Tag: U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin

State Roundup: GOP looks to embrace mail-in voting; congressional committee recommends banning Trump from office

Preparing voters for the next election took top headlines Friday, with the GOP looking to embrace mail-in voting, Democrats vowing to be more proactive on protecting democracy, turnout numbers being deemed historically low, and a Congressional committee investigating Jan. 6 recommending that former President Donald Trump (a Republican) should be banned from office again.

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Raskin spars with Emergent BioSolutions CEO over vaccine debacle, corporate compensation

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) sparred with the president and CEO of the Gaithersburg-based biotech company Emergent BioSolutions at a congressional hearing on Wednesday over decisions the company made both before and after it was forced to destroy millions of COVID-19 vaccines manufactured at its Baltimore facility due to issues related to cross-contamination.

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State Roundup, February 12, 2020

Mother of slain black Army lieutenant urges Annapolis lawmakers to broaden state’s hate-crime law; bill would bar murder defendants from claiming they were provoked by victim’s sexual orientation, gender identity; Health Dept. official says changes in required makeup of panel probing maternal deaths might hamper recruitment; Senate OKs bill to ban balloon releases; retailers backing statewide ban of plastic bags; sheriffs opposing bill to stop law enforcement from asking detainees immigration status; Gov. Hogan’s clean energy bill met with skepticism; slew of women running for Baltimore City Council, mirroring national trend; and Washington County gears up to for Next Gen 9-1-1.

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