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June 19, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-8) joined Reps. Conor Lamb (PA-17) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-1) in sending a letter to Senate and House leadership advocating for the needs of our nation's veterans, transitioning service members, and their families in the next COVID-19 legislative response package.
June 18, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Donald McEachin (VA-04), Nanette Barragán (CA-44), Mike Levin (CA-49), Lisa Blunt Rochester (Del-At Large) and Katie Porter (CA-45) and more than 70 colleagues in urging the Trump Administration to immediately withdraw an Executive Order that seeks to allow development projects to bypass key environmental reviews that are required by law. These reviews are intended to protect communities across this country from potential adverse environmental effects.
June 17, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) and their National Capital Region colleagues in wroting to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy urging them to “issue strong, explicit directives to Members of the House regarding proper face coverings” as Congress prepares to cast votes next week.
June 17, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined 34 of her colleagues in sending a letter demanding improved transparency and immediate disclosure of data on how taxpayer funds were allocated through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The letter, which was sent to U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza, also raises concerns that the PPP’s application processes may have failed to adequately assist smaller community businesses and minority-owned businesses during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
June 16, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined more than 120 House Democrats in urging congressional leadership to include protections and financial assistance for farmworkers in future legislation to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter led by Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) members Reps. Jim Costa (CA-16) and Salud Carbajal (CA-24), lawmakers provide key policy recommendations to ensure future coronavirus related legislation includes protections for farmworkers. Support for farmworkers is vital for our food supply and public health.
June 16, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) joined John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and members of the Maryland Congressional Delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen along with Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone, today applauded Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson (D) and Maryland House of Delegates Speaker Adrienne Jones (D) for holding joint hearings about Maryland’s June 2 primary election. The hearings will examine the election’s shortcomings and outline steps to enhance the state’s election systems ahead of November.
June 15, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressmen Hank Johnson (GA-04) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today introduced The Bivens Act, legislation that ensures citizens can recover damages for Constitutional violations committed against them by federal law enforcement officials, including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Justice (DOJ) and federal prison officials.
June 15, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, sent a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) demanding the agencies investigate the reports of white supremacists interfering in peaceful protests, following the Administration’s persistent efforts to blame “Antifa.”
June 15, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) today introduced the COVID-19 Whistleblower Protection Act, legislation that will ensure whistleblower protections for people who expose misuse of government funds intended to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Speier, Raskin, and Harris also applaud the inclusion of their whistleblower protections in Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) Coronavirus Oversight and Recovery Ethics (CORE) Act.
June 15, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Chairman of the Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, released the following statement following the Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, which held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits workplace discrimination against gay and transgender individuals:


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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.

March 7, 2019 In The News

OLD DEM CAUCUS MEET NEW DEM CAUCUS: The fiery clutch of freshman House Democrats -- diverse, female and unapologetically outspoken -- isn't just making noise in Washington. The new Democrats -- symbolized by Rep.

March 7, 2019 In The News

Disputes in Congress and Expanding Investigations of Trump Imperil Hoped-For Deals on Infrastructure, Prescription-Drug Pricing

WASHINGTON—Intensifying partisan pressure in Congress is further clouding prospects for any major legislative compromises with the White House in the few months before the 2020 election cycle consumes Capitol Hill.

March 7, 2019 In The News

“It’s been a tough, wrenching process, but I think that we have a really emphatic statement of our principles as a Congress,” said Rep. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Md.), a co-author of the resolution. “I don’t know that members want to be dragged down into every future statement or controversy that takes place with 535 members of Congress and millions of citizens. . . .

March 6, 2019 In The News

The oversight panel’s chairman, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), and civil rights subcommittee chairman, Rep.

February 28, 2019 In The News

Thursday, On Point, we heard from someone on the House Oversight Committee, who was there questioning Cohen on Capitol Hill.

Here's what Rep. Jamie Raskin, Democratic congressman from Maryland, had to say.

February 26, 2019 In The News

Before the committee hearing about the bill, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) celebrated the bill as a “most elementary proposal, to deny firearms to anyone who cannot pass a universal criminal and mental background check.”

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February 25, 2019 In The News

Reps. Elijah E. Cummings, Anthony G. Brown and Jamie B. Raskin of Maryland and Rep. Jackie Speier of California wrote that they applaud the actions taken by federal agencies in the arrest this month of Coast Guard Lt. Christopher P. Hasson, a self-proclaimed white nationalist who authorities say had a list of journalists and politicians whom he planned to kill.

February 7, 2019 In The News

The letter, from Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. Jamie Raskin, follows a series of news reports that raised questions about the NRA's relationship with apparent shell companies that purchased political ads in potential violation of campaign finance law.

January 31, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) has introduced a bill to limit the influence of corporate money in political campaigns.

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