Jamie Raskin

August 12, 2020 | Bryan Gallion

Maryland’s 8th District Leads US in Science and Engineering Jobs, Study Says

Maryland’s 8th Congressional District has the highest proportion of science and engineering jobs in its workforce out of any district in the United States, according to a new report from the Information Technology Industry Council. About 4.6% of the jobs in the district — which encompasses parts of Montgomery, Frederick and Carroll County — are […]

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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

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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June 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

House Will Vote on Policing Act; Would Make it Easier to Prosecute Officers

On Thursday the House of Representatives will vote on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020, a bill that aims to reform policing and hold officers accountable.  If passed, the bill will ban chokeholds and no-knock warrants, limit military equipment use, make lynching a federal crime and create a national misconduct database. The […]

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May 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

House Coronavirus Panel Demands Large Corporations Return PPP Loans

The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis sent letters to five corporations demanding they “immediately return the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan it obtained.”  On Friday, the subcommittee sent letters to EVO Transportation & Energy Services, Inc., Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc., MiMedx Group, Inc., Quantum Corporation and Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc., according […]

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April 8, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 8 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, April 8 and it marks the beginning of the eight-day Jewish holiday, Passover which commemorates the freedom of Israelites from ancient Egypt. Happy Passover to those celebrating! Here are five things worth knowing in Montgomery County. 1. Montgomery County Board of Elections Selects Voting Centers:  Montgomery County Board of Elections meets via […]

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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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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 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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