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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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January 8, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)— Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) in reintroducing her bill to guarantee back pay to low-wage federally contracted retail, food, custodial and security service workers not getting paid during the current federal government shutdown (fiscal year 2019).
January 4, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, DC.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has been named to the powerful House Committee on Rules for the 116th Congress. He will continue to serve on the House Judiciary Committee, where he also served in the 115th Congress.
January 4, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - On Thursday, the first day of the 116th Congress, Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL), Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD), and Congressman John Katko (R-NY) introduced a bipartisan constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics and restore democratic power to the American people.
January 2, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, DC.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) applauded the inclusion of two rule changes that he championed in H.Res.6, the rules package for the 116th Congress.
January 2, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Democrats from the National Capital Region today announced that they have secured the removal of the Holman Rule from H. Res. 6, the Rules package for the 116th Congress. The Holman Rule allows restrictions on federal offices and programs, including the reduction of individual salaries, to be added to must-pass appropriations legislation.
December 22, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, DC.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) issued the following statement in response to the third partial federal government shutdown of 2018, which took effect at 12:00 a.m. on December 22:
December 14, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressmen C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) issued the following statement after meeting with Naval officials Tuesday to discuss the events that led to an 80-minute active shooter lock-down at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center campus on November 27th.
December 14, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, Andy P. Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown and Jamie B. Raskin, met Thursday at the U.S. Capitol with CSX CEO Jim Foote to discuss a path forward on replacing the Howard Street Tunnel, which has widely been described as “ancient.”
December 7, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, John P. Sarbanes, Andy P. Harris, M.D., John K. Delaney, Anthony G. Brown and Jamie B. Raskin have announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $6,554,575 in federal funding for the Maryland Port Authority.

December 7, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, John P. Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown and Jamie B. Raskin, have announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $6,554,575 in federal funding for the Maryland Port Authority.

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March 19, 2018 In The News

On Friday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe a little more than a day before he was to retire. Democratic Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland calls the move "outrageous." He speaks with Amy Morris and Bob Moon on Bloomberg Daybreak.

March 19, 2018 In The News

Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined 1A's Joshua Johnson to discuss President Trump's attacks on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and the abrupt firing of former FBI Director Andrew McCabe just days before his planned retirement.

March 16, 2018 In The News

A Democratic lawmaker in the House has introduced a bill aimed at preventing federal officials from spending public money at any of President Trump's hotel properties.

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March 15, 2018 In The News

Jayapal and Raskin each were asked to reflect on the #MeToo backlash among both their congressional colleagues and their constituents.

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March 14, 2018 In The News

 Maryland congressional Democrats addressed thousands of students — many of them from Montgomery County — who marched to the U.S. Capitol grounds on Wednesday morning.

February 27, 2018 In The News

Students from various high schools in Montgomery County filled the auditorium at Montgomery Blair High School last night to welcome survivors from the Valentine’s Day shooting that happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Also in attendance was Congressman Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) representing the Parkland community, and Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), the organizer of th

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.

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