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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland


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July 11, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Last night Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) underwent successful hernia repair surgery at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring. It lasted 50 minutes. He is in very good spirits and resting at the hospital and is planning to return to work this week.

June 27, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Democratic Members of Congress will hold a media availability after they tour Children’s National Medical Center and meet with patients and their families. More than half of the patients at Children’s National are on Medicaid.

June 15, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11), and more than 100 House Democrats sent a letter to Speaker Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi opposing President Trump’s proposal to gut pensions and pay for federal workers.

June 1, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement in recognition of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, commemorated during the month of June:

June 1, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement in response to President Trump's decision to formally withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement:

May 26, 2017 Press Release

 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin released the following statement commemorating Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, 2017:

This Memorial Day weekend, we pause to honor and remember the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving our country.

May 23, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget request:

May 16, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Representatives Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) have introduced the Trump Transparency Package, a series of bills aimed at promoting transparency and eliminating conflicts of interest in the White House.

May 12, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has introduced the ‘Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity Act’ (H.R. 1987). This bill will allow Congress to guarantee the security of the nation and effectiveness of the government when serious concerns have been raised about the President’s ability to execute the responsibilities of the office.

May 8, 2017 Press Release

(ROCKVILLE, MD) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) announced the winners of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for high school students at a reception yesterday held at VisArts in Rockville, Maryland. Raskin honored more than 90 students who participated in this year’s competition with congressional certificates of recognition at the event.


In The News

May 26, 2017 In The News

As Senate Republicans get to work crafting their own plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, Maryland’s Congressional delegation re-committed themselves to defending the law.

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May 23, 2017 In The News

Maryland politicians on Tuesday condemned President Donald Trump’s newly released budget proposal, which would slash research funding at agencies such as the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda.

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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.