Jamie Raskin

April 3, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Raskin Remembers Son Tommy: ‘Too Good For a World This Broken’

During a three-hour drive-in memorial service Saturday afternoon, Tommy Raskin, who died of suicide at the age of 25, was remembered by family, friends and thousands of others gathered at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. or watching virtually on You Tube. The celebration of his life featured memories from long-time friends, teachers, his sisters and […]

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April 2, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Local Leaders Express Condolences for Officer Killed Outside U.S. Capitol

State and local leaders have taken to social media to express condolences for U.S. Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans who was killed when a man in a car rammed into a police barricade. The incident took place shortly after 1 p.m. outside the U.S. Capitol on Constitution Avenue. Evans succumbed to his injuries and […]

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April 2, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Raskin Family to Hold Memorial Service for Late Son

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin and his family will hold a virtual memorial service for his 25-year-old son Thomas “Tommy” Bloom Raskin, who died by suicide on Dec. 31, 2020. The memorial service takes place Saturday, April 3 at 11 a.m. The service will be streamed via YouTube and the public is invited to join as […]

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March 30, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

‘Segundo Caballero’ y Esposo de la Vicepresidenta de EE.UU. Visita Clínica Mary’s Center

El Segundo Caballero de EE.UU. y esposo de la vicepresidenta Kamala Harris, Doug Emhoff, visitó la clínica Mary’s Center para ver de primera mano los esfuerzos de vacunación de la organización, que está ayudando a eliminar el Covid-19 en la región metropolitana de DC., informó la clínica a través de un comunicado. Desde que se […]

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March 25, 2021 | Bryan Gallion

Md. Congressional Democrats Urge USPS to Fix ‘One of Worst Postal Backlogs in the Country’

Maryland congressional Democrats called on the U.S. Postal Service to address mail delivery problems that the state has faced in recent months following a meeting they had Monday with agency officials. The state has “experienced one of the worst postal backlogs in the country,” the federal lawmakers said in a statement Tuesday, “and there are […]

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March 17, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

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IRS Extends Tax Filing Deadline to May 17

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are extending the deadline to file 2020 federal income taxes from April 15 to May 17. The IRS said in a statement that it will provide further guidance on the extension in the coming days. The guidance is likely to be related to tax law changes issued in […]

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March 11, 2021 | Bryan Gallion

Mental Health Bill Renamed in Maryland House to Honor Raskin’s Late Son

A Maryland House of Delegates’ bill that aims to provide mental health resources to Marylanders was renamed Thursday to honor U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin’s 25-year-old son Tommy, who died by suicide on Dec. 31. Sponsored by Montgomery County Rep. Bonnie Cullison, the bill would require the Maryland Department of Health, “in consultation with 2-1-1- Maryland, […]

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March 4, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin, Trone Urge Hogan to Open Mass Vaccination Site in Montgomery County

U.S. Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8) and David Trone (D-Md. 6) have written a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan and Maryland’s Acting Secretary of Health Dennis Schrader urging that the state open a mass vaccination site in Montgomery County. “[D]espite Montgomery suffering the worst casualty rate in Maryland and despite having the second-highest number of […]

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February 24, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Raskin Launches Annual Congressional Art Competition

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-MD, launched the annual 2021 Congressional Art Competition for high school students in Maryland’s 8th District on Feb. 22. The winning submission will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year alongside artwork from every congressional district across the country. In order to follow COVID-19 public health guidelines and […]

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February 23, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Photos: Takoma Park Honors Hometown Hero Raskin with Yard Signs

Many Takoma Park residents are celebrating U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8) as a hometown hero. Raskin became a household name serving as Lead Impeachment Manager earlier this month and tried prosecuting the case against former President Donald Trump for “Incitement of Insurrection.” Raskin was present for the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol […]

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