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May 11, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md) joined a bicameral group of colleagues in calling on the State Department and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to take urgent action to protect the global LGBTQI population and other vulnerable communities that are being persecuted and discriminated against during the coronavirus pandemic.

May 8, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) today joined Reps. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and David Price (D-N.C.), co-chairs of the Congressional Arts Caucus and Congressional Humanities Caucus respectively, and 70 members of Congress in urging House leadership to support the cultural sector in Congress’s next coronavirus response package. The letter, which asked for robust funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), can be viewed here.
May 8, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and the 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 $6,975,492 for eighteen community health centers in Maryland through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Authorized through the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, these awards will help health centers to cover the costs of purchasing, administering, and expanding their capacity to administer COVID-19 tests.
May 8, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin today joined Vice Chair of the House Education and Labor Committee Andy Levin, Congresswoman Gwen Moore, and 95 House Members in urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to waive certain restrictions on the use of Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) funds during the COVID-19 crisis.
May 8, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Susan Wild (PA-07) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) in introducing the bipartisan Children’s Health Insurance Program Pandemic Enhancement and Relief (CHIPPER) Act to increase support for state Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP) during the COVID–19 emergency.

May 8, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) –Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Judiciary Committee Democratic Members in sending a letter to Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz asking him to investigate Attorney General William Barr's improper political interference into several ongoing criminal matters against President Trump's allies.
May 8, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, in its first official action since being established by the House of Representatives, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, chaired by Rep. James E.

May 8, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Representatives Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), joined by Committee on Oversight and Reform Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), today urged Ho

May 8, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Reps. Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) and Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and 80 additional Members of Congress in sending a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy requesting the strongest possible relief for the United States Postal Service in the next round of COVID-19 relief legislation.
May 7, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) and more than 30 Members of Congress in urging Congressional leadership to include $71 million in funding for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in the next COVID-19 relief package. This funding would give AHRQ the capacity to evaluate the U.S. health care system’s response to the pandemic, pinpoint shortcomings, and improve national preparedness for future crises. AHRQ is the country’s sole federal agency focused on generating research to advance health care delivery system efficiency.


In The News

September 7, 2019 In The News

This revenue-neutral plan has been introduced in the House of Representatives as the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (HR 763). It enjoys bipartisan support and has 59 co-sponsors, including Maryland’s David Trone, Jamie Raskin and Dutch Ruppersberger.

September 6, 2019 In The News

More than 200 House Democrats on Thursday urged House leaders not to use a provision protecting federal employee unions as a bargaining chip in spending negotiations with the Senate and the Trump administration.

August 16, 2019 In The News

Maryland’s Democratic members in Congress – Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Reps. Anthony Brown, Elijah E. Cummings, Steny H. Hoyer, Jamie Raskin, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes and David Trone – sent a letter to Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) with a series of questions detailing concerns about the 2018 election.

August 14, 2019 In The News

 A total of $296,041 in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) was awarded for a collaborative project between the University of Maryland College Park, Montgomery College and Prince George’s Community College to train Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) educators on Aug. 7.

August 6, 2019 In The News

The U.S. cannot effectively combat domestic, racism-fueled terrorism because federal law enforcement has yet to recognize that it poses a threat, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) said on Monday.

July 26, 2019 In The News

Special Agent David Bailey, a Silver Spring native, of the Capitol Police received the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery by Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), recognizing his actions during a shooting at a congressional baseball practice in 2017.

July 25, 2019 In The News

Congressman Jamie Raskin met with constituents of Maryland’s 8th District on July 20 to discuss the results of a government-reform survey and brainstorm solutions the country’s political system.  This ‘policymaking simulation’ helps participants to make their own recommendations on how they would want their member of Congress to vote.

July 17, 2019 In The News

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) will be joined by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Thursday for a rally at the Silver Spring Civic Building.

The rally will benefit Raskin’s Democracy Summer program, which aims to educate young Democrats about political organizing strategies to turn out voters to vote down the ballot in the 2020 election.

June 25, 2019 In The News

U.S. Congressman Jamie Raskin, D-Md.-8th, was the keynote speaker at the Talbot County Democratic Women’s Club’s June 2019 annual meeting held at the Democratic Headquarters in Easton.

June 22, 2019 In The News

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday unanimously approved a bipartisan amendment offered by Representatives Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) regarding the federal government’s power to seize private property without due process.