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Rep. Jamie Raskin

Representative for Maryland’s 8th District

pronounced JAY-mee // RAS-kin

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

Photo of Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Raskin.

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% NumbersUSA: 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.R. 4667: Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, ...
Dec 21, 2017. Passed 251/169.
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 ...
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 ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Jun 2018, Raskin missed 9 of 998 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 2.4% 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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