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April 29, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined a group of 182 lawmakers, led by U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI), in urging House Leadership to include $26 billion in the next coronavirus relief package for scientific and medical researchers who have been impacted by the pandemic.
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April 29, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Reps. David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and F. James Sensenbrenner (WI-05) and more than 100 House Democrats and Republicans in pushing to protect local news publishers and broadcasters in the next COVID-19 relief package.
April 29, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin joined the full Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone, in today announcing approval by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) of Maryland’s plan to provide new Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) assistance to all Maryland children who would receive free or reduced-price lunches if not for school closures. The Maryland Department of Human Services estimates that approximately 427,000 children will benefit from the program for a combined value of over $49 million in estimated assistance. Maryland is one of 12 states whose plans have already been approved.
April 29, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement after Speaker Pelosi announced his appointment to the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, a bipartisan panel empowered to examine all aspects of the federal response to the coronavirus to ensure that taxpayer dollars are being wisely and efficiently. The panel will be chaired by House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn:
April 29, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) —Following a request from Representatives Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Joe Neguse (CO-02), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added the nation’s first responders to the list of those eligible for high priority COVID-19 testing.

April 28, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and a bipartisan group of House Members in calling on Jovita Carranza, Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA), to provide application status updates to small businesses who have applied for emergency disaster loans and grants through the agency.
April 28, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) today joined Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) and 35 colleagues in announcing that the Department of Labor has issued guidance confirming the eligibility of Peace Corps and AmeriCorps participants for unemployment assistance due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In a bipartisan letter sent April 2, 2020, the Members urged Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia to clarify that the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program passed within the CARES Act covers Peace Corps and AmeriCorps participants. As the Members pointed to in their letter, this designation is in line with Congressional intent, but DOL guidance released today provides certainty.
April 28, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congressmen Anthony G. Brown, Steny Hoyer, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris M.D, David Trone and U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (all MD) in writing President Donald Trump to request the Administration deliver on its commitment to designate the National Capital Region as a federally supported COVID-19 testing site. This designation would make federal facilities available to Maryland to expand the state’s testing capacity. Ramping up testing efforts is essential to safely reopening the state’s economy and protecting public health.
April 28, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congressman Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, today released preliminary investigative findings showing that the natural gas pipeline approval process used by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) unjustly tramples on the rights of private landowners.

April 28, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and over 50 additional members in proposing an Essential Workers Bill of Rights to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA-12), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). The lawmakers urge Congressional leadership to support frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic by prioritizing these basic protections in the next relief package.

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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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January 25, 2019 In The News

With Democrats back in the majority of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Jamie Raskin of Takoma Park is now “Mr. Chairman.”

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