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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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Joint Statement from Baltimore Congressional Delegation on the Investigation into the Death of BPD Detective Sean Suiter
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Elijah Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) today released the following joint statement: “We support the request of Baltimore City Police Commissioner Kevin Davis for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to take the lead in investigating the murder of Detective Sean Suiter. We also have heard personally from Mayor Catherine Pugh, who requested federal support for an FBI investigation. We thank our federal partners at the FBI, DEA, ATF and the U.S. Attorney’s office for their assistance thus far in this case. We now need the full resources and attention of the federal government brought to bear in order to solve this case, bring the suspects to justice, and provide answers to the public and Detective Suiter’s family.”
Cummings Celebrates Alzheimer’s Semipostal Stamp Dedication
Baltimore, M.D. (November 30, 2017) – Today, during National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) celebrated the U.S. Postal Service’s release of the Alzheimer’s Semipostal stamp and honored the advocates who made the creation of this stamp possible. Joined by Director of Memory and Alzheimer’s Treatment Center Dr. Constantine G. Lyketsos, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center President Dr. Richard Bennett, Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer Megan J. Brennan and NIH Deputy Director of the National Institute on Aging Dr. Marie A. Bernard, Congressman Cummings recommitted to supporting the fight against Alzheimer’s. “Today, Alzheimer’s is an irreversible disease that slowly robs people of their memories, their identities, and their ability to care for themselves. While significant research on Alzheimer’s is underway, current treatments are very limited – and we do not yet have any treatment that will prevent or cure this afflic
Cummings Issues Statement on Death of Baltimore City Police Detective Sean Suiter
Baltimore, MD- (November 16, 2017) – Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) issued the following statement after learning of the passing of Baltimore City Police Detective Sean Suiter who was shot in the head while conducting an investigation: “My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Detective Sean Suiter. I was deeply saddened to learn of this young man’s death. His life was cut far too short while he was simply doing his job protecting others. Det. Suiter served the people of Baltimore for 18 years, and was gunned down callously in the line of duty by a heartless criminal. I urge anyone who has any information regarding this shooting to contact the Baltimore City Police immediately. We cannot allow these vicious acts of violence to continue. It is time for all of us to work together to ensure the safety of our community.”
Cummings Condemns Administration Haitian Temporary Protected Status Decision
Baltimore, M.D. (November 21, 2017) – Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) issued the following statement condemning the Trump Administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians in July 2019 and urging the passage of legislation to codify protections for Haitians, Salvadorans, and other TPS recipients living in the United States: “I am appalled that the Trump Administration has announced the end of TPS for tens of thousands of Haitians living in the United States.  As I have stated before, ending TPS will cruelly and needlessly upend their lives and the lives of their children while adding to the profound humanitarian challenges that continue to grip Haiti. I urge the administration to reconsider this decision, and to extend TPS for El Salvador, Honduras, and other countries as those statuses come up for renewal in the coming months.” “I also again call upon Speaker Ryan to bring legislation to the floor that will protect these individuals from

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