Congressman Jamie Raskin

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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April 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin Answers Three Questions About the CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress is a $2 trillion relief package that helps individuals and groups economically hurt by the coronavirus. According to NPR, the $2 trillion aid is estimated to be broken down as follows: $560 billion is for individuals, $500 billion is for big corporations, $377 billion […]

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April 1, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin Calls Coronavirus Death Projections a ‘Catastrophe for Our Country’

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D), of Maryland’s 8th Congressional District, reacted to the White House Coronavirus Task Force’s bleak announcement about coronavirus fatalities. President Donald Trump announced at the task force’s press briefing Tuesday that a minimum of 100,000 to 240,000 Americans will die because of the coronavirus. In an interview with MyMCMedia on Wednesday, […]

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March 10, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Rep. Jamie Raskin: ‘Don’t Spread the Virus and Don’t Spread the Rumors’

Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) talked with Dr. Travis Gayles, Montgomery County health officer, Monday about the coronavirus situation. In a effort to keep residents informed, Dr. Gayles answered Raskin’s questions during a 19 minute long Facebook livestream. Watch a video of their discussion below:   What are the basic precautions people need to take to […]

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January 24, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

State Sen. Will Smith Endorses Fellow Veteran Buttigieg

Maryland State Sen. Will Smith (D-Dist. 20) has endorsed former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg to become the Democratic presidential nominee. In a statement, Smith said, “Our country is changing and we need a leader that is prepared on day one to not only lead but unite Americans from all walks of life. It’s […]

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January 24, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Raskin To Kick Off Annual Polar Bear Plunge

Climate activists will gather to take a plunge in the Potomac River on Saturday.   Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08), an advocate for environmental protection, will kick off the 15th annual Polar Bear Plunge at 10 am. It is organized by the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) every January. The organization works to bring awareness and combat global warming in the […]

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January 22, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin Endorses Warren for President

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Dist. 8) announced his support for Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) presidential campaign on Wednesday. In a video published on social media, Raskin endorsed Warren and also pledged to support whoever becomes the Democratic presidential nominee. Senator Elizabeth Warren has always stood with the American people, and she has always stood with me. […]

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January 8, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 8 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Jan. 8 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Community Grant Workshops: A Community Grant application training workshop is offered at 5:30 p.m. at the Montgomery County Council Office Building located at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville. The workshop will review the application process for the County Council and County […]

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