Congressman Jamie Raskin

August 31, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 31, in Montgomery County

It’s Monday, Aug. 31, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Back to School: Montgomery County Public Schools welcome back students virtually today for the first day of the new school year. Check out our back to school stories, here. 2. COVID-19 Testing: Montgomery County is holding three free testing clinics today, […]

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August 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin Leads Rally to ‘Save the Post Office’ with Leisure World Residents

A group of Leisure World residents rallied in support of protecting the post office from political dismantling Tuesday afternoon. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), who represents District 8, joined the residents for a “United States Postal Service Day of Action” news conference outside of the Leisure World post office. Several residents, including Louise Doss-Martin, spoke in […]

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August 5, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Raskin Proposes Removing Name of Segregationist From Chevy Chase Circle

Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) announced on Tuesday that he will introduce a bill to remove the name of Francis G. Newlands from Chevy Chase Circle. Newlands is a late U.S. senator from Nevada who held openly racist views. His name appears on a plaque and the fountain in the circle. Raskin is introducing the bill […]

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July 31, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

‘Put Your Mask On’: Raskin On Anti-Mask Culture on Capitol Hill, House Chamber Mask Mandate

“Put your mask on,” Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) was heard calling at Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who was speaking out of turn during a House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday. “Put your mask on,” he repeated. The hearing featured the CEOs of big tech companies like Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon. It also came the same […]

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July 31, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin: John Lewis ‘Never Wavered for One Minute in His Beliefs in Nonviolence’

MyMCMedia spoke to Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) about the legacy of civil rights icon and former Rep. John Lewis (D-GA). Raskin said Lewis “never wavered for one minute in his beliefs in nonviolence.” “His message was not one of revenge, it was not vindictive, it was about transformation and us being in an interracial process together […]

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July 29, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Rep. Raskin Grills Barr over Trump Administration’s Handling of Coronavirus, Protests

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) questioned Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday over the federal government’s response to protestors in Washington D.C. last month, as well as the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus. Barr appeared before the House Judiciary Committee for the first time since he was confirmed as attorney general in 2019. The attorney […]

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July 17, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Concerned With Beltway Expansion, Activists Request More Time to Review Environmental Report

Some environmental activist groups, including the Maryland Sierra Club and National Parks Conservation Association, have expressed concerns with the beltway expansion environmental impact report released in June. The state is offering a 90-day period for anyone to review the document, released by the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration and Federal Highway Administration. Some activists […]

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April 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Raskin Urges Federal Government Getting Back to ‘The Basic Idea of the Constitution’

The Reopen America Act of 2020 (RAA), introduced by U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D) on April 17, includes the creation of the Coronavirus Health Equipment Production Board, Raskin said during a press call Friday. The board will evaluate supplies and equipment needs and obtain and distribute such equipment.  Raskin said the federal government pushed states […]

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April 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Raskin Introduces Plan to Reopen America

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D), who represents Maryland’s 8th Congressional District, introduced the Reopen America Act of 2020 (RAA) to “reopen” America after COVID-19 is under control.  “Look, we need a real plan to reopen America. The president of the United States offered his thoughts on this yesterday, which were basically a set of vague criteria just […]

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April 17, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for April 17 in Montgomery County

Cloudy today with a high temperature near 60 degrees. Check out the weather forecast. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Friday, April 17. 1. Council Tele-Town Hall: Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz, Evan Glass, Will Jawando and Hans Riemer are hosting a remote town hall today at 1 p.m. Click here to register […]

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