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April 24, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined the full Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone, in today announcing $207,834,058 for Maryland school districts through the U.S. Department of Education Elementary and Secondary School Education Relief Fund (ESSER).
April 24, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Reps. Andy Levin (D-MI), Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Don Young (R-AK) in sending a bipartisan letter signed by more than 100 House members urging House leadership to include stabilization funding for America’s libraries in future COVID-19 legislation. Specifically, the letter asks for at least $2 billion in dedicated fiscal stabilization funding through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in the next COVID-19 response bill.
April 23, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone (all D-Md.), in sending a letter to FEMA Administrator Gaynor urging him to waive all state and local cost-share requirements for federal firefighting assistance through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) and Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). Local firefighters are on the front lines in every Maryland community, responding to COVID-related patients and keeping our cities and towns safe during this crisis.
April 23, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin joined Congressmen Anthony G. Brown, Steny Hoyer, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, David Trone and U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) wrote to United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie to express concerns that loan servicers are not allowing veterans with VA Home Loans to access forbearance relief during the COVID-19 crisis. The CARES Act included protection for borrowers with federally backed mortgage loans who are experiencing financial hardships and are unable to make payments due to this crisis. VA Home Loans are covered under this new law.
April 23, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin joined the full Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone, today in announcing $422,690 in federal funding for Maryland Legal Aid (MLA) to provide legal services to low-income Marylanders.
April 23, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (D-TX) and Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and 48 colleagues in sending a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad Wolf demanding the release of detained children amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As the number of children in HHS custody infected with COVID-19 continues to increase, the lawmakers stress the need to protect the health and safety of children in U.S. custody.
April 23, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Reps. Anthony G. Brown (D-MD), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Jesus G. "Chuy" García (D-IL) in introducing the National Transit Workforce Training Act of 2020. This bill would establish a National Transit Frontline Training Center to invest in and train the next generation of transportation workers. The bill is also co-sponsored by Reps. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Don Bacon (R-NE), David McKinley (R-WV), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Michael Bost (R-IL), and David Trone (D-MD). Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) will introduce companion legislation in the Senate.
April 22, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and more than 30 colleagues in sending a letter to House Leadership today calling for protections for refugees, asylees, and other immigrants in the next COVID-19 emergency legislative package.
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April 22, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) and Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX) and 40 colleagues in sending a letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Rettig asking that they take action to address the barriers that could prevent individuals experiencing homelessness to receive their stimulus checks.
April 22, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairman Joaquin Castro and over 50 members of the Democratic Caucus in calling on the Trump administration to allow DACA recipients to access Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits in response to the coronavirus crisis. This action is critical for the over 200,000 DACA recipients that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security classifies as 'essential critical infrastructure workers.'

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