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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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July 25, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Maryland congressional delegation is calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reconsider its denial of Maryland’s petition requesting that action be taken to provide relief against out-of-state air pollution stemming from neighboring states.
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July 19, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Chris Van Hollen and all members of the Maryland delegation in the House of Representatives, Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., John K. Delaney, Anthony G. Brown and Jamie B. Raskin, today urged Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to respond favorably to Maryland’s request for technical assistance to review and protect the state’s electoral systems.
July 19, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has introduced the Election Vendor Security Act (EVSA), which addresses vulnerabilities in our election systems that could be exploited by foreign actors. Representatives Hoyer (MD-05), Sarbanes (MD-03), Cummings (MD-07), Delaney (MD-06), Ruppersberger (MD-02), Brown (MD-04), Brady (PA-01), Lofgren (CA-19), and Meng (NY-06) are cosponsors of the EVSA.
July 16, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Today, members of Maryland’s Democratic Congressional delegation urged President Donald Trump to consider Wendi Winters – a victim of the mass shooting in the Capital Gazette newsroom last month – for the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
July 13, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Committee on House Administration Democrats released the following statement today after the Department of Justice announced an indictment of twelve Russian nationals for committing federal crimes intended to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
July 12, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Committee on House Administration Democrats are releasing a new report today detailing the election security preparedness of the 50 states ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
July 10, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), a Chief Deputy Whip, led 130 of their Democratic Colleagues on a letter opposing President Trump’s May 25 executive orders targeting federal workers.
July 5, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Maryland congressional delegation today praised the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for issuing a disaster declaration for the devastating storm and flooding that hit Ellicott City, broader Howard County, and Baltimore County in late May.
July 2, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) was joined Thursday by Representatives Jamie Raskin (D-MD), John Duncan (R-TN), Jason Lewis (R-MN), Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Mark Meadows (R-NC) in introducing H.R. 6296, the Return Expenses Paid and Yielded (REPAY) Act. The REPAY Act seeks to close a loophole in the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process that has allowed wealthy nations to avoid reimbursing taxpayers billions of dollars.
June 29, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Maryland congressional delegation sent a joint letter to President Trump on Friday urging the Administration to move swiftly to approve the state’s request for federal major disaster declaration and supplementary assistance following the mid-May flash-floods that devastated Howard County, Baltimore County and Baltimore City.

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March 15, 2018 In The News

Jayapal and Raskin each were asked to reflect on the #MeToo backlash among both their congressional colleagues and their constituents.

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March 14, 2018 In The News

 Maryland congressional Democrats addressed thousands of students — many of them from Montgomery County — who marched to the U.S. Capitol grounds on Wednesday morning.

February 27, 2018 In The News

Students from various high schools in Montgomery County filled the auditorium at Montgomery Blair High School last night to welcome survivors from the Valentine’s Day shooting that happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Also in attendance was Congressman Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) representing the Parkland community, and Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), the organizer of th

February 27, 2018 In The News

Students from the Parkland, Florida, high school where 17 people were killed in a Feb. 14 mass shooting told a gathering of Montgomery County students Monday night that the time for stricter gun control laws is now and they are the generation to push lawmakers to act.

February 27, 2018 In The News

The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States spiked in 2017, according to a new report by the Anti-Defamation League, which partly blamed US President Donald Trump for the rise due to “the divisive state of our national discourse.”

February 25, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin announced Sunday night on his Facebook page that he and U.S Rep. Ted Deutch of Florida have arranged for a group of visiting Stoneman Douglas students to “interact with students from high schools in Montgomery County who wish to express their support and solidarity.”

February 25, 2018 In The News

Hundreds attended a rally organized by the anti-gun violence group "Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America" in a packed house at the Unitarian Congregation of Rockville on Sunday. The gathering was planned even before the Florida school shooting that left 14 students and three staff members dead on Valentine's Day.

February 24, 2018 In The News

In honor of Black History Month, Montgomery Parks held a historical presentation and tour at the Josiah Henson Park in Rockville. Congressman Jamie Raskin visited the park and spoke on Reverend Henson's history.

February 22, 2018 In The News

D.C. area students marched from the Capitol to the White House on Wednesday to tell lawmakers, especially President Donald Trump, they have a voice that needs to be heard.

Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., whose district includes BCC, met the students at the Capitol. The students chanted his name.

February 21, 2018 In The News

​In the shadow of the Capitol's huge white rotunda, Montgomery County students were greeted by Maryland Representative Jamie Raskin and Jen Pauliukonis, president of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence.

Read the full article here. 

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