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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Civil Rights & Social Justice

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June 20, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) led Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and more than 190 House Democrats in introducing the Keep Families Together Act, H.R. 6135, legislation to end family separation at the U.S. border.

The Keep Families Together Act would:

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.
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 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. Raskin serves on the Committee on House Administration, which oversees the EAC.

March 19, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today called for an increase in pay for people serving on federal juries, from $40 to $50 per day. This modest raise would be the first increase to federal juror pay in 28 years.

March 14, 2018 In The News

 Maryland congressional Democrats addressed thousands of students — many of them from Montgomery County — who marched to the U.S. Capitol grounds on Wednesday morning.

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February 21, 2018 In The News

​In the shadow of the Capitol's huge white rotunda, Montgomery County students were greeted by Maryland Representative Jamie Raskin and Jen Pauliukonis, president of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence.

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February 21, 2018 In The News

Students were addressed by Rep. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Md.), who spoke to the crowd twice, moving from one side of the throng to the other, because of its size. Raskin compared the students’ efforts to the civil rights movement and protests against the Vietnam War.

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February 20, 2018 In The News

Students from Montgomery Blair, Richard Montgomery, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, and Walter Johnson high schools were expected to walk out of classes and head to local Metro stations. The students planned to rally at the Capitol, where U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin and a representative of Marylanders To prevent Gun Violence were expected to speak to the students.

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January 18, 2018 Press Release
​(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, a bipartisan group of Members introduced the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act (CAA Reform Act). Led by Committee on House Administration Chairman Gregg Harper (MS-3), the CAA Reform Act is cosponsored by Committee Ranking Member Robert Brady (PA-1), and the Members of the Committee on House Administration, Representatives Rodney Davis (IL-13), Barbara Comstock (VA-10), Mark Walker (NC-6), Adrian Smith (NE-3), Barry Loudermilk (GA-11), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), and Jamie Raskin (MD-8). In addition, the bill is cosponsored by Representatives Bradley Byrne (AL-1), Jackie Speier (CA-14), Susan Brooks (IN-5), and Ted Deutch (FL-22).