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May 1, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congresssman Jamie Raskin (D-MD-08) today joined Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07), John Katko (R-NY-24), Peter DeFazio (D-OR-04), and Rodney Davis (R-IL-16) and 97 colleagues in calling on House leadership to invest in direct funding for smaller and rural county governments in upcoming COVID-19 relief packages.
May 1, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) and more than 50 lawmakers in sending a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urging him to ensure that Americans with limited or no internet access are able to receive Coronavirus Economic Impact Payments as soon as possible.
May 1, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Joe Kennedy III (MA-04) and more than 30 colleagues in introducing the Medicare Crisis Program Act to ensure everyone has guaranteed access to health care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation would expand Medicare and Medicaid eligibility during the crisis, cap out-of-pocket costs for Medicare enrollees, and eliminate co-pays, coinsurance or deductibles for COVID-19 testing and related care.
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May 1, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) and more than 45 colleagues in urging House Leadership to prioritize Family Care and the needs of family caregivers and essential workers in Congress’ upcoming coronavirus relief bill.

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May 1, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined the full Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone, in announcing the approval of new federal resources for the state of Maryland through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP). This is one of the forms of federal assistance that Maryland is eligible for through the Stafford Act as a result of the major disaster declaration that the delegation pushed to obtain swift approval for last month.
April 30, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Members of the Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony Brown, and David Trone, today discussed with Maryland Secretary of Health Robert Neall, Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services Fran Phillips and Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Director Russell Strickland the status of Maryland’s ability to test for COVID-19 and potential ways that the federal delegation can help expand that capacity.
April 30, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – As our nation’s blood centers face significant blood donation shortages, growing demand for plasma, and increasing financial strain, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Reps. Jerry McNerney (CA-09), Eliot L. Engel (NY-16), Rodney Davis (IL-13), and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and more than 40 colleagues in urging House leadership to include assistance for blood centers in the next COVID-19 relief legislative package.
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April 30, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) today joined Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and more than 85 House Democrats in calling on the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to require the use of masks, gloves, eyewear, and any PPE that may be appropriate for transportation workers, frontline Federal employees, and the passengers they interact with.
April 30, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined Reps. Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) in sending a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy urging them to support nonprofits in the next round of coronavirus disaster relief. More than 140 Members of Congress and dozens of the nation’s leading national nonprofits joined in the call to action.
April 30, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined the full Maryland Congressional Delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone, in announcing $9,043,232 in COVID-19 relief for tenant-based housing voucher recipients in Maryland through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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April 7, 2019 In The News

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch died Sunday afternoon after being hospitalized for pneumonia- and condolences poured in throughout the state almost immediately.

Maryland lawmakers remembered Busch as a prominent leader, an educator and an advocate for the state.

April 3, 2019 In The News

Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin (D) has been named chairman of a newly created subcommittee of the House Rules Committee. The Subcommittee on Expedited Procedures will look into ways of fast-tracking certain pieces of legislation, in the committee and on the House floor.

April 1, 2019 In The News

Special Interests Try to Sway Immigrants

Medicare for All has attracted widespread support in the Democratic Party. But the ambitious overhaul of the nation’s health care system faces a major threat: big spending by health care and insurance interests determined to preserve the status quo.

March 28, 2019 In The News

A bipartisan group of representatives joined with Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló (D) Thursday to present a bill that would admit the territory as a state within 90 days of passage.

The bill's author, Rep. Darren Soto (D-Fla.), said the plan's simplicity makes it different from all previous attempts at Puerto Rico statehood.

March 27, 2019 In The News

Three glasses shattered to the sound of hundreds of cheers and “mazel tovs," and three couples under three chuppahs kissed the first kiss of their married lives. All three were now legally wed, in the eyes of Jewish tradition and of the United States — a wedding that none of them could have in their native country.

March 26, 2019 In The News

Born in Washington, D.C., Raskin was raised in a politically active household. His father, the progressive activist Marcus Raskin, served as a young aide to President Kennedy and later played a key role in the anti-Vietnam War movement and the leak of the Pentagon Papers. His mother, Barbara Raskin, was a journalist and author.

March 24, 2019 In The News

SILVER SPRING – Audience members told horror stories of rationing their diabetic medicine or not being able to afford their child’s inhaler at a March 16 community forum on “Busting High Drug Prices” sponsored by the Right Care Alliance, a grassroots coalition of medical professionals and patients.

March 20, 2019 In The News

There is Bipartisan Support for the Measure to "Ban the Box."

March 14, 2019 In The News

Walkout Comes One Year After Similar Demonstration that Sparked Review of Civic Engagement Policy

Thousands of students from Montgomery County rallied on Thursday, demanding stronger gun-control legislation and pleading for the end to school shootings “plaguing the United States.”

March 8, 2019 In The News

Although electronic cigarette use or vaping is often touted as the “healthier” or “safer” version of smoking cigarettes, e-cigarettes actually contain highly addictive nicotine and are marketed using enticing flavors that appeal to teens.

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