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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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July 27, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Rep. Beyer (D-VA) led a group of House Democrats today asking the Acting Director of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) for a review of recent meetings between Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and his former lobbying clients.
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July 25, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Maryland congressional delegation is calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reconsider its denial of Maryland’s petition requesting that action be taken to provide relief against out-of-state air pollution stemming from neighboring states.
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July 19, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Chris Van Hollen and all members of the Maryland delegation in the House of Representatives, Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., John K. Delaney, Anthony G. Brown and Jamie B. Raskin, today urged Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to respond favorably to Maryland’s request for technical assistance to review and protect the state’s electoral systems.
July 19, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has introduced the Election Vendor Security Act (EVSA), which addresses vulnerabilities in our election systems that could be exploited by foreign actors. Representatives Hoyer (MD-05), Sarbanes (MD-03), Cummings (MD-07), Delaney (MD-06), Ruppersberger (MD-02), Brown (MD-04), Brady (PA-01), Lofgren (CA-19), and Meng (NY-06) are cosponsors of the EVSA.
July 16, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Today, members of Maryland’s Democratic Congressional delegation urged President Donald Trump to consider Wendi Winters – a victim of the mass shooting in the Capital Gazette newsroom last month – for the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
July 13, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Committee on House Administration Democrats released the following statement today after the Department of Justice announced an indictment of twelve Russian nationals for committing federal crimes intended to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
July 12, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Committee on House Administration Democrats are releasing a new report today detailing the election security preparedness of the 50 states ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
July 10, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), a Chief Deputy Whip, led 130 of their Democratic Colleagues on a letter opposing President Trump’s May 25 executive orders targeting federal workers.
July 5, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Maryland congressional delegation today praised the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for issuing a disaster declaration for the devastating storm and flooding that hit Ellicott City, broader Howard County, and Baltimore County in late May.
July 2, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) was joined Thursday by Representatives Jamie Raskin (D-MD), John Duncan (R-TN), Jason Lewis (R-MN), Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Mark Meadows (R-NC) in introducing H.R. 6296, the Return Expenses Paid and Yielded (REPAY) Act. The REPAY Act seeks to close a loophole in the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process that has allowed wealthy nations to avoid reimbursing taxpayers billions of dollars.

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January 16, 2018 In The News

Representative Jamie Raskin discusses the January 19 deadline for Congress to reach an agreement to fund the government. The Democratic Congressman from Maryland also says President Trump is "plunging America into a new period of international isolation." Rep. Raskin speaks with Nathan Hager and Bob Moon on Bloomberg Daybreak.

January 10, 2018 In The News

Wading into this conundrum we have freshman Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.).

January 9, 2018 In The News

President Donald Trump is getting his first medical checkup since taking office, a head-to-toe exam on Friday as questions swirl about the health and fitness of the oldest person ever elected to the nation’s highest office. In advance, the 71-year-old president has pushed back vigorously against suggestions he’s mentally unfit, declaring himself “a very stable genius.”

January 8, 2018 In The News

Moments of silence following mass shootings have been a fraught topic for House Democrats, with multiple members deciding to boycott them to protest the lack of congressional action on gun control.

January 7, 2018 In The News
"We got some serious stuff to deal with and instead we're caught up every day in what looks like the country debating the mental health of the President, so it's a very dangerous and unstable situation as a number of Republican senators have themselves observed," Raskin said on CNN.
 
January 6, 2018 In The News

Marcus Raskin, father of Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-8) and an icon within the progressive community, died Dec. 24 at his home in Washington, at age 83. 

January 6, 2018 In The News

 President Trump, whose sometimes erratic behavior in office has generated an unprecedented debate about his mental health, declared on Saturday that he was perfectly sane and accused his critics of raising questions to score political points.

January 5, 2018 In The News

If 2017, with President Trump’s hiring freeze and political machinations, posed difficulties for federal employees, 2018 could be worse.

January 2, 2018 In The News

“My dream priority is to get a serious bipartisan commitment to a national infrastructure investment plan, a green deal for America for highways, mass transit, water systems, ports, cyber security, airports, rail, you name it.  But we would do it in a way that uplifts and advances our environmental agenda.  We would be at the scale of the New Deal, but we would use it to also help to usher in r

December 29, 2017 In The News

Some weeks back I decided to sit in on the House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General (AG) Jeff Sessions.

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