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June 25, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—On Monday, June 29, at 10:00 a.m., Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, will hold a remote briefing on how the violent treatment of protestors and journalists across the country by federal and local law enforcement have violated the First Amendment.
June 25, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and nearly 30 colleagues in introducing the Masks Work Act to provide free cloth masks via United States mail to any American who requests one, as well as authorize a public service announcement campaign and further research into mask efficacy to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
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June 23, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) –Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Vargas (CA-51), Takano (CA-41) Kaptur (OH-19), Espaillat (NY-13), and Lowenthal (CA-47) and 30 colleagues in requesting that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General Joseph V. Cuffari open an investigation into the use of chemical disinfectants at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities which are resulting in detainees falling ill.
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June 23, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined more than 100 House Democrats and Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) in calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to schedule a vote on the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), legislation that passed the House of Representatives a year ago and would give Dreamers a path to citizenship. Last week, the Supreme Court’s landmark decision rejected the Trump administration’s repeal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
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June 23, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Co-Chairs of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus Reps. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA-32) and John Katko (R-NY-24) in sending a bipartisan letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, and Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Greg Walden urging them to include H.R. 1109, the Mental Health Services for Students Act, in the next Coronavirus (COVID-19) stimulus package.
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June 22, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)— On Friday, the Committee on Oversight and Reform held a briefing examining how systemic racism and discrimination deeply rooted in America’s history have led to abusive policing practices, and the long overdue need for reform at the federal level.
June 19, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Ahead of World Refugee Day, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA) and 80 Democratic Members of Congress in condemning the Trump Administration for its harmful policies that have dismantled the U.S. asylum system and demanded the reversal of these harmful measures. The lawmakers listed nearly a dozen various Trump administration policies implemented over the past three years which have chipped away at the laws governing asylum, including denying parole for asylum seekers, imposing severe and arbitrary restrictions to qualify for asylum, and expediting deportations which prevent asylum seekers from consulting legal representatives.
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June 19, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Below is Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Chairman Jamie Raskin’s prepared opening statement for today’s hearing on “Voices from the Front: An Overdue Reckoning with Structural Racism in Policing”.
June 19, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Reps. Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Matt Cartwright (PA-08), and Mike Levin (CA-49) and180 lawmakers in requesting economic relief for the clean energy industry, which has been severely hit by the COVID-19 crisis.
June 19, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Dan Kildee (MI-05) and Rick Crawford (AR-01) and 70 Houes colleague sin sending a letter to House leadership calling for additional emergency funding in the next coronavirus aid bill for the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP), which helps to support fruit and vegetable incentive programs.
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In The News

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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