117th Congress

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117

Norton, Raskin Reintroduce Bill to Remove Name of Segregationist from Chevy Chase Circle

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) reintroduced their bill today to remove the name of Francis G. Newlands, a late U.S. senator from Nevada who held racist views, from Chevy Chase Circle. The name appears on the fountain and a plaque in the circle. The circle lies partly in the District of Columbia and partly in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District, which Raskin represents, and is managed by the National Park Service.

Rep. Raskin Announces 2021 Congressional Art Competition for High School Students

ROCKVILLE, M.D. – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today launched the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for 8th District high school students. The annual competition, hosted each spring, is open to all high school students who live in the 8th District. The winning submission from the 8th District will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year alongside artwork from every Congressional District across the Nation.

National Capital Region Members Seek Federalized COVID-19 Vaccine Response for Government Employees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today U.S. Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA), Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Anthony Brown (D-MD), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), David Trone (D-MD), and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) wrote to Office of Personnel Management Acting Director Kathleen McGettigan and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky, requesting that the federal government vaccinate its employees through a separate, federal allocation.

In Wake of U.S. Capitol Insurrection and Inauguration Security Threats, Maryland Congressional Delegation Urges President Biden to Approve Reimbursement for Emergency Inaugural Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.), are urging President Joe Biden to approve Maryland’s appeal for an emergency declaration in support of the state’s efforts to improve safety and security across the National Capital Region for the 59th Presidential Inauguration.

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $5.5 Million for Community Health Centers Across the State

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone today announced $5,515,055 in federal funding to strengthen Community Health Centers (CHCs) across Maryland.

Raskin Announces Committee Assignments for 117th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) announced that he will continue serving on the House Judiciary Committee, the Committee on Oversight and Reform, the Committee on House Administration, the Rules Committee, and the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis in the 117th Congress. He was also renamed Chair of the Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.

Cardin, Van Hollen, Raskin Announce $2 Million for COVID-19 Response in Higher Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) today announced $2 million in federal funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the American College Health Association (ACHA) to help improve the COVID-19 response at colleges and universities nationwide. ACHA is headquartered in Silver Spring, Md.

Montgomery County Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $7.7 Million for Mental Health Clinics Across the State

WASHINGTON,D.C. - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced more than $7.7 million in federal funding to expand services and access to Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) in Montgomery County, Maryland.

U.S. House of Representatives Files Reply to Former President Trump’s Impeachment Trial Brief

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Impeachment Managers, on behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives, filed with the Secretary of the Senate a Reply Memorandum to the Trial Memorandum filed by former President Donald J. Trump in his impeachment trial. In their Reply, the Managers respond to former President Trump’s meritless legal arguments and baseless assertions.

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