U.S. Congressman Jamie Raskin

April 14, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando Plans to Continue Virtual Stories Throughout Term on Council

Since the start of the coronavirus closures in March 2020, Councilmember Will Jawando has been live streaming videos of himself and guests reading children’s books. “Virtual Storytime with Councilmember Jawando” launched in March 2020 after schools were abruptly closed and families were adjusting to virtual learning. One year into the pandemic, Jawando has filmed more […]

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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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January 26, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Lead Manager Raskin Introduces Impeachment Articles in Senate

On Monday, U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8), the lead impeachment manager, led eight House impeachment managers to the Senate to deliver an article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump. The House of Representatives voted on Jan. 13 to impeach Trump for incitement of insurrection, after a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. […]

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January 12, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Pelosi Names Raskin as Lead Impeachment Manager

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has named U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8) of Takoma Park as the lead impeachment manager, as the House of Representative moves to impeach President Donald Trump Wednesday for “Incitement of Insurrection.” Raskin leads eight impeachment managers appointed by Pelosi, including Reps. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), David Cicilline (D-R.I.), Joaquin […]

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January 6, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin’s Family Members Present When Capitol was Breached

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8) was interviewed on CSPAN about the breaching of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon. Raskin, whose son Tommy died New Year’s Eve, told CSPAN that he brought his daughter and son-in-law to the Capitol with him for moral support as Congress counted the Electoral College votes. When he heard the […]

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December 7, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Maury Povich Discusses Father Shirley’s Legacy at Bethesda Big Train Event

Over the past month, Bethesda Big Train Base Ball has hosted several virtual events to stay connected with fans. As part of its Big Train Base Ball & Holiday Auction, Sunday’s event saw veteran TV host and Washington DC native Maury Povich discuss the legacy of his father, Shirley Povich. The legendary Washington Post sports columnist is […]

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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 31, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 31, in Montgomery County

It’s Monday, Aug. 31, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Back to School: Montgomery County Public Schools welcome back students virtually today for the first day of the new school year. Check out our back to school stories, here. 2. COVID-19 Testing: Montgomery County is holding three free testing clinics today, […]

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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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