U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin

January 18, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

On CNN, Raskin Discusses His Late Son, the Constitution and Impeachment

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin appeared on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday declaring, “I’m not going to lose my son at the end of 2020 and lose my country and my Republic in 2021. It’s not going to happen.” Raskin’s son, Tommy, who died by suicide on New Year’s Eve, was a motivating force in […]

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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 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Raskin’s Chief of Staff Recalls ‘Mayhem’ Inside the U.S. Capitol

Julie Tagen, U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin’s chief of staff suffered through a traumatic day at the U.S. Capitol as she sequestered as rioters stormed the government building. In a lengthy Facebook post, Tagen wrote how she began the day excited as she anticipated the electoral college vote that would certify that President-Elect Joe Biden and […]

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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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January 6, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Senators, Congressmen Representing Montgomery County Confirm Safety

Maryland’s two U.S. Senators, Chris Van Hollen (D) and Ben Cardin (D), are both safe after protestors broke into the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon, according to spokespeople for the officials. The Republican enablers who encouraged @POTUS and this insurrection must actively work to calm the crowds and restore order. Words matter and the incendiary language […]

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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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December 14, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Blair Senior Wins Congressional App Challenge

A Montgomery Blair senior won U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin’s 2020 Congressional App Challenge. Kevin Xu, along with teammate Leon Si, a junior at Victoria Park Collegiate Institute in Toronto, Canada, created a free virtual whiteboard app that is designed to improve virtual learning for teachers and students. The teenagers designed Tabulo, which connects a mobile […]

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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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