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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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May 22, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – As the Trump Administration continues to shatter conflicts of interest standards and ethical norms in government, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S.

May 17, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Maryland’s bipartisan congressional delegation has written a joint letter to Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar in support of Maryland’s waiver for a state reinsurance program, which was authorized by the Maryland General Assembly earlier this year.

May 17, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, House Democrats released a new video, “Death by a Thousand Cuts: Undermining the Russia Investigation,” amid mounting threats from the White House and Trump’s lawyers to shut down Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation into the Trum

May 17, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – During the height of National Police Week, Team Maryland gathered as a bipartisan delegation Wednesday for a dialogue with federal law enforcement partners based in Maryland, including the newly confirmed U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K.

May 11, 2018 Press Release

(SILVER SPRING, MD) – Following their visit to the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland yesterday, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) announced plans for a public forum on election security in Rockville, Maryland on May 22nd.

April 30, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)-Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Jerry McNerney (D-CA), and Dan Kildee (D-MI) announced the launch of the Congressional Freethought Caucus to promote sound public policy based on reason, science, and moral values, protect the secular character of our government, and champion the value of freedom of thought worldwide.

April 27, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has introduced the Stop Access to Firearms Evading Revocation (SAFER) Act, which will make it illegal to knowingly transfer or return a firearm to a person whose state license to possess or purchase firear

April 17, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressmen Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Ted Lieu (D-CA), and David Cicilline (D-RI) today joined Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Tax Policy Subcommittee, in introducing the Special Counsel Transparency Act, a bill that would preserve the important work of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation in the event tha
April 9, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)-Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) today joined Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, C.A.

April 6, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined 64 House Democrats, led by Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and David Cicilline (D-RI), in calling for the immediate dismissal of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

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September 18, 2017 In The News

The police practice of seizing cash or property linked to suspected criminal activity is taking flak on Capitol Hill, and groups advocating for reforming federal asset forfeiture rules see the effort taking off this year.

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September 13, 2017 In The News

U.S. House lawmakers on Tuesday adopted a trio of bipartisan measures meant to rein in civil asset forfeiture, a controversial law enforcement practice that allows police to confiscate property from individuals without ever convicting them of a crime, and often without even charging them.

September 12, 2017 In The News

A bipartisan group of lawmakers pushed an amendment to a government-spending package for 2018 that would prohibit the Trump administration from using funds to remove restrictions on the use of asset forfeiture. 

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September 7, 2017 In The News

On Thursday evening, during a conference of the House Judiciary Committee, Democrats introduced a resolution of inquiry into Trump’s ties to Russia, only to be summarily cut off by GOP chairman Bob Goodlatte.

Democrats on the committee were so outraged that they proceeded to walk out of the meeting. 

August 16, 2017 In The News

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Director, Uma Ahluwalia, is partnering with Congressman Jamie Raskin to discuss Medicaid in Maryland on Sept. 19.

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August 12, 2017 In The News

Ralph talks to Democratic Congressman and constitutional law scholar Jamie Raskin about how progressives can break the Republican stranglehold on the federal government. 

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July 27, 2017 In The News

I recently had the opportunity to listen to Congressman Jamie Raskin address the Women's Democratic Club of Montgomery County and provide some insight into the current political climate.

July 26, 2017 In The News

The House on Wednesday night rejected, 116-309, an amendment that would have eliminated one-third of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

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July 18, 2017 In The News

Emboldened by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 defeat, and the Republican effort to dismantle former President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law, progressive lawmakers and activists are trying to move single payer into the party mainstream. 

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July 14, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin went live on Facebook from the backseat of a car with U.S. Rep. John Delaney on Thursday afternoon as the two Democrats fielded some questions about their first job, their first album, Elton John, food, and people they would like to meet.

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