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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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May 17, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, House Democrats released a new video, “Death by a Thousand Cuts: Undermining the Russia Investigation,” amid mounting threats from the White House and Trump’s lawyers to shut down Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation into the Trum

May 17, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – During the height of National Police Week, Team Maryland gathered as a bipartisan delegation Wednesday for a dialogue with federal law enforcement partners based in Maryland, including the newly confirmed U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K.

May 11, 2018 Press Release

(SILVER SPRING, MD) – Following their visit to the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland yesterday, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) announced plans for a public forum on election security in Rockville, Maryland on May 22nd.

April 30, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)-Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Jerry McNerney (D-CA), and Dan Kildee (D-MI) announced the launch of the Congressional Freethought Caucus to promote sound public policy based on reason, science, and moral values, protect the secular character of our government, and champion the value of freedom of thought worldwide.

April 27, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has introduced the Stop Access to Firearms Evading Revocation (SAFER) Act, which will make it illegal to knowingly transfer or return a firearm to a person whose state license to possess or purchase firear

April 17, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressmen Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Ted Lieu (D-CA), and David Cicilline (D-RI) today joined Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Tax Policy Subcommittee, in introducing the Special Counsel Transparency Act, a bill that would preserve the important work of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation in the event tha
April 9, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)-Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) today joined Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, C.A.

April 6, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined 64 House Democrats, led by Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and David Cicilline (D-RI), in calling for the immediate dismissal of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

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March 22, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, the Committee on House Administration Democrats - Ranking Member Robert A. Brady (D-Pa.), Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) - applauded the inclusion of essential election security funding in the House-passed Omnibus spending bill.

March 20, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) led 38 House Democrats in urging appropriators to maintain full funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) scientific research programs. President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget request guts funding for EPA’s scientific research programs by nearly 50-percent.

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February 21, 2018 In The News

Students were addressed by Rep. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Md.), who spoke to the crowd twice, moving from one side of the throng to the other, because of its size. Raskin compared the students’ efforts to the civil rights movement and protests against the Vietnam War.

February 20, 2018 In The News

Students from Montgomery Blair, Richard Montgomery, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, and Walter Johnson high schools were expected to walk out of classes and head to local Metro stations. The students planned to rally at the Capitol, where U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin and a representative of Marylanders To prevent Gun Violence were expected to speak to the students.

January 16, 2018 In The News

Representative Jamie Raskin discusses the January 19 deadline for Congress to reach an agreement to fund the government. The Democratic Congressman from Maryland also says President Trump is "plunging America into a new period of international isolation." Rep. Raskin speaks with Nathan Hager and Bob Moon on Bloomberg Daybreak.

January 10, 2018 In The News

Wading into this conundrum we have freshman Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.).

January 9, 2018 In The News

President Donald Trump is getting his first medical checkup since taking office, a head-to-toe exam on Friday as questions swirl about the health and fitness of the oldest person ever elected to the nation’s highest office. In advance, the 71-year-old president has pushed back vigorously against suggestions he’s mentally unfit, declaring himself “a very stable genius.”

January 8, 2018 In The News

Moments of silence following mass shootings have been a fraught topic for House Democrats, with multiple members deciding to boycott them to protest the lack of congressional action on gun control.

January 7, 2018 In The News
"We got some serious stuff to deal with and instead we're caught up every day in what looks like the country debating the mental health of the President, so it's a very dangerous and unstable situation as a number of Republican senators have themselves observed," Raskin said on CNN.
 
January 6, 2018 In The News

Marcus Raskin, father of Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-8) and an icon within the progressive community, died Dec. 24 at his home in Washington, at age 83. 

January 6, 2018 In The News

 President Trump, whose sometimes erratic behavior in office has generated an unprecedented debate about his mental health, declared on Saturday that he was perfectly sane and accused his critics of raising questions to score political points.

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