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April 2, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Representatives Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), Diana DeGette (CO-01), and Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) introduced a House Resolution to recognize the vital role local journalism plays in promoting good governance, accountability, and community.
March 28, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) and Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (PR-at-large) in introducing H.R.1965, Puerto Rico Admission Act of 2019, legislation for admission of the territory of Puerto Rico as a state of the union.
March 27, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Representatives Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Tim Walberg (R-MI) today introduced sweeping reforms to our nation's civil asset forfeiture laws to defend due process and rein in unjust seizures of private property. H.R. 1895, the Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration Act (FAIR Act), will raise the level of proof necessary for the federal government to seize property, reform the IRS structuring statute to protect innocent small business owners, and increase transparency and congressional oversight.
March 27, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Today, members of the National Capital Region Congressional Delegation sent a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development requesting $150 million in federal funding for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).
March 27, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, Congressmen Jamie Raskin, Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Anthony Brown and U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (all D-Md.) applauded the National Park Service’s (NPS) announcement that it will immediately use emergency contracting authority to begin repairs on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.
March 26, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Representatives Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), and Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) called on Gannett Co., Inc. and Verizon Media Group to consider the impact that their recent job cuts at multiple media outlets will have on the public’s access to high-quality, fact-based news. In January of this year, Gannett and Verizon, two of the nation’s largest media groups, both cut hundreds of jobs across print, broadcast, and digital media.
March 25, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (NY-16), House Foreign Affairs Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights Subcommittee Chairwoman Karen Bass (CA-37), Senate Foreign Relations Committee Member Ben Cardin (D-MD), Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07), Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), Rep. John Sarbanes (MD-03), Rep. Anthony Brown (MD-04), and House Foreign Affairs Committee Member Rep. David Trone (MD-06) in sending a letter to President Trump asking that he take action immediately to prevent several thousand Liberians with Deferred Enforcement Departure (DED) status from being deported from the country.
March 20, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)-Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, in sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressing concern over civil unrest in Haiti.
March 15, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of the House Intelligence Committee and House Education and Labor Committee, in requesting information regarding Operation Secure Line—a government program that allowed for tracking of more than 50 journalists, U.S. attorneys, and volunteers by the United States and Mexican governments.
March 14, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—This week, the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and the Subcommittee on Government Operations held a joint hearing on “The Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act (H.R. 1076).”