.S. institutions this coming academic year. The guidance threatens international students with deportation if they do not comply with the requirement that they take in-person classes. The effort was led by Representatives Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Chair of the House Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), and Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), along with Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).
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July 9, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Maryland delegation members, including Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-MD), and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), John P. Sarbanes (MD-03), Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), David Trone (MD-06), and Kweisi Mfume (MD-07) in writing to Governor Larry Hogan today to express their concern with his plan to proceed with in-person voting for the November 3 general election. The lawmakers called on Governor Hogan to rescind his directive and issue new guidance to maximize safety and voter participation. Under Governor Hogan’s announced plan, all in-person voting locations will be open and voters would have to request an absentee ballot through the Board of Elections to vote by mail. While they agree that limited polling locations should be available for Marylanders needing to vote in-person, the Delegation is concerned that there are not enough resources to sufficiently open and staff all polling locations.
July 9, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC) Executive Board Member Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined TLHRC Co-Chair James P. McGovern (D-MA), Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Mark Pocan (D-WI) and 94 Members of Congress in urging Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to press the Colombian government to commit to peace and stop the escalation of violence against Colombian human rights defenders.
July 9, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and 115 Members of Congress in sending a letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Attorney General William Barr, calling on the agencies to eliminate the ban on open transgender military service. This follows the June 15, 2020 Supreme Court ruling that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ people from workplace discrimination.
July 9, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump urging his administration to extend federal unemployment insurance benefits, which are set to run out at the end of July without action by the White House and U.S. Senate.
July 9, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – As the coronavirus pandemic wreaks catastrophic unemployment and millions struggle to pay rent—and yet corporate lobbyists press for more windfalls—Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD) joined moer than 100 lawmakers in urging House and Senate leaders to reject wasteful corporate tax breaks in the next relief legislation, and instead work to provide assistance directly to those who need it most. Representatives Lloyd Doggett (TX), Rosa DeLauro (CT), and Steve Cohen (TN) and Senators Sherrod Brown (OH) and Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) led the effort.
July 8, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – In an immediate response to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Trump administration’s controversial rule that allows employers to refuse to cover their employees’ birth control under their company health insurance plan, a group of federal lawmakers announced today they will be filing new legislation tomorrow to repeal the rules before they can take effect.
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July 8, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) led 33 House Members in urging Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to immediately issue guidance clarifying that small business owners who returned their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans are able to reapply for the program given that the terms have been substantially improved by the recently adopted Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act. Numerous constituents have expressed concern that their lenders were unable to process their second loan application or were uncertain about whether they should because the first loan had been returned.

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In The News

March 1, 2017 In The News

A bipartisan congressional delegation is calling on the FBI and the Justice Department to investigate recent anti-semitic threats in Maryland. 

February 28, 2017 In The News

The furriest face in the crowd at President Donald Trump’s Congressional address on Tuesday night will probably belong to a Montgomery County resident.

February 17, 2017 In The News

The presidency of Donald Trump has opened with some alarming blunders. The administration released a sweeping immigration and refugee ban that was halted by numerous federal courts, most definitively the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

February 15, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump has signed the first of many resolutions, he believes, to repeal the exorbitantly expensive and burdensome regulations that are destroying the economy and costing American jobs.

For weeks, Trump has been meeting with business leaders and industry executives who have all shared the same message—regulations are too expensive for them.

January 21, 2017 In The News

Jamie Raskin is taking the concept of Democrats in the wilderness to a whole new level.

January 21, 2017 In The News

Before winning his first term in Congress in November, Raskin was known in Maryland as a powerful state senator who helped legalize same-sex marriage and ban the death penalty.

January 17, 2017 In The News

Rep. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Md.) said Tuesday that he will not go to the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, reversing his earlier plan to be in attendance.

“These are not normal times and I cannot pretend as if they are. The moral and political legitimacy of this presidency are in the gravest doubt,” Raskin said in a statement.

January 14, 2017 In The News

Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) was appointed to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR) this Thursday to serve in the 115th Congress, a week ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.

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January 11, 2017 In The News

Missouri Democrat William Lacy Clay really doesn’t want Speaker Paul D.

January 11, 2017 In The News

Rep. Jamie Raskin, one of Maryland's two new congressmen, will serve on the House Judiciary Committee -- returning to work he began as an intern 36 years ago.

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