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With Democrats back in the majority of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Jamie Raskin of Takoma Park is now “Mr. Chairman.”
Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.) on Thursday introduced legislation aimed at providing essential government workers access to unemployment benefits during the partial government shutdown.
Co-sponsors of the legislation include Democratic Reps. Don Beyer (Va.), Elaine Luria (Va.), Jamie Raskin (Md.), Lori Trahan (Mass.), David Trone (Md.) and Jennifer Wexton (Va.), as well as Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.).
The crowd began to march and shout as it moved down 16th Street in Washington, D.C., a cluster of federal workers and union organizers protesting the partial government shutdown that was then about to head into its fourth week.
Nearing the end of his first term in the nation’s legislature, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D) said he “loves” his job and is “thrilled to deliver specific goods and services to constituents.”
“We’ve closed over 3,500 constituent cases helping people access Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other entitlements,” he said. “It’s extremely satisfying.”
Google CEO Sundar Pichai confronted a barrage of criticism Tuesday from House Republicans who said his company suppresses conservative voices, exposing Google to the same kind of scrutiny that has destabilized its tech peers this year. Pichai insisted that Google is careful to avoid political bias in its search engine and other products.
Rep. Jamie Raskin of Takoma Park on Thursday afternoon won his bid for a leadership position in the newly elected Democratic majority that will take control of the U.S. House of Representatives in early January.
If research by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics offers any clue, and there’s no reason to think it doesn’t, after the polls close on Tuesday roughly 40 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds will have voted—a rate almost twice as high as it’s ever been for a midterm election.
A few members of U.S. Senate and Congressional leaders from Maryland have announced a $2.5 million grant to fight against heroin and other illegal opioids statewide.
Members of the Washington region’s congressional delegation are asking the Metro Board to reconsider its plan to disband the Riders' Advisory Council, the only direct rider liaison for the panel.