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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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January 11, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Congressman William Lacy Clay (MO-01) today sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan urging him to not endorse the “vigilante censorship” of student art work in the Capitol.

January 10, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has been appointed to serve on the House Judiciary Committee in the 115th Congress.

January 6, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) will serve as a Senior Whip for the House Democratic Caucus in the 115th Congress.  The former Majority Whip of the Maryland State Senate, Raskin will now play a similar role in the House, working to keep track of his fellow Democrats and informing them about key legislative priorities in the House of Representatives.

January 3, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin was sworn in as a Member of the United States House of Representatives by House Speaker Paul Ryan on January 3rd, 2017.
January 2, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Representative-elect Jamie Raskin (MD-08) is raising serious concerns about the House Republicans’ proposed rule changes for the 115th Congress. Members will vote on the House rules package, H. Res. 5, after they are sworn in on Tuesday, January 3rd.

January 2, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Representative-elect Jamie Raskin (MD-08) is raising serious concerns about the House Republicans’ proposed rule changes for the 115th Congress. Members will vote on the House rules package, H. Res. 5, after they are sworn in on Tuesday, January 3rd.

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March 17, 2017 In The News

Maryland lawmakers are expressing grave concern about President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget.

With deep cuts to environmental programs, the National Institutes of Health and the size of the federal work force, several local programs — from the park service to the National Cancer Institute at Fort Detrick to Maryland Legal Aid — could be hit.

March 17, 2017 In The News

New Jewish congressman from Maryland talks with ToI about anti-Semitism, Trump’s presidency, Israel’s predicament and the meaning of politics 

March 16, 2017 In The News

The National Institutes of Health, a federal agency based in Bethesda dedicated to biomedical and health research, would face a 19 percent cut in its funding under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget released Thursday.

Trump’s proposal for fiscal 2018 slashes funding for NIH by $5.8 billion, a nearly one-fifth cut that would reduce its total proposed funding to $25.9 billion.

March 16, 2017 In The News

Workers at federal agencies in Montgomery County would most likely be affected if proposed spending cuts in President Donald Trump’s federal budget released Thursday were to be implemented.

Read here.

March 14, 2017 In The News

As President Donald Trump prepares to release a budget this week that will propose heavy limits on spending, Maryland's congressional delegation wants the administration to maintain a $4.5 billion transportation program that may have a significant impact

March 14, 2017 In The News

House Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) just nailed the Republican Party with another example of their blatant ACA v. Wealthcare hypocrisy.

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March 9, 2017 In The News

Public service is in the DNA of Representative Jamie Raskin’s family (D-MD). The Maryland lawmaker’s grandfather was the first Jew ever elected in the Minnesota legislature. His wife, Sarah Raskin, served as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Treasury during the Obama Administration and Raskin’s great uncle worked as a judge in Wisconsin.

March 1, 2017 In The News

A bipartisan congressional delegation is calling on the FBI and the Justice Department to investigate recent anti-semitic threats in Maryland. 

February 28, 2017 In The News

The furriest face in the crowd at President Donald Trump’s Congressional address on Tuesday night will probably belong to a Montgomery County resident.

February 17, 2017 In The News

The presidency of Donald Trump has opened with some alarming blunders. The administration released a sweeping immigration and refugee ban that was halted by numerous federal courts, most definitively the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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