Rep. Elijah Cummings

Feb 8, 2018

Ruth Cummings, mother of US Rep. Elijah Cummings, dies

The mother of Maryland U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings has died.

Jan 30, 2018

Rep. Cummings completing intensive physical therapy for knee

ANNAPOLIS — U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings says he finishing intensive physical therapy after undergoing two consecutive surgeries on his left knee due to an infection. The Maryland Democrat gave an update on his health Monday after having the surgery this month for an infection he says was caused by a ruptured Baker’s cyst and gout. […]

Dec 19, 2017

Rep. Elijah Cummings to give commencement address

Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings will deliver the winter commencement address at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Nov 28, 2017

Congressional committee discusses opioid crisis in Baltimore

Sitting in an auditorium at Johns Hopkins Hospital filled with medical professionals, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie assigned blame for the nation’s ongoing opioid crisis. He didn’t blame drug dealers on the corners of cities like Baltimore or Trenton. He blamed the doctors and pharmaceutical companies represented by the people sitting in front of him. […]

Sep 14, 2017

Maryland lawmaker presses for a Harriet Tubman $20 bill

The fight to put Harriet Tubman on the face of the $20 bill by 2020 has been revived with the introduction of bipartisan legislation in the House co-sponsored by Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Baltimore. “Too often, our nation does not do enough to honor the contributions of women in American history, especially women of color,” Cummings […]

Jul 21, 2017

Cummings plans to return to work after heart procedure

About two months after undergoing a heart procedure, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee plans to return to work during next month’s congressional recess. In May, Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland said he’d be hospitalized for a few days after a “minimally invasive medical procedure” — a transarterial aortic valve […]

Jun 6, 2017

Clinton calls for spirit of unity at Baltimore fundraiser

Hillary Clinton says now is the time to embrace the spirit of unity, referencing a terror attack in London. The former Democratic presidential candidate spoke Monday evening at a Baltimore fundraiser on behalf of the Elijah Cummings Youth Program. The program is a joint effort between the Maryland congressman and the Baltimore Jewish Council that […]

May 25, 2017

Md. Rep. Cummings has heart valve replacement procedure

WASHINGTON — The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has undergone a heart procedure and will remain hospitalized for a few days. That’s the word from Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland. He says in a statement that he had what he calls a “minimally invasive medical procedure” on Wednesday — a […]

Feb 6, 2017

Mourners grieve 6 children killed in Baltimore house fire

CATONSVILLE — Visitors are paying their respects to the six children who lost their lives in a Baltimore house fire last month. The Baltimore Sun reports family, friends and strangers gathered for a viewing for the children Sunday at a funeral home in Catonsville. It came nearly a month after the fire that killed six […]

Jan 27, 2017

Md. congressman says Trump wants to meet on prescription drugs

A Democratic congressman says he got a call from President Donald Trump, who wants to meet him to discuss the price of prescription drugs. Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings said Thursday he received the short but cordial call a day earlier, “to my surprise.” Cummings says Trump told him they would not agree on everything, but […]

Jan 19, 2017

Rep. Elijah Cummings to attend Donald Trump’s inauguration

Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Democratic congressman from Maryland and member of the Congressional Black Caucus, will attend Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington, but “not in celebration.” The lawmaker says he made the decision to attend because the inauguration is “bigger than President-Elect Trump.” Cummings added that “we have to guard our democracy.” Cu[...]

Jun 1, 2016

Md. Congressman tells daughter to remove congressional car tag

WASHINGTON — No, Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings isn’t moonlighting as a ride-sharing driver. The congressman said Tuesday that a daughter who recently graduated from college has been using his Honda with a congressional plate while working part time for a ride-sharing company to make extra money for school expenses. The company, Lyft, gave her a […]

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