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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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October 9, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) in sending a bipartisan, bicameral letter urging President Trump to raise Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance with the governments of Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Khashoggi, a Virginia resident and distinguished journalist, has been missing since October 2nd when he was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. According to some reports, Mr. Khashoggi may have been murdered.
October 5, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03), and CPC First Vice Chair Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) in sending a letter to President Trump calling for the withdrawal of Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
September 28, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (MD-07), Ranking Member Gerald E. Connolly (VA-11), and Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-AL), C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), John Sarbanes (MD-03), John Delaney (MD-06), Don Beyer (VA-08), Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) sent a letter to the Department of Justice Inspector General requesting that the Inspector General investigate the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) decision-making process for the consolidated FBI headquarters project.
September 27, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5075, the Ashanti Alert Act of 2018, introduced by Representatives Scott Taylor (VA-02), Lamar Smith (TX-21), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), and David Cicilline (RI-01) on February 20, 2018.
September 27, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Earlier today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) along with Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-AL), Elijah Cummings (MD-07), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), John P. Sarbanes (MD-03), Gerry Connolly (VA-11), John K. Delaney (MD-06), Don Beyer (VA-08), Anthony Brown (MD-04), and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) met with representatives from federal employee unions.
September 25, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)— Today, Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Representatives Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) and A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) to introduce the Election Day Holiday Act, legislation that will make Election Day a federal holiday.
September 19, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with 116 of their House colleagues and 14 of their Senate colleagues, today sent a letter to President Trump denouncing his recent statements about the fatalities in Puerto Rico from Hurricanes Irma and Maria and their aftermath.
September 18, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) –U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and Senator Chris Van Hollen, and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, John K. Delaney, Anthony G. Brown and Jamie Raskin, released the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its denial of Maryland’s Clean Air Act 126(b) petition to reduce harmful emissions from power plants in upwind states.
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September 7, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and 158 House Democrats today sent a letter to congressional leadership urging them to oppose President Trump’s effort to rescind a modest 1.9 percent pay increase planned for federal workers.
September 7, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Committee on House Administration Democrats issued the following statement after federal prosecutors issued subpoenas demanding that millions of North Carolina voter records be turned over to authorities at the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency.

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In The News

January 7, 2018 In The News
"We got some serious stuff to deal with and instead we're caught up every day in what looks like the country debating the mental health of the President, so it's a very dangerous and unstable situation as a number of Republican senators have themselves observed," Raskin said on CNN.
 
January 6, 2018 In The News

Marcus Raskin, father of Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-8) and an icon within the progressive community, died Dec. 24 at his home in Washington, at age 83. 

January 6, 2018 In The News

 President Trump, whose sometimes erratic behavior in office has generated an unprecedented debate about his mental health, declared on Saturday that he was perfectly sane and accused his critics of raising questions to score political points.

January 5, 2018 In The News

If 2017, with President Trump’s hiring freeze and political machinations, posed difficulties for federal employees, 2018 could be worse.

January 2, 2018 In The News

“My dream priority is to get a serious bipartisan commitment to a national infrastructure investment plan, a green deal for America for highways, mass transit, water systems, ports, cyber security, airports, rail, you name it.  But we would do it in a way that uplifts and advances our environmental agenda.  We would be at the scale of the New Deal, but we would use it to also help to usher in r

December 29, 2017 In The News

Some weeks back I decided to sit in on the House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General (AG) Jeff Sessions.

December 22, 2017 In The News

Amid the threat of sequestration following the passage of President Donald Trump’s tax reform bill, a bloc of House Democrats has warned House leadership off freezing federal employees’ pay or reducing their benefits as a way to offset tax cuts.

December 21, 2017 In The News

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has suddenly found himself in the middle of Washington's biggest political firestorm, and there are growing signs that he may not be able to avoid being consumed by it.

December 11, 2017 In The News

In the final month of the year, a group of House Democrats and Republicans are joining the National Treasury Employee Union in calling for pay parity in 2018 between members of the military and civilian federal employees.

December 7, 2017 In The News

A group of Democratic lawmakers has sent a letter to White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner asking if since the election of his father-in-law Donald Trump he has discussed with foreigners the financing of a

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