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September 16, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) announced $14,760,223.60 in federal funding for Washington, Frederick, and Garrett County firefighters through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program.
September 16, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Representatives Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Judy Chu (CA-27) and Zoe Lofgen (CA-19) and more than 170 Members of Congress in urging the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Inspector General Joseph Cuffari to open an immediate investigation into new whistleblower allegations of mass hysterectomies being performed on women detained at the privately-run Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Ga. The lawmakers demanded an urgent response as well as a briefing on the status of an investigation by next Friday, Sept. 25.
September 16, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General Joseph V. Cuffari in response to horrific allegations in a whistleblower complaint filed yesterday.
September 15, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all-Md.) today announced the award of $100,000 for the Maryland Sea Grant (MDSG) program to address the impacts of COVID-19 on local aquaculture industries and assist educators through the creation of new, interactive educational content.
September 15, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) in introducing legislation recognizing the 40th anniversary of the Planetary Society. The Resolution is also cosponsored by Reps. Alan Lowenthal, Brad Sherman, Susan Davis, and Raul Grijalva. Founded by Carl Sagan, Louis Friedman, and Bruce Murray in 1980, the Planetary Society, based in Pasadena, California, has educated the public about space exploration and advocated for support of the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA). Rep. Chu and Bill Nye, Chief Executive Officer of the Planetary Society, issued the following statements:
September 14, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a new letter to the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), Department of the Interior (DOI) and Department of Agriculture, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) joined House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and 60 other House lawmakers in calling on the Trump Administration to suspend more than a dozen recent regulatory actions that weaken environmental, public health, and public lands protections, including a new rule going into effect today that undermines federal assessments of the climate risks and other potential environmental harms of major projects under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
September 14, 2020 Press Release
U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone today announced $1.5 million in federal funding to expand nanotechnology research and training at the University of Maryland, College Park.
September 11, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all Md.) announced $486,745.22 in federal funding for the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) to train thousands of firefighters across the state.
September 10, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Below is Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Chairman Jamie Raskin’s opening statement, as prepared for delivery, for today’s hybrid hearing entitled, “Providing the Census Bureau with the Time to Produce a Complete and Accurate Census.” Click here to watch the video.
September 10, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone today announced $20,776,025 in emergency federal funding to help MedStar Health respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is authorized under Section 403 of the Stafford Act.

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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.”

January 24, 2019 In The News

Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.) on Thursday introduced legislation aimed at providing essential government workers access to unemployment benefits during the partial government shutdown.

January 24, 2019 In The News

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.).

January 19, 2019 In The News

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.

January 3, 2019 In The News

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.”

December 11, 2018 In The News

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.

November 29, 2018 In The News

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.

November 5, 2018 In The News

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.

October 26, 2018 In The News

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.

October 22, 2018 In The News

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.

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