Press Releases

Jan 23, 2015

Cummings Applauds Action by CFPB and Maryland AG Against Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase for Illegal Mortgage Kickbacks

Washington, D.C. (Jan. 22, 2015)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Maryland Attorney General required Wells Fargo and JPMorgan to pay $24 million and $600,000, respectively, in civil penalties for illegal mortgage kickbacks...

Jan 22, 2015

Cummings Applauds Inclusion of Red Line Funding In State Budget

Issues: Transportation

Washington, D.C. (Jan. 22, 2015)—Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) issued the following statement commending Governor Larry Hogan for including funds for construction of the Red Line in his first State budget proposal...

Jan 21, 2015

Cummings Applauds President's Focus on Middle Class Economics

Issues: Economy, Education

Washington, D.C. (Jan. 20, 2015)—Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07), issued the following statement after the 2014 State of the Union Address...

Jan 16, 2015

Team Maryland Urges Support for Red and Purple Line Projects

Issues: Transportation

Washington, D.C. (Jan. 15, 2015)—Today, Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin, and Representatives Elijah E. Cummings, Steny H. Hoyer, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Chris Van Hollen, John P. Sarbanes, Donna F. Edwards, and John K. Delaney (all D-MD) joined to send a letter to Governor-elect Larry Hogan expressing their strong support for the planned Red Line and Greater Washington Purple Line transit projects.

Dec 23, 2014

Cummings Requests Information from Sony on North Korean Cyber Attack

Washington, D.C. (Dec. 23, 2014)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, top Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter to the Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment requesting information about a devastating cyber attack in which hackers believed to be from North Korea stole soon-to-be-released films and the personal information of over 47,000 current and former employees, including their social security numbers and healthcare records.

Dec 23, 2014

Cummings Requests Briefing on Plans to Enhance White House Fence

Washington, D.C. (Dec. 22, 2014)—Today, Reps. Jason Chaffetz and Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman-Elect and top Democrat of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson requesting a briefing on the agency’s plans to enhance the fence around the White House compound...

Dec 23, 2014

Chaffetz, Cummings Respond to DHS Secret Service Report

Washington, D.C.(Dec. 18, 2014) – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman-elect Jason Chaffetz (R – UT), and current Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D – MD), released the following statement in response to a review conducted by an independent panel appointed by the Department of Homeland Security on recent security breaches within the Secret Service...

Dec 11, 2014

Cummings Issues Statement on Staff Walk Out in Wake of Garner, Brown, and Other Deaths

Washington, D.C. (Dec. 11, 2014)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement regarding a protest by Congressional staff in the aftermath of the recent grand jury decisions in Ferguson, MO and Staten Island, NY...

Dec 11, 2014

Cummings, Waters, and Moore Lead 26 Members Requesting Review of Fannie and Freddie Contractors

Washington, D.C. (Dec. 11, 2014)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Rep. Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, and Rep. Gwen Moore led 26 Members requesting that the Inspector General of the Federal Housing Finance Agency review Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s oversight of companies contracted to maintain foreclosed properties...

Dec 11, 2014

Reps. Cummings and Castro Call for Expanded Review of State Voter ID Laws

Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Rep. Joaquín Castro sent a letter to the U.S. Comptroller General requesting that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) expand their examination of the impacts of state voter identification laws on the ability of American citizens to exercise their right to vote...

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