Press Releases

Jul 22, 2014

Cummings Applauds Selection of Wayne Frederick as Howard University’s 17th President

Issues: Education

Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07), an alumnus of Howard University, issued the following statement on the unanimous selection of Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick as the school’s 17th President...

Jul 15, 2014

House Passes Cummings Bill to Extend Protections for Whistle Blowers

Today, the House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Top Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, to extend a pilot program under the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act for three additional years...

Jul 2, 2014

Cummings Statement on the Passing of Wayne Curry

Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) released the following statement on the death of former Prince George’s County executive Wayne K. Curry...

Jun 25, 2014

Cummings Statement on 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, One-Year Anniversary of Shelby v. Holder

Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) issued the following statement on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to strike many of the protections of the Voting Rights Act in their ruling on Shelby County v. Holder...

Jun 9, 2014

Cummings Applauds President’s Action to Ease Student Debt

Issues: Education

Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued a statement commending President Obama’s executive action to tie monthly payments on students loans to monthly income, reducing payments for millions of borrowers across the country...

Jun 9, 2014

Mikulski, Cummings, Ruppersberger, Sarbanes Applaud Plans to Study How to Improve Rail Infrastructure in Baltimore

Issues: Transportation

Today, Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), John Sarbanes (D-MD), and C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) applauded the issuance by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) of a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to address the deficiencies associated with the B&P Tunnel in Baltimore...

May 28, 2014

Cummings Statement on the Passing of Maya Angelou

BALTIMORE, MD (May 28, 2014) –Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) released the following statement on the death of trailblazing novelist and poet Maya Angelou.

May 28, 2014

39 House Democrats Support Draft Gainful Employment Regulation

Issues: Education

Yesterday, Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) led 39 Members of Congress in sending a letter to the United States Department of Education in support of the Department’s efforts to strengthen regulation of career education programs.

May 27, 2014

Cummings' Statement on Memorial Day

Issues: Veterans

BALTIMORE, MD (May 26, 2014) — Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement in recognition of Memorial Day:

Apr 29, 2014

Cummings Delivers Speech: True Witnesses in a Movement for Change

Rep. Cummings' Remarks as prepared for delivery at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Social Determinants of Health Symposium, "Squandered Resources: Incarceration - Consequences, Costs & Alternatives".

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