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November 2, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) recognized the award of $300,000 in federal funding for the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The Commission will use the funds to study unsolved lynchings in Maryland for a project entitled “Justice in the Aftermath: Documenting the Truth of Racial Terror Lynching in Maryland to Support Restorative Justice Among Affected Communities.” It will also investigate government and media involvement in the lynchings, and solicit public input on how to restore justice to victims’ families and communities.
November 2, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, sent a letter to Attorney General William P. Barr and a letter to Russell T. Vought, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), requesting information on unprecedented efforts by the Trump Administration to withhold federal funds from Seattle, New York City, and Portland, Oregon—cities that they have spuriously designated “anarchist jurisdictions.”
October 30, 2020 Press Release
ROCKVILLE, M.D. – As National Book Month concludes, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today announced the launch of his first annual Raskin’s Readers program to encourage elementary school students (K-5) and their families to continue their reading journeys.
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October 30, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all Md.) today announced $142,758 in federal funding for the Maryland Department of the Environment to protect wetlands and shorelines along the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
October 28, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone applauded awards totaling $40,037,526 to support survivors of domestic violence and prevent violence against women.
October 28, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen led members of the Maryland delegation, including Senator Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) in expressing their serious concerns to Governor Hogan on the Purple Line Project, as construction delays and legal disputes continue to cause significant disruptions to Maryland businesses and communities.
October 28, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) today announced $2,820,000 in federal funding to replace the expired sewage pumping station in Emmitsburg, Md., to prevent future contamination of Tom’s Creek and the Monocacy River.
October 28, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) recently urged federal officials to avoid possible physical impacts to the Morningstar Tabernacle No. 88 Moses Hall and Cemetery, in the historical African-American community of Gibson Grove, which was bisected by the original construction of the Capital Beltway (I-495), as Beltway widening is planned. In a new letter to the heads of the Federal Highway Administration and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the Members of Congress also are calling for the protection of the Gibson Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, which stands next to Beltway in the Cabin John area of Montgomery County.
October 26, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen led members of the Maryland delegation, including Senator Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging him to immediately implement fixes to the Farmers to Families Food Box program, as recent changes to the program are leaving Maryland families and food vendors behind.
October 23, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $793,828 in federal funding to expand housing-related counseling, including financial literacy, property maintenance and fiscal management services, across Maryland communities.

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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.

June 20, 2019 In The News

On the last day of school, about 50 politically progressive high school students gathered to elect officers and watch a documentary about themselves that is making the rounds on social media. They also listened as U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) urged them to work toward a better future.

June 6, 2019 In The News

GAO to study the impact of noise on residents who say the problem is growing.

June 4, 2019 In The News
May 31, 2019 In The News

The House has scheduled the first hearing on D.C. statehood legislation in 26 years — on July 24 in the Oversight and Reform Committee, which is chaired by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.).

May 26, 2019 In The News

A shoutout to our Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-8th) for co-sponsoring the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (HR763). We need more leaders with the courage to lead. Thank you, Mr. Raskin!

May 17, 2019 In The News

Many high school students have taken a more active role in raising awareness about gun violence in the wake of deadly shootings at schools across the country. A group of students from Montgomery County, Maryland, went to Capitol Hill on Friday to make their voices heard and discuss how the continuing shootings have altered their daily lives.

May 17, 2019 In The News

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) lauded the 1964 Civil Rights Act for “bringing down the walls of racial and ethnic discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations and education. … Today, we legislate equal rights under the exact same act for millions of Americans in the LGBT community.

May 13, 2019 In The News

President Trump’s plan to tweak Washington, D.C.’s traditional July 4 celebration on the National Mall isn’t playing well with political leaders in neighboring Maryland.

According to The Washington Post Saturday, Trump ordered Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to begin organizing an event called “A Salute to America” three months ago.

May 9, 2019 In The News

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) said in an interview that aired Thursday on "Rising" that Americans across the country should be concerned about the cybersecurity threats against Washington, D.C.'s public transit system. 

"We have hundreds of millions of visitors come through every decade to the capital city," Raskin told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball earlier this week.

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