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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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June 14, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Democratic Members of the Committee on House Administration released the following statement regarding the Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill that passed the House Committee on Appropriations today.

June 12, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined colleagues today in cosponsoring a congressional resolution congratulating the Washington Capitals for winning the 2018 Stanley Cup, the first championship in team history.  The Resolution was introduced by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD).

June 8, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined a group of US Representatives asking the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Justice (DOJ) to open a criminal investigation into EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt for potential violation of corruption laws. The letter was signed by Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA), Gerald Connolly (D-VA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA).
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June 5, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Don Beyer (D-VA), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ted Lieu (D-CA), and Peter Welch (D-VT) today wrote to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly requesting further details about the decision to grant security clearances to Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump despite lapses in their original Standard Form-86’s (SF-86). The lawmakers requested that an explanation be included in a White House report required by recently passed-legislation.
June 4, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) led a letter with Seth Moulton (D-MA), Founding Member of the Congressional Antitrust Caucus, and the co-chairs and founding members of the Caucus to the Federal Trade Commission requesting a review of how corporate consolidation affects American workers, consumers, and small businesses.

May 31, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Last week, Congressmen Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Paul Mitchell (R-MI), and Keith Rothfus (R-PA), introduced legislation to authorize, develop, and implement a coordinated tracking system for federally-funded initiatives and grant programs dealing with opioid and substance abuse.

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May 24, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Earlier this week, at an election security forum hosted by Committee on House Administration member Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and special guest Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), members of the public heard from election security experts and public officials about the safety of our election infrastructure headed into the 2018 midterm elections.

May 24, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer today led a group of five House Democratic leaders requesting information from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and the EPA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) about Pruitt’s legal defense fund.

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May 22, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – As the Trump Administration continues to shatter conflicts of interest standards and ethical norms in government, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S.

May 17, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Maryland’s bipartisan congressional delegation has written a joint letter to Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar in support of Maryland’s waiver for a state reinsurance program, which was authorized by the Maryland General Assembly earlier this year.

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In The News

January 5, 2018 In The News

If 2017, with President Trump’s hiring freeze and political machinations, posed difficulties for federal employees, 2018 could be worse.

January 2, 2018 In The News

“My dream priority is to get a serious bipartisan commitment to a national infrastructure investment plan, a green deal for America for highways, mass transit, water systems, ports, cyber security, airports, rail, you name it.  But we would do it in a way that uplifts and advances our environmental agenda.  We would be at the scale of the New Deal, but we would use it to also help to usher in r

December 29, 2017 In The News

Some weeks back I decided to sit in on the House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General (AG) Jeff Sessions.

December 22, 2017 In The News

Amid the threat of sequestration following the passage of President Donald Trump’s tax reform bill, a bloc of House Democrats has warned House leadership off freezing federal employees’ pay or reducing their benefits as a way to offset tax cuts.

December 21, 2017 In The News

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has suddenly found himself in the middle of Washington's biggest political firestorm, and there are growing signs that he may not be able to avoid being consumed by it.

December 11, 2017 In The News

In the final month of the year, a group of House Democrats and Republicans are joining the National Treasury Employee Union in calling for pay parity in 2018 between members of the military and civilian federal employees.

December 7, 2017 In The News

A group of Democratic lawmakers has sent a letter to White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner asking if since the election of his father-in-law Donald Trump he has discussed with foreigners the financing of a

November 16, 2017 In The News

For the reporter in the street, help is at hand. According to Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Jim Jordan (OH-04) the help is in the form of the Free Flow of Information Act of 2017 (H.R.4382), a bipartisan federal shield law that would protect the public’s right to know by safeguarding a free and independent press.

November 13, 2017 In The News

Officials say limiting mortgage interest deduction, eliminating the state and local tax deduction would have significant impact

Two proposals in the House and Senate Republicans’ tax cut plan likely would result in higher federal tax payments for tens of thousands of middle-class Montgomery County residents who itemize their returns.

November 10, 2017 In The News

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) is the newest member of Congress to join Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC’s) Congressional Committee.

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