Rep. Jamie Raskin

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 23, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Maryland Legislators Call on State to Mail Ballots to All Registered Voters

The Maryland federal delegation is calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to send out mail in ballots to all registered voters prior to the November general election and to reconsider his directive to open all polling locations. During his press conference July 22, Hogan said the upcoming election will “be an all-of-the-above election with the most […]

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July 21, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Rep. Raskin Sponsors Homemade Mask Contest

To promote the wearing of masks in an effort to decrease the spread of COVID-19, U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin is holding a Homemade Mask Contest for residents in his district. “We must all do our part to keep ourselves and other people safe by vigilantly adhering to public health guidance,” he said in a July […]

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July 16, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Firefighters Receive $400,000 in Federal Funding

Maryland’s federal legislators announced July 16 the awarding of almost $400,000 for firefighters in Montgomery County to continue purchasing personal protective equipment. Montgomery County will receive $357,800 and the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad will receive $45,780 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters – COVID-19 Supplemental program. “Each and every day, Maryland’s firefighters […]

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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 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 31, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 31 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, March 31, and it is Equal Pay Day. Here are five things worthy of your knowledge in Montgomery County. 1. Stay at Home: Gov. Larry Hogan, along with Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), have enacted “Stay at Home” orders in the DMV area. So, stay at home […]

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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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