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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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May 17, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, House Democrats released a new video, “Death by a Thousand Cuts: Undermining the Russia Investigation,” amid mounting threats from the White House and Trump’s lawyers to shut down Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation into the Trum

May 17, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – During the height of National Police Week, Team Maryland gathered as a bipartisan delegation Wednesday for a dialogue with federal law enforcement partners based in Maryland, including the newly confirmed U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K.

May 11, 2018 Press Release

(SILVER SPRING, MD) – Following their visit to the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland yesterday, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) announced plans for a public forum on election security in Rockville, Maryland on May 22nd.

April 30, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)-Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Jerry McNerney (D-CA), and Dan Kildee (D-MI) announced the launch of the Congressional Freethought Caucus to promote sound public policy based on reason, science, and moral values, protect the secular character of our government, and champion the value of freedom of thought worldwide.

April 27, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has introduced the Stop Access to Firearms Evading Revocation (SAFER) Act, which will make it illegal to knowingly transfer or return a firearm to a person whose state license to possess or purchase firear

April 17, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressmen Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Ted Lieu (D-CA), and David Cicilline (D-RI) today joined Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Tax Policy Subcommittee, in introducing the Special Counsel Transparency Act, a bill that would preserve the important work of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation in the event tha
April 9, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)-Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) today joined Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, C.A.

April 6, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined 64 House Democrats, led by Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and David Cicilline (D-RI), in calling for the immediate dismissal of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

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March 22, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, the Committee on House Administration Democrats - Ranking Member Robert A. Brady (D-Pa.), Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) - applauded the inclusion of essential election security funding in the House-passed Omnibus spending bill.

March 20, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) led 38 House Democrats in urging appropriators to maintain full funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) scientific research programs. President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget request guts funding for EPA’s scientific research programs by nearly 50-percent.

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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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