Rep. Jamie Raskin

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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August 21, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Funding Awarded To Montgomery College STEM Students

Maryland federal legislators announced Aug. 20 the awarding of almost $900,000 in funding to support STEM education. Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, in partnership with Montgomery College and Frederic Community College, will receive $899,926 to support science, technology, engineering and math degree completion and jobs for low income, high achieving graduates. The program will […]

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August 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin Leads Rally to ‘Save the Post Office’ with Leisure World Residents

A group of Leisure World residents rallied in support of protecting the post office from political dismantling Tuesday afternoon. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), who represents District 8, joined the residents for a “United States Postal Service Day of Action” news conference outside of the Leisure World post office. Several residents, including Louise Doss-Martin, spoke in […]

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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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