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November 20, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The members of the Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone, today called upon President Donald Trump to overturn the Oct. 14 decision to deny federal disaster funding to Maryland for the impacts of Tropical Storm Isaias.
November 19, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Alarmed by the rapid rise in hate crimes and the lack of comprehensive reporting about it, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) today requested a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study on the rise of online hate crimes and hate speech in the United States. The request follows the release of the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) online hate and harassment report, which found more than 1 in 3 Americans experienced online hate and harassment this year. The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) annual hate crimes report, which just revealed the highest level of hate crimes in a decade, does not capture online hate crimes at all and is a radically incomplete assessment of hate in America.
November 19, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today introduced a House Resolution calling for an end to enforced disappearances in Asia and around the world and calling upon the United States to ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.
November 18, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney; Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Chairman Jamie Raskin; Committee Members Jackie Speier and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Rep. Lois Frankel sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr following up on multiple requests for a briefing from the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) regarding the role of the Department of Justice (DOJ) in approving a favorable plea deal for convicted sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein and concealing the deal from the survivors of Mr. Epstein’s crimes.
November 13, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA), Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security, and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Chairman of the Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, announced that they have received notice from the U.S. Coast Guard Commandant that he has implemented all of the recommendations contained in the Committees’ joint investigatory staff report on how the Coast Guard has handled reports of harassment, bullying, and retaliation.
November 13, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $2,337,908 in federal funding to improve maternal and child health care services across the state.
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November 12, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, senior Members of the Oversight and Reform and Homeland Security Committees sent a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) demanding compliance with its policy against deporting witnesses and victims in ongoing investigations as the Committees are investigating allegations of medical mistreatment at Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC).
November 10, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congressmember Karen Bass (D-CA), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, and Representatives Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Shelia Jackson-Lee (D-TX), Judy Chu (D-CA), and Joaquin Castro (D-TX) in issuing the following joint statement:
November 10, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jamie Raskin today led members of the Maryland delegation, including Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone (all D-Md.) in urging Governor Hogan to implement coronavirus workplace protections for Marylanders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
November 2, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) recognized the award of $300,000 in federal funding for the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The Commission will use the funds to study unsolved lynchings in Maryland for a project entitled “Justice in the Aftermath: Documenting the Truth of Racial Terror Lynching in Maryland to Support Restorative Justice Among Affected Communities.” It will also investigate government and media involvement in the lynchings, and solicit public input on how to restore justice to victims’ families and communities.

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April 12, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON – Eight out of Maryland’s 10-member congressional delegation are included among the lawmakers who compiled the most liberal voting records on Capitol Hill last year, according to a new study by the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF).

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.”

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