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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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February 14, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar today expressing his opposition to the Trump Administration’s actions that will allow, for the first time in the history of the Medicaid program,  a work requirement as a condition of coverage.  Rep.

February 8, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Democratic Members of the House Judiciary Committee in sending a letter to Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) callin

February 2, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Earlier today, President Trump decided to release the classified memo apparently prepared by House Republicans in a transparent effort to undermine the Russia investigation. 

February 2, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Democratic Members of the House Judiciary Committee, issued a joint statement following the release of the “

January 29, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has invited two of his constituents as guests to tomorrow night’s State of the Union Address: National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) President Tony Reardon and Nelsy Umanzor, a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipient who has lived in the United States since 2000, when he fled El Salvador.

January 29, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, all Democratic Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sent a letter asking Chairman Trey Gowdy to issue a subpoena to finally compel the Department of Home

January 22, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement regarding today’s House floor vote on the Continuing Resolution (CR):

January 19, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) is an original cosponsor of the bipartisan Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act, legislation to guarantee back pay to furloughed workers in the event of a government shutdown. Funding for the federal government expires at midnight.

January 18, 2018 Press Release
​(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, a bipartisan group of Members introduced the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act (CAA Reform Act). Led by Committee on House Administration Chairman Gregg Harper (MS-3), the CAA Reform Act is cosponsored by Committee Ranking Member Robert Brady (PA-1), and the Members of the Committee on House Administration, Representatives Rodney Davis (IL-13), Barbara Comstock (VA-10), Mark Walker (NC-6), Adrian Smith (NE-3), Barry Loudermilk (GA-11), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), and Jamie Raskin (MD-8). In addition, the bill is cosponsored by Representatives Bradley Byrne (AL-1), Jackie Speier (CA-14), Susan Brooks (IN-5), and Ted Deutch (FL-22).
January 16, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement recognizing Religious Freedom Day on Tuesday, January 16, 2018:

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November 7, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-8th, proposed Tuesday that religious discrimination on college campuses should be prohibited under the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964.

That law already bars religious discrimination in hiring, but the Maryland congressman said the law’s protections need to be broadened.

November 3, 2017 In The News

Maryland Reps. Elijah Cummings, Jamie Raskin and other House Democrats said on Thursday they have filed a lawsuit to force the federal government to turn over information about the operations of President Donald Trump’s downtown hotel.

November 2, 2017 In The News

Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) convened a panel Saturday afternoon to discuss the effects of NAFTA on the economy of the United States.

“There’s a lot going on and lots of calamities bearing down on us but there are some big structural questions that still need to be addressed,” Raskin said. “One of them is how do we develop a free trade policy that is also a fair trade policy.”

October 31, 2017 In The News

Veteran journalist Bruce DePuyt debuts his podcast series with Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD 8th). Raskin discusses the latest news and developments from Capitol Hill and the White House -- and how it all may impact his constituents as well as all Americans.

October 28, 2017 In The News

Dahlia Lithwick speaks with Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin about the remedy for Trump’s unfitness for office: the 25th Amendment. 

Listen here.

 

October 9, 2017 In The News

The arrival of record-shattering hurricanes, forest fires in the West the size of Maryland, and collapsing glaciers makes something clear to anyone not in a state of ideological denial: Humanity is in a fight for its survival, and if we have any hope of saving ourselves from endless climate disasters, we must radically change the political climate first.

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October 2, 2017 In The News

The mass shooting that killed at least 59 people in Las Vegas on Sunday night is expected to rekindle the debate in Congress over federal gun control. But recent efforts in the Republican-led House have centered around loosening firearms laws, not tightening them.

October 2, 2017 In The News

A Democratic lawmaker in the House wants bipartisan backing to move a universal background check bill by the end of the week in response to the deadly gun massacre in Las Vegas. 

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September 28, 2017 In The News

House Democrats introduced legislation on Thursday to prevent Trump administration officials from using private jets on the taxpayers’ dime as multiple Cabinet heads come under fire for the practice.

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September 28, 2017 In The News

Jews may be “People of the Book,” but Congressman Jamie Raskin (D – Md.) believes in putting words into action to help make the world a better place. That was one of the messages the new representative for Maryland’s 8th District had for the packed audience at Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim in Silver Spring, Maryland, on Sept.

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