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May 5, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) in introducing legislation to provide $25,000 in either student loan debt relief or education benefits to essential workers and their family members. The Opportunities for Heroes Act recognizes the contributions made by a diverse set of workers, including firefighters and first responders, health care providers, grocery store employees, transportation workers, and more, to help Americans through the COVID-19 health emergency.
May 5, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) in introducing the Federal Frontline Worker Leave Protection Act to ensure that the essential federal employees who have been working to aid the government’s response to COVID-19 do not lose their annual leave due to an inability to take time off as a result of the crisis. The

May 5, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (Md.) joined House Members Nanette Diaz Barragán (Calif.), Pramila Jayapal (Wash.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.), and Jared Huffman (Calif.) in introducing the Resources for Workforce Investments, not Drilling Act (R

May 5, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Antitrust Subcommittee Member Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) in urging that the next COVID-19 relief package include language prohibiting corporate mergers that do not involve the purchase of a severely distressed company.
May 5, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today led 60 House Members in urging House leadership to continue opposing efforts by fossil fuel companies to use COVID-19 relief legislation as a vehicle

May 4, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) in urging Gilead CEO Daniel O’Day to detail the company’s plans for remdesivir, including securing and scaling up the supply chain, complete disclosures of taxpayer investment in the development of the drug, and purchase and pricing arrangements. As remdesivir—which has been developed with significant taxpayer investment—receives FDA emergency use authorization, the lawmakers questioned its affordability and accessibility for patients.
May 4, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, Pro-Choice Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Barbara Lee (CA-13) and Diana DeGette (CO-1), Appropriations Committee Chair Nita Lowey (NY-17) and Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Eliot Engel (NY-16) in sending a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Trump Administration urging them to take immediate action to exempt emergency global health funding appropriated by Congress for the COVID-19 response from the dangerous and inefficient global gag rule and to provide a humanitarian exemption to allow the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to compete for emergency supplemental funding.
May 4, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Rep. Brad Schneider (IL-10) in called on the Small Business Administration (SBA) to accept new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) applicants and provide current applicants with an update on their loan status.

May 2, 2020 Press Release

(ROCKVILLE, M.D.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today announced the 8th District winners of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for high school students.

May 1, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined Reps. Lou Correa (D-CA), Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and 85 colleagues in sending a letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos opposing the Administration’s decision to block Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), and undocumented students from eligibility for the $6.3 billion in emergency assistance for students included in the CARES Act.


In The News

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.

April 12, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON – Eight out of Maryland’s 10-member congressional delegation are included among the lawmakers who compiled the most liberal voting records on Capitol Hill last year, according to a new study by the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF).