Jamie Raskin Announces He Has Cancer

December 28, 2022


Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), a member of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 insurrection, released a statement Wednesday announcing that he has been diagnosed with Lymphoma.

He added that he was about to begin a course of chemo-immunotherapy on an outpatient basis at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

“Prognosis for most people in my situation is excellent after four months of treatment,” Raskin said. “I expect to be able to work through this period but have been cautioned by my doctors to reduce unnecessary exposure to avoid COVID-19, the flu and other viruses,” he added, noting that chemotherapy impacts the immune system. 

In the 118th Congress, which will be sworn in January 3, Raskin has been elected by House Democrats to serve as the ranking member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform.

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