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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland


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April 4, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Equal Pay Day marks the date when the average woman’s wage finally catches up to the average men’s wage made in the previous year. On average, women working full-time, year-round still earn only 80 cents for every dollar earned by men.

March 21, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has introduced the ‘Get Foreign Money Out of U.S. Elections Act’ (H.R. 1615).

March 21, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has released the following statement after learning that an Appropriations hearing, set to examine President Trump’s proposed $5.8 billion budget cut to the National Institutes of Health (NIH),

March 3, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) –As Republicans continue to flounder publicly and behind closed doors in their attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, members of Maryland’s Congressional delegation gathered Wednesday to hear from state officials and health care experts how Marylanders would be affected. U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, with Congressmen Steny H.

March 2, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has released the following statement regarding Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ communications with Russian officials:

February 10, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Raskin issued the following statement in response to the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) decision to withhold federal transportation funding from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. The withheld funds are in response to the regional coalition's missing an arbitrary Feb.

January 30, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has released the following statement regarding his co-sponsorship of the Statue of Liberty Values Act (“SOLVE Act”), which would defund and rescind President Donald Trump’s executive order barring travel from Muslim countries and suspending t

January 24, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) will serve as the Vice-Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee in the 115th Congress. Raskin’s Democratic colleagues unanimously elected him to the leadership position today.

January 16, 2017 Press Release

“For the last couple of weeks, I have assumed that I would attend the inauguration of Donald Trump, obviously not to show any support for his politics but as a gesture of constitutionalism, simply to witness the peaceful transfer of power from President Obama to the new administration.

January 12, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has been appointed to serve on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR) in the 115th Congress. OGR is the main investigative committee in the U.S.


In The News

May 23, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget attracted swift disapproval from Frederick County’s federal lawmakers on Tuesday, along with their Democratic colleagues, who called the spending plan “dead on arrival.”

May 17, 2017 In The News

 Jamie Raskin proposes using the 25th amendment to assess whether presidential incapacity exists.

Whenever Raskin weighs in on issues of presidential accountability, he speaks from experience—and with the authority of a scholar who has worked with Democrats and Republicans to make real the full promise of the nation’s defining document.

May 15, 2017 In The News

In the nearly four months since Donald Trump took office, many Democrats have questioned his ability to run the country. But only Rep. Jamie B. Raskin has authored legislation to address those concerns.

May 3, 2017 In The News

A group of Purple Line proponents gathered for a rally in downtown Silver Spring Tuesday morning and called on a federal judge to act quickly in making a decision on the light rail line, which has been stalled for months.

“We need this project,” said Rep. Jamie B. Raskin, D-Md. “This is a critical aspect of infrastructure development in the state.”

May 3, 2017 In The News

Leaders including Rep. Jamie Raskin, County Executives Ike Leggett and Rushern Baker as well as more than a dozen other representatives from Montgomery and Prince George’s counties joined with more than 50 Purple Line supporters and construction workers at the Silver Spring library to call for federal Judge Richard Leon to issue a new ruling in the ongoing lawsuit.

May 1, 2017 In The News

In the months since Trump took office, several members of Congress have cited concern about his mental health as a reason to change the law.

April 12, 2017 In The News

After touring South Carroll High School, Congressman Jamie Raskin, District 8, watched students learn code and chatted with government classes in the media center Wednesday morning. The visit was arranged to celebrate School Library Media Month.

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April 4, 2017 In The News

Representative Jamie Raskin speaks in progressive political epigrams. After a decade spent serving the most liberal parts of Montgomery County in the Maryland senate, plus more than 25 years teaching constitutional law at American University, perhaps he can be forgiven for relying on old tropes as he finds new footing since being elected to Congress last fall. 

March 18, 2017 In The News

As a kid growing up in Washington’s Adams Morgan neighborhood, Jamie Raskin loved Metro because it let him explore the cultural diversity of the entire area.

It helped him meet a wide variety of people, and “opened my horizons to the world,” he said.

March 17, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget released on Thursday would eliminate funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program, which could mean $9 million less in grant funding for Maryland.