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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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September 7, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Democratic Members of the Committee on House Administration today applauded the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for their new report, “Securing the Vote: Protecting American Democracy,” and called for the House of Representatives to take immediate action to protect our election systems from foreign interference.
September 6, 2018 Press Release
As the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court continues, the co-founders of the Congressional Freethought Caucus, Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD), led congressional colleagues in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee outlining Kavanaugh’s alarming record on core American principles of state-church separation and religious liberty.
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September 6, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, the Maryland Democratic Congressional Delegation, led by Senator Chris Van Hollen, wrote a letter to CSX Corporation President and CEO James Foote requesting an update on the status of the Howard Street Tunnel Project.
September 5, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has released the following statement after an anonymous senior official in the Trump administration wrote that

September 5, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Gerald E. Connolly was joined by Representatives Steny H. Hoyer, Eleanor Holmes Norton, John Sarbanes, Don Beyer, John Delaney, Anthony G. Brown and Jamie Raskin in sending a letter to congressional leadership urging them to reject President Trump’s plan to cancel a scheduled pay increase for federal workers.

July 27, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Rep. Beyer (D-VA) led a group of House Democrats today asking the Acting Director of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) for a review of recent meetings between Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and his former lobbying clients.
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July 25, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Maryland congressional delegation is calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reconsider its denial of Maryland’s petition requesting that action be taken to provide relief against out-of-state air pollution stemming from neighboring states.
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July 19, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Chris Van Hollen and all members of the Maryland delegation in the House of Representatives, Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., John K. Delaney, Anthony G. Brown and Jamie B. Raskin, today urged Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to respond favorably to Maryland’s request for technical assistance to review and protect the state’s electoral systems.
July 19, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has introduced the Election Vendor Security Act (EVSA), which addresses vulnerabilities in our election systems that could be exploited by foreign actors. Representatives Hoyer (MD-05), Sarbanes (MD-03), Cummings (MD-07), Delaney (MD-06), Ruppersberger (MD-02), Brown (MD-04), Brady (PA-01), Lofgren (CA-19), and Meng (NY-06) are cosponsors of the EVSA.
July 16, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Today, members of Maryland’s Democratic Congressional delegation urged President Donald Trump to consider Wendi Winters – a victim of the mass shooting in the Capital Gazette newsroom last month – for the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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November 16, 2017 In The News

For the reporter in the street, help is at hand. According to Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Jim Jordan (OH-04) the help is in the form of the Free Flow of Information Act of 2017 (H.R.4382), a bipartisan federal shield law that would protect the public’s right to know by safeguarding a free and independent press.

November 13, 2017 In The News

Officials say limiting mortgage interest deduction, eliminating the state and local tax deduction would have significant impact

Two proposals in the House and Senate Republicans’ tax cut plan likely would result in higher federal tax payments for tens of thousands of middle-class Montgomery County residents who itemize their returns.

November 10, 2017 In The News

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) is the newest member of Congress to join Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC’s) Congressional Committee.

November 7, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-8th, proposed Tuesday that religious discrimination on college campuses should be prohibited under the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964.

That law already bars religious discrimination in hiring, but the Maryland congressman said the law’s protections need to be broadened.

November 3, 2017 In The News

Maryland Reps. Elijah Cummings, Jamie Raskin and other House Democrats said on Thursday they have filed a lawsuit to force the federal government to turn over information about the operations of President Donald Trump’s downtown hotel.

November 2, 2017 In The News

Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) convened a panel Saturday afternoon to discuss the effects of NAFTA on the economy of the United States.

“There’s a lot going on and lots of calamities bearing down on us but there are some big structural questions that still need to be addressed,” Raskin said. “One of them is how do we develop a free trade policy that is also a fair trade policy.”

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.

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