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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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June 15, 2018 Press Release
Today, Democratic Members of the House Committee on Administration introduced the SAVE VOTERS Act (H.R. 6122) – a bill to protect voters in their exercise of constitutional rights and end the harmful practice of states conducting overly broad voter roll purges.
June 14, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Maryland congressional delegation, led by Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-Md.-05), today gathered for a roundtable discussion with experts from the Maryland Center on Economic Policy and Associated Black Charities to discuss potential federal policies that could help close the growing racial wealth gap in Maryland and nationwide.
June 14, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Democratic Members of the Committee on House Administration released the following statement regarding the Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill that passed the House Committee on Appropriations today.

June 12, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined colleagues today in cosponsoring a congressional resolution congratulating the Washington Capitals for winning the 2018 Stanley Cup, the first championship in team history.  The Resolution was introduced by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD).

June 8, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined a group of US Representatives asking the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Justice (DOJ) to open a criminal investigation into EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt for potential violation of corruption laws. The letter was signed by Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA), Gerald Connolly (D-VA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA).
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June 5, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Don Beyer (D-VA), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ted Lieu (D-CA), and Peter Welch (D-VT) today wrote to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly requesting further details about the decision to grant security clearances to Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump despite lapses in their original Standard Form-86’s (SF-86). The lawmakers requested that an explanation be included in a White House report required by recently passed-legislation.
June 4, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) led a letter with Seth Moulton (D-MA), Founding Member of the Congressional Antitrust Caucus, and the co-chairs and founding members of the Caucus to the Federal Trade Commission requesting a review of how corporate consolidation affects American workers, consumers, and small businesses.

May 31, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Last week, Congressmen Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Paul Mitchell (R-MI), and Keith Rothfus (R-PA), introduced legislation to authorize, develop, and implement a coordinated tracking system for federally-funded initiatives and grant programs dealing with opioid and substance abuse.

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May 24, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Earlier this week, at an election security forum hosted by Committee on House Administration member Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and special guest Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), members of the public heard from election security experts and public officials about the safety of our election infrastructure headed into the 2018 midterm elections.

May 24, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer today led a group of five House Democratic leaders requesting information from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and the EPA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) about Pruitt’s legal defense fund.

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October 31, 2017 In The News

Veteran journalist Bruce DePuyt debuts his podcast series with Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD 8th). Raskin discusses the latest news and developments from Capitol Hill and the White House -- and how it all may impact his constituents as well as all Americans.

October 28, 2017 In The News

Dahlia Lithwick speaks with Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin about the remedy for Trump’s unfitness for office: the 25th Amendment. 

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October 9, 2017 In The News

The arrival of record-shattering hurricanes, forest fires in the West the size of Maryland, and collapsing glaciers makes something clear to anyone not in a state of ideological denial: Humanity is in a fight for its survival, and if we have any hope of saving ourselves from endless climate disasters, we must radically change the political climate first.

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October 2, 2017 In The News

The mass shooting that killed at least 59 people in Las Vegas on Sunday night is expected to rekindle the debate in Congress over federal gun control. But recent efforts in the Republican-led House have centered around loosening firearms laws, not tightening them.

October 2, 2017 In The News

A Democratic lawmaker in the House wants bipartisan backing to move a universal background check bill by the end of the week in response to the deadly gun massacre in Las Vegas. 

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September 28, 2017 In The News

House Democrats introduced legislation on Thursday to prevent Trump administration officials from using private jets on the taxpayers’ dime as multiple Cabinet heads come under fire for the practice.

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September 28, 2017 In The News

Jews may be “People of the Book,” but Congressman Jamie Raskin (D – Md.) believes in putting words into action to help make the world a better place. That was one of the messages the new representative for Maryland’s 8th District had for the packed audience at Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim in Silver Spring, Maryland, on Sept.

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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