Known as the “defender of democracy” for his leading role on the January 6th committee, Jamie Raskin is an experienced progressive legislator elected to Congress following a distinguished career in the Maryland State Senate.
A self-described “effective progressive,” Raskin rose to national prominence by serving as an impeachment manager during the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.
Raskin is a member of the Progressive Caucus and serves on the Rules, Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the House Administration Committee.
Rep. Raskin is a strong J Street ally and was a keynote speaker at the J Street 2022 National Conference.
Having family living in Israel, Rep. Raskin believes that the US-Israel relationship is based on shared values and interests including democracy, equality, peace and justice.
Raskin was one of the earliest cosponsors of H.Res 326, reaffirming congressional commitment to the two-state solution and opposition settlement expansion and annexation. He has clearly and consistently spoken out against acts of terror against Israelis, violations of international law by all actors, and settler violence, home demolitions and settlement expansion.
In 2021 Raskin spearheaded the push to stop a Senate Republican from blocking humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people following the devastation of the 2021 Gaza escalation.