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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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March 19, 2018 Press Release

(ROCKVILLE, MD) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has announced the 8th District winners of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for high school students. At a reception held on Saturday at VisArts in Rockville Maryland, Raskin honored more than 140 students who participated in this year’s competition with congressional Certificates of Recognition.

March 19, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today called for an increase in pay for people serving on federal juries, from $40 to $50 per day. This modest raise would be the first increase to federal juror pay in 28 years.

March 16, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has introduced legislation to help stop President Donald Trump’s ongoing violations of the Constitution’s Domestic Emoluments Clause. Raskin’s bill, the Heightened Oversight of Travel, Eating, and Lodging (HOTEL) Act (H.R.

March 14, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC.) – Rep. Don Beyer today led a group of 25 House Democrats warning White House Chief of Staff John Kelly about the growing threat to national security presented by Senior Adviser Jarod Kushner’s continued presence in the White House.

March 6, 2018 Press Release
Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) will introduce the Curb Objectionable Redirection of Resources and Unconstitutional Payments to Trump (CORRUPT) Act.
February 27, 2018 Press Release
following news reports that President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and other White House aides working under interim security clearances will have their clearances downgraded over outstanding security concerns, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Representatives Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) issued the following joint statement:
February 27, 2018 Press Release
“We urge you to consider the voices of our constituents and their elected representatives and remove Maryland from the five-year plan.”
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February 16, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Representatives Scott Taylor (VA-02), Lamar Smith (TX-21), David Cicilline (RI-01), in introducing the bipartisan Ashanti Alert Act, a bill designed to help local and regional law enforcement efforts to search for missing adults.

February 14, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, ahead of House Judiciary Republicans’ politically divisive Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee hearing entitled “The Effect of Sanctuary City Policies on the Ability to Combat the Opioid Epidemic,” House Judiciary Committee Rankin

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In The News

September 27, 2017 In The News

President Trump on Wednesday raised the pressure on his own Health and Human Services secretary, refusing to rule out his firing.

September 27, 2017 In The News

Democratic lawmakers began calling for Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to resign on Wednesday following a series of reports about his use of private jets at taxpayers’ expense.

September 20, 2017 In The News

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September 18, 2017 In The News

The police practice of seizing cash or property linked to suspected criminal activity is taking flak on Capitol Hill, and groups advocating for reforming federal asset forfeiture rules see the effort taking off this year.

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September 13, 2017 In The News

U.S. House lawmakers on Tuesday adopted a trio of bipartisan measures meant to rein in civil asset forfeiture, a controversial law enforcement practice that allows police to confiscate property from individuals without ever convicting them of a crime, and often without even charging them.

September 12, 2017 In The News

A bipartisan group of lawmakers pushed an amendment to a government-spending package for 2018 that would prohibit the Trump administration from using funds to remove restrictions on the use of asset forfeiture. 

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September 7, 2017 In The News

On Thursday evening, during a conference of the House Judiciary Committee, Democrats introduced a resolution of inquiry into Trump’s ties to Russia, only to be summarily cut off by GOP chairman Bob Goodlatte.

Democrats on the committee were so outraged that they proceeded to walk out of the meeting. 

August 16, 2017 In The News

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Director, Uma Ahluwalia, is partnering with Congressman Jamie Raskin to discuss Medicaid in Maryland on Sept. 19.

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August 12, 2017 In The News

Ralph talks to Democratic Congressman and constitutional law scholar Jamie Raskin about how progressives can break the Republican stranglehold on the federal government. 

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July 27, 2017 In The News

I recently had the opportunity to listen to Congressman Jamie Raskin address the Women's Democratic Club of Montgomery County and provide some insight into the current political climate.

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