Rep. Jamie Raskin

January 12, 2021 | Staff Writer

Former State Delegate Discusses Likelihood of Trump’s Removal From Office

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives seek to remove President Donald Trump just eight days before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Rep. Jamie Raskin introduced a resolution on Monday based on the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office. The House of Representatives will vote on the resolution calling on Vice President […]

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January 12, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Raskin Authors Bill, Speaks Out in Support of 25th Amendment

In a speech to the U.S. House of Representatives Rules Committee Tuesday, Rep. Jamie Raskin called on Vice President Mike Pence to obtain the necessary consent from cabinet members to declare President Donald Trump “incapable of executing the duties of his office.” Raskin spoke in support of Section Four of the 25th Amendment to remove […]

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January 6, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Tommy Raskin’s Death Raises Familiar, Painful Questions About Mental Health

Tommy Raskin’s death by suicide on New Year’s Eve touched many people and raised questions of why a young man who seemed to have such a bright future ahead of him could succumb to depression. Raskin, the son of U.S. Rep. Jamie and Sarah Bloom Raskin, was only 25. According to the Centers for Disease […]

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January 4, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

La Familia Raskin Lanza un Fondo Conmemorativo en Honor a su Hijo

En la víspera de Año Nuevo, el representante Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8) y su esposa Sarah Bloom Raskin anunciaron la muerte de su hijo, Tommy, que tenía 25 años. Tommy Raskin era un estudiante de segundo año en la Facultad de Derecho de Harvard y se graduó de Amherst College en Massachusetts. Asistió a la […]

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January 4, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin Family Launches Memorial Fund in Son’s Honor

On New Year’s Eve, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8) and his wife Sarah Bloom Raskin announced the death of their son, Tommy who was 25. Tommy Raskin was a second-year student at Harvard Law School and a graduate of Amherst College in Massachusetts. He attended Takoma Park Elementary School, Pine Crest Elementary, Eastern Middle School, […]

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November 3, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Raskin, Fellow Democrats Impressed by Huge Voter Turnout; Optimistic Biden Will Win

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, who was expected to be overwhelmingly reelected to represent the 8th District, said he was optimistic Joe Biden would be the next president. “I think there is going to be a massive popular rejection of [President Donald] Trump when all the votes get counted,” he said, adding that the job of […]

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October 28, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Maryland Federal Legislators, Activists Concerned About Purple Line Future

Maryland’s federal legislators sent a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan Oct. 28 “to express our deep concern” for the Purple Line, which incurred a huge setback last month after a court ruled that the builders were allowed to walk away due to disputes with the state and unpaid cost overruns and delays. Also, Purple Line […]

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October 9, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin: 25th Amendment Bill Not About Election; It Aims to Update Constitutional Process

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8) joined U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Friday to introduce a bill called the Commission on Presidential Capacity to Discharge the Powers and Duties of Office Act. The bill, which is related to the 25th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, aims to establish a bipartisan commission in the event […]

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October 8, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin, Pelosi to Introduce Legislation Related to 25th Amendment Friday

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8) will join U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at the Capitol Visitor Center at 10:15 a.m. Friday to introduce legislation related to the 25 Amendment. The bill, which Raskin originally introduced in  May 2017, is called Commission on Presidential Capacity to Discharge the Powers and Duties of Office Act. In […]

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August 25, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Burtonsville Fire Company Receives Funds For Recruitment

Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Company received $468,000 in federal funding to assist in recruiting new members, Maryland’s federal legislators announced Aug. 25. “Every minute counts in an emergency. This funding will help ensure that our fire departments have the staffing levels necessary to protect Maryland families and businesses,” Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and […]

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