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October 23, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Jamie Raskin (D-MD-08), David Cicilline (D-RI-01) and Mike Conaway (R-TX-11) today introduced the Occupational Licensing Board Antitrust Damages Relief Act to prevent individual members of state occupational licensing boards from being sued for antitrust damages in their personal capacities. In 2015, the Supreme Court ruled in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC that “if a ‘controlling number’ of a board’s members are active participants in the business it regulates, they could be sued as antitrust violators.” There are nearly 2,000 occupational licensing boards in the United States, according to a comprehensive 2017 study, which found that 85% of them mandate that their board members must actively work in the regulated occupation in order to serve. These people, rendering an essential public service and maintaining professional and occupational standards, are now being put at risk.
October 21, 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, Andy Harris, M.D., Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all Md.) today announced $20,170,000 in federal funding to improve drinking water projects throughout the state.
October 21, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone, yesterday urged Governor Larry Hogan to increase the state’s focus on halting the disproportionate spread of COVID-19 among Maryland’s Latino communities and delivering targeted relief to Latino families.
October 13, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued this statement following the court ruling allowing the Census Bureau to prematurely end enumeration:
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October 13, 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 today announced $1,675,000 in federal funding to upgrade transit bus compartments to improve bus safety and prevent hazards on rail systems in Maryland.
October 10, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Jared Huffman (CA-02) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08), founders of the Congressional Freethought Caucus, released the following statement in response to the news of Supreme Court of the United States Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr. urging the court to reconsider the Obergefell vs. Hodges ruling:
October 9, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Rep. James E. Clyburn, Chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, and Rep. Jamie Raskin sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar requesting that he clarify whether the Trump Administration is responding to the coronavirus crisis with a herd immunity “strategy”. Public health experts have warned this approach could lead to the death of more than two million Americans.
October 9, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi today convened a press conference to introduce legislation establishing a Commission on Presidential Capacity to Discharge the Powers and Duties of Office. The legislation, which is modeled on a bill introduced by Rep. Raskin in 2017, will enable Congress to ensure effective and uninterrupted leadership in the highest office in the Executive Branch of government by creating the body and process called for in Section 4 of the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Raskin’s bill has 38 cosponsors.
October 8, 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.) announced $100,000 in federal funding for Maryland Public Television (MPT) to develop personalized learning experiences for children, especially those in low-income communities. Funding comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Ready to Learn (RTL) Grant Program.
October 8, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone, during a conference call yesterday again urged Maryland Secretary of Labor Tiffany Robinson to redouble the agency’s efforts to improve the expediency with which Marylanders’ claims for Unemployment Insurance (UI) are processed. Following up on their correspondence and conversations with state leaders earlier this summer, the congressional delegation also requested that the state provide a full and updated accounting on the numbers of unpaid and/or unresolved claims.

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May 9, 2019 In The News

Hundreds of residents, activists and government officials attended a Sunday town hall at the Silver Spring Civic Building to condemn what they believe to be a rushed plan from Gov. Larry Hogan to build toll lanes and widen Interstate 270 and the Capital Beltway.

May 8, 2019 In The News

The secretaries of state of Michigan and Alabama went before the House Administration Committee Wednesday to advocate for more federal resources to secure election systems against cyber attacks and committee leaders vowed to make the issue a "primary focus."

May 7, 2019 In The News

The House Oversight Committee reached out directly to key figures in the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the census, seeking interviews with the individuals, in letters that claimed the Commerce Department was stymieing the committee’s investigation.

May 3, 2019 In The News

The theme of the 2019 fundraiser was momentum, something the organization seems to have. Since 2012, Emerge Maryland has trained more than 100 women to run for public office.

April 30, 2019 In The News

Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin delivered an impassioned plea for Medicare for All legislation on Tuesday, recalling his battle with colon cancer nearly a decade ago.

Nine years ago, Raskin, then a state senator, went to see his doctor for reflux systems, he said.

April 25, 2019 In The News

A critical federal subsidy for Metro would increase to $200 million a year on condition that the agency adopt new oversight and safety measures, under legislation the region’s senators plan to introduce.

April 24, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) was among the attendees at the event, which was held at the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center. The event came amid a growing national conversation about how to address the bevy of mass shootings and gun-related crimes.

April 24, 2019 In The News

An anti-gun-violence organization founded by former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Federal Election Commission for failing to take action against the National Rifle Association for alleged campaign finance violations.

April 19, 2019 In The News

Conservative Activist Grover Norquist also Appearing at D.C. Event

The second annual National Cannabis Policy Summit is underway Friday at the Newseum in the nation’s capital, featuring the field’s business leaders and activists, plus some vigorous support from Democratic lawmakers, and coverage on C-SPAN.

April 18, 2019 In The News

A bill signed into law by Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) on Thursday gives Maryland families unparalleled protections against online harassment aimed at their children, a leading lawmaker said, and could serve as a template for national legislation.

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