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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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September 25, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)— Today, Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Representatives Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) and A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) to introduce the Election Day Holiday Act, legislation that will make Election Day a federal holiday.
September 19, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with 116 of their House colleagues and 14 of their Senate colleagues, today sent a letter to President Trump denouncing his recent statements about the fatalities in Puerto Rico from Hurricanes Irma and Maria and their aftermath.
September 18, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) –U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and Senator Chris Van Hollen, and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, John K. Delaney, Anthony G. Brown and Jamie Raskin, released the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its denial of Maryland’s Clean Air Act 126(b) petition to reduce harmful emissions from power plants in upwind states.
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September 7, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and 158 House Democrats today sent a letter to congressional leadership urging them to oppose President Trump’s effort to rescind a modest 1.9 percent pay increase planned for federal workers.
September 7, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Committee on House Administration Democrats issued the following statement after federal prosecutors issued subpoenas demanding that millions of North Carolina voter records be turned over to authorities at the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency.
September 7, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Democratic Members of the Committee on House Administration today applauded the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for their new report, “Securing the Vote: Protecting American Democracy,” and called for the House of Representatives to take immediate action to protect our election systems from foreign interference.
September 6, 2018 Press Release
As the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court continues, the co-founders of the Congressional Freethought Caucus, Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD), led congressional colleagues in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee outlining Kavanaugh’s alarming record on core American principles of state-church separation and religious liberty.
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September 6, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, the Maryland Democratic Congressional Delegation, led by Senator Chris Van Hollen, wrote a letter to CSX Corporation President and CEO James Foote requesting an update on the status of the Howard Street Tunnel Project.
September 5, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has released the following statement after an anonymous senior official in the Trump administration wrote that

September 5, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Gerald E. Connolly was joined by Representatives Steny H. Hoyer, Eleanor Holmes Norton, John Sarbanes, Don Beyer, John Delaney, Anthony G. Brown and Jamie Raskin in sending a letter to congressional leadership urging them to reject President Trump’s plan to cancel a scheduled pay increase for federal workers.

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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.

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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.

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