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The U.S. Representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district, serving since 1996.
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ENG: Elijah Eugene Cummings (born January 18, 1951) is the U.S. Representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district, serving since 1996. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes just over half of Baltimore City, as well as most of Howard County. He previously served in the Maryland House of Delegates. Early life, education and career Cummings was born in Baltimore and graduated with honors from Baltimore City College in 1969. He later attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he served in student government as sophomore class president, Student Government treasurer and later Student Government President. He became a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and graduated in 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Cummings attended law ...
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Issa hammers Cummings for using Abramoff

Top House oversight committee Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings wants to attack former lobbyist Jack Abramoff — again — in a Congressional hearing. While admitting Abramoff successfully completed his “three-and-a-half year sentence” in prison, and pointing out that the House oversight committee has, for years, “worked in a bipartisan manner to investigate the illegal activities of Mr. Abramoff and his associates, as well as the implications of his actions on the transparent and effective operation of our government,” Cummings wants to again dredge up the matter ...

Elijah Cummings, the Homeowner Crusader

For President Barack Obama, fixing the collapsed housing market may be a part of political calculus, a key factor in winning a second term. For Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the fight to keep people in their homes and out of foreclosure is a personal mission. “I feel it just sitting here and talking to you — it’s emotion,” Cummings told POLITICO in an interview last week. “When I walk out of my door every morning, five of 15 homes on the other side of the street are in foreclosure. … I see the devastation it brings on people every day.” And ...

Elijah Cummings: Obama Needs To 'Fight Harder'

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), responding to the high unemployment rates in the black community, said that African-Americans feel President Barack Obama "needs to fight, and fight harder." “We are totally frustrated, and people need to know that the president feels their pain,” Cummings, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, told CNN's Candy Crowley on “State of the Union” Sunday. “Almost every African-American person I spoke to said he needs to fight, and fight harder,” Cummings said. Last week, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) blasted Obama for ...

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Cummings Statement on Congressional Baseball Practice Shooting
Baltimore, MD (June 14, 2017) — Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) issued the following statement on reports that an armed gunman ambushed the Members of Congress and staff practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game: “I am praying for a speedy recovery for Congressman Scalise and all those injured during the heinous ambush this morning.  I am grateful for the swift response from our first responders—including the U.S. Capitol Police and the Alexandria City Police Department—whose bravery helped save many lives.”  
Cummings Announces Winner of Annual Congressional Art Competition
Baltimore, MD (June 7, 2017) — Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) announced that Ms. Ye Sun Park, a Senior at Centennial High School in Howard County, is the winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for the 7th Congressional District of Maryland.    Ms. Park’s painting, entitled “Woman in Blue,” will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year alongside the works of other young artists from across the country.   The runner-up in the competition was Ms. Lalitha Madduri, a student at Mount Hebron High School, for her painting, “Mother.”   “Every year I host the Congressional Art Competition, I am impressed by the talent and imagination of the young people in my district,” Cummings said. “I congratulate Ms. Park, Ms. Madduri, and the winners of the Curator Choice Awards, and I cannot wait to see the great work they create in the future.”   Several young artists also received Curator’s Choice Awards:        • American Visionary
Maryland Congressional Delegation Lauds $9M Federal Grant to Implement Positive Train Control on MARC Trains
Washington, D.C. (June 2, 2017)— Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07), along with Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), John Sarbanes (MD-03), John K. Delaney (MD-06), Andy Harris (MD-01) Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a $9 million grant award to the Maryland Transportation Administration (MTA) to install Positive Train Control (PTC) technology—a crash-avoidance rail-safety system that can automatically prevent collisions—along the MARC Train Penn Line, which connects Baltimore and Washington, DC:   “Every day, thousands of Marylanders use the MARC trains to commute to work.  This grant is a critical investment in Maryland’s infrastructure, which will allow the state to implement life-saving Positive Train Control technology on the MARC’s Penn Line and keep Marylanders safe.” Th
Cummings Recognizes Memorial Day Holiday
Washington, DC (May 26, 2017)— Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) issued the following statement in recognition of Memorial Day, which is Monday, May 29, 2017:  “As we observe another Memorial Day by spending time with our friends and families, let us all take a moment to acknowledge the gravity of the day.  Memorial Day is more than a day for cook outs and beach trips. It is a day for us to honor the American men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to defend the American way of life; and it is a day for us to honor the friends and families who have shared their loved ones with our nation. We are forever in their debt.”

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