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June 29, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined Ted W. Lieu (D-CA) in introducing legislation to enable Congress to independently enforce subpoenas and other Congressional actions by directly levying penalties against those refusing to comply. This bill, which is also cosponsored by Representatives David Cicilline (D-RI), Val Demings (D-FL), Madeline Dean (D-PA) and Joe Neguse (D-CO), amends House rules to provide a clear and fair method to implement Congress’ inherent ability to hold individuals in contempt and levy penalties for failure to comply with subpoenas.
June 29, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Below is Subcommittee Chairman Jamie Raskin’s opening statement, as prepared for delivery, for today’s Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties remote briefing on “The First Amendment Under Attack: Examining Government Violence Against Peaceful Civil Rights Protesters and the Journalists Covering Them.”
June 26, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) and Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10) in sending a letter today to Experian CEO Brian Cassian requesting the company ensures that unintentional, duplicative inquiries for an individual’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) application do not unduly affect their credit scores.

June 25, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) today joined Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Reps. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and a number of House members in introducing the Rebuilding Main Street Act, legislation to help small businesses, nonprofits, and workers weather the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and support safe reopening. The legislation expands the existing work share program to allow employers to share their payroll costs with the federal government, while receiving grant help to cover other fixed costs such as rent and needs for reopening safely like cleaning and protective equipment. After 14 straight weeks in which more than one million workers filed for unemployment benefits, the legislation would help laid off workers safety return to their jobs at reduced hours while continuing to receive a pro-rated unemployment benefit to compensate for their lost wages.
June 25, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) and 28 colleagues in sending a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, raising concerns expressed by constituents who received their Economic Impact Payment (EIP) in the form of prepaid debit cards.
June 25, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—On Monday, June 29, at 10:00 a.m., Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, will hold a remote briefing on how the violent treatment of protestors and journalists across the country by federal and local law enforcement have violated the First Amendment.
June 25, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and nearly 30 colleagues in introducing the Masks Work Act to provide free cloth masks via United States mail to any American who requests one, as well as authorize a public service announcement campaign and further research into mask efficacy to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
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June 23, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) –Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Vargas (CA-51), Takano (CA-41) Kaptur (OH-19), Espaillat (NY-13), and Lowenthal (CA-47) and 30 colleagues in requesting that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General Joseph V. Cuffari open an investigation into the use of chemical disinfectants at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities which are resulting in detainees falling ill.
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June 23, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined more than 100 House Democrats and Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) in calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to schedule a vote on the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), legislation that passed the House of Representatives a year ago and would give Dreamers a path to citizenship. Last week, the Supreme Court’s landmark decision rejected the Trump administration’s repeal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
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June 23, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Co-Chairs of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus Reps. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA-32) and John Katko (R-NY-24) in sending a bipartisan letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, and Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Greg Walden urging them to include H.R. 1109, the Mental Health Services for Students Act, in the next Coronavirus (COVID-19) stimulus package.
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