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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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February 7, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) are seeking information from the National Rifle Association (NRA) regarding allegations that the NRA violated campaign finance laws by coordinating communications with the Trump Campaign and several campaigns for Republican Senate candidates.
February 1, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) is bringing renowned environmentalist, author, and educator Bill McKibben as his guest to Tuesday night’s State of the Union Address.
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January 31, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) introduced the Shareholders United Act, H.R. 936, to control billions of dollars in corporate political spending and put power back in the hands of the shareholders.
January 29, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, DC.) – Today the House Judiciary Committee is conducting the first congressional hearing on H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2019, comprehensive legislation designed to restore our democracy, strengthen voting rights, reduce the influence of big money in our elections, and restore ethics and integrity in government
January 28, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Anthony Brown (D-MD) and David Trone (D-MD) in writing today to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to request it conduct a study of helicopter noise within the Washington metropolitan region.
January 28, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, DC.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) will serve as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties in the 116th Congress as he continues his service on the House Judiciary Committee in his second Term.
January 24, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) will serve as Chairman of the newly created Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in the 116th Congress as he continues his service on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform in his second Term.
January 16, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today 124 Members of the House of Representatives led by Reps. Don Beyer (VA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Betty McCollum (D-MN), Andre Carson (D-IN), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) introduced the Freedom of Religion Act to prohibit religious discrimination in our immigration system
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January 11, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today led a group of House Democrats in writing to Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought requesting he direct federal agencies to provide back pay to low- and middle-income employees of federal contractors who were furloughed or otherwise impacted by the government shutdown.
January 9, 2019 Press Release
​(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, together with U.S. Representatives Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5), Elijah E. Cummings (MD-7), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-2), John P. Sarbanes (MD-3), Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-1), Anthony Brown (MD-4), Jamie Raskin (MD-8) and David Trone (MD-6) announced today that Maryland has been awarded $10.6 million through the Preschool Development Grants Birth through Five program to conduct a statewide, comprehensive birth through age five needs assessment for Maryland’s children
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In The News

May 23, 2018 In The News

Blumenthal and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) this week introduced The Executive Branch Comprehensive Ethics Enforcement Act in the Senate and House. Twenty-nine Democrats signed on as co-sponsors, but the bill is unlikely to pass either Republican-led chamber.

May 23, 2018 In The News

As the 2018 primary election approaches, foreign election interference could be at play, Congressman Jamie Raskin warned.

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May 22, 2018 In The News

With elections right around the corner, state officials held a forum to talk about election security and full transparency.

Congressman Jamie Raskin, Representative Steny Hoyer, and other officials discussed the state of election systems and their efforts to help states keep their elections secure.

May 19, 2018 In The News

The arrest of the four students sparked outrage on Twitter. David Hogg, a student survivor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida, praised the students on Twitter and lambasted Ryan for failing to support the students.

May 16, 2018 In The News

Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin, 55,  talks about the heart of the legislative process, what his colleagues call him, and how he angered a world chess champion.

April 26, 2018 In The News

To honor those who have served in the Vietnam War, local leaders in Frederick County, Maryland held a dinner and pinning ceremony. 

The American Legion Francis Scott Key Post 11, in the Main Hall, hosted many veterans who served in the war. Frederick County Council President Bud Otis and Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) honored the veterans. 

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April 6, 2018 In The News

This week, Congressman Jamie Raskin stopped by Tuscarora to answer a few questions to speak with students in Government classes. 

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April 5, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin—back from his first trip abroad as a member of Congress since his 2016 election—returned home with decidedly mixed emotions.

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April 5, 2018 In The News

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) hit Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt on Thursday, calling him the "poster boy for the most ethically cor

March 20, 2018 In The News

Just days after FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was fired from his position, U.S. Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-8) offered him a job.

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