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June 17, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined 34 of his colleagues in sending a letter demanding improved transparency and immediate disclosure of data on how taxpayer funds were allocated through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The letter, which was sent to U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza, also raises concerns that the PPP’s application processes may have failed to adequately assist smaller community businesses and minority-owned businesses during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
June 16, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined more than 120 House Democrats in urging congressional leadership to include protections and financial assistance for farmworkers in future legislation to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter led by Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) members Reps. Jim Costa (CA-16) and Salud Carbajal (CA-24), lawmakers provide key policy recommendations to ensure future coronavirus related legislation includes protections for farmworkers. Support for farmworkers is vital for our food supply and public health.
June 16, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) joined John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and members of the Maryland Congressional Delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen along with Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone, today applauded Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson (D) and Maryland House of Delegates Speaker Adrienne Jones (D) for holding joint hearings about Maryland’s June 2 primary election. The hearings will examine the election’s shortcomings and outline steps to enhance the state’s election systems ahead of November.
June 15, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressmen Hank Johnson (GA-04) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today introduced The Bivens Act, legislation that ensures citizens can recover damages for Constitutional violations committed against them by federal law enforcement officials, including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Justice (DOJ) and federal prison officials.
June 15, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, sent a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) demanding the agencies investigate the reports of white supremacists interfering in peaceful protests, following the Administration’s persistent efforts to blame “Antifa.”
June 15, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) today introduced the COVID-19 Whistleblower Protection Act, legislation that will ensure whistleblower protections for people who expose misuse of government funds intended to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Speier, Raskin, and Harris also applaud the inclusion of their whistleblower protections in Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) Coronavirus Oversight and Recovery Ethics (CORE) Act.
June 15, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Chairman of the Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, released the following statement following the Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, which held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits workplace discrimination against gay and transgender individuals:
June 15, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINTON, D.C.) – In response to evidence that Bureau of Prisons (BOP) officers failed to wear COVID-19 masks or facial coverings while deployed to protests in Washington, D.C. and Miami, Florida, Congressmen Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Bennie Thompson (MS-02) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) wrote to BOP Director Michael Carvajal requesting information on the precautions the agency would take to limit the further spread of COVID-19 to inmate populations as federal penitentiaries remain vulnerable to outbreaks.
June 12, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and members of Maryland’s congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone, have joined Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and the Maryland Access to Justice Commission in launching the COVID-19 Access to Justice Taskforce.
June 12, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and 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, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone, today announced $2,377,692 in federal funding for Maryland renters and homeowners struggling with the economic impact of COVID-19.

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In The News

January 9, 2017 In The News

Congressional Progressive Caucus members interrupt certification of electoral votes to raise concerns about voter suppression.

January 6, 2017 In The News

Jamie Raskin has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for less than a week, but he isn’t joining a newly energized and resurgent Democratic caucus like he hoped. Instead, he’ll be a freshman member of a party stuck in the political wilderness.

January 6, 2017 In The News

With the House and Senate stacked for the GOP and a billionaire Republican business mogul about to enter the White House, 2017 is a strange time to be a progressive freshman member of Congress.

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