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Rep. Jamie Raskin

Representative for Maryland’s 8th District

Raskin, a Democrat, is the representative for Maryland's 8th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 3, 2017. Raskin is next up for reelection in 2018.

Photo of Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Raskin is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Raskin has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% NIAC Action: A FreedomWorks: 15% Americans for Prosperity: 0%

Committee Membership

Jamie Raskin sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Raskin sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (100%)

Recent Bills

Some of Raskin’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Raskin’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.Res. 599: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to United States policy towards Yemen, and for other purposes.
Nov 13, 2017. Passed 366/30.
Nay H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
Yea H.R. 1695: Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017
Apr 26, 2017. Passed 378/48.
This bill would change the appointment process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights. Currently the Register of Copyrights is hired by the Librarian of Congress (who is the head of the Library of Congress). This bill would ...
Nay H.R. 1304: Self-Insurance Protection Act
Apr 5, 2017. Passed 400/16.
H.R. 1304 clarifies that federal regulators cannot redefine “stop-loss” insurance as “health insurance coverage” under federal law. Specifically, the legislation amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the Public Health Service Act (PHSA), and the Internal Revenue Code (Code) to continue allowing ...
Nay H.R. 1301: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017
Mar 8, 2017. Passed 371/48.
H.R. 1301 reflects the final, bicameral agreement on fiscal year 2017 Department of Defense spending. If enacted, H.R. 1301 would result in discretionary budget authority of $577.9 billion. The agreement includes savings of $1.155 billion from lower-than-expected fuel costs, $157 million due to favorable economic ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Nov 2017, Raskin missed 6 of 637 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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