Press Releases

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...

Dec 10, 2014

Cummings Slams Bank Bailout and Other Provisions in 2015 Appropriations Bill

Washington, D.C. (Dec. 10, 2015)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement strongly condemning provisions in the 2015 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act that would weaken protections enacted in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act...

Dec 9, 2014

Cummings, Conyers, and Thompson Request In-Depth Hearings into Garner, Brown, and Other Deaths

Washington, D.C. (Dec. 9, 2014)—Today, Reps. Elijah E. Cummings, John Conyers Jr., and Bennie G. Thompson, Ranking Members of the House Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, the Judiciary, and Homeland Security respectively, requested a series of in-depth hearings to examine issues raised by the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and others, as well as incidents that followed these killings...

Dec 3, 2014

Cummings’ Statement on Grand Jury Decision in Staten Island, NY

Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) released the following statement after a grand jury in Staten Island, NY announced a decision not to charge police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of unarmed Eric Garner in July of this year...

Nov 24, 2014

Cummings’ Statement on Grand Jury Decision in Michael Brown Shooting

Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07), released the following statement after a grand jury in Missouri announced a decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown...

Nov 23, 2014

Cummings’ Statement On Passing of Marion Barry

Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07), issued the following statement on the death of four term Washington, DC Mayor Marion Barry Jr.:

Nov 3, 2014

Cummings Receives Service Award from APL Maritime

On Wednesday, October 29, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) delivered keynote remarks at APL Maritime’s Senior Management Conference, and received an award recognizing his service to the maritime industry...

Oct 30, 2014

Harkin, Durbin, Murphy, Cummings on Department of Education's Final Gainful Employment Rule and For-Profit Task Force Announcement

Issues: Education

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) today released the following statement regarding the Department of Education’s final gainful employment rule...

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