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October 3, 2018 In The News

The congressman who could become President Donald Trump’s recurring political nightmare has photos on his office walls of himself with anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, pathbreaking boxer Muhammad Ali and civil rights activist Coretta Scott King.

Each were fighters of a sort, and Rep. Elijah Cummings says he is, too. The Baltimore Democrat’s battles usually involve pushing back as best he can on Trump administration policies and practices.

September 24, 2018 In The News

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings called on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Monday to conduct an emergency hearing if Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is forced out of his position by President Donald J. Trump.

September 3, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (September 3, 2018) — Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) issued the following statement in recognition of Labor Day:

“While we celebrate another Labor Day, I would like to take a moment to recognize hardworking Americans – the workers who wake up every day and provide vital services to their communities. This day was established to recognize them and contributions made by the Labor Movement.

July 9, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (July 9, 2018)—Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) issued the following statement on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
May 17, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON – During the height of National Police Week, Team Maryland gathered as a bipartisan delegation Wednesday for a dialogue with federal law enforcement partners based in Maryland, including the newly confirmed U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur. Also joining the meeting were the Maryland Special Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), along with Maryland Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Stephen Moyer, Maryland’s Director of Homeland Security Peter Landon, and the Director of the [Baltimore] Mayor’s Office on Criminal Justice Andrew Vetter.
May 16, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (both D-Md.) have reintroduced legislation that would direct the U.S. Attorney General to award competitive grants to protect witnesses in violent crimes. The Witness Security and Protection Grant Program Act of 2018 (S. 2855/H.R. 5834) establishes a program geared to state and local governments to establish and maintain short-term witness protection programs in cases involving homicides, violent felonies, serious drug offenses, gang related crimes or organized crime. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh have expressed support for this bicameral legislation.
April 4, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (April 3, 2018) – Today Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) issued the following statement honoring the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death.
 

January 4, 2018 Press Release

Baltimore, MD (January 4, 2018)—Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) issued the following statement on President Trump’s decision to dissolve the administration’s “Election Integrity” Commission:

August 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C (August 3, 2017) – Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Representatives Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes (all D-MD) responded forcefully to a letter Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent to Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis threatening to reject the city from the Public Safety Partnership (PSP) program, run by the Department of Justice and designed to help cities combat violent crime. 

July 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC (July 14, 2017) — Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) notified the Maryland Department of Transportation that the DOT has decided to close “without finding” the complaint filed in 2015 alleging that the decision to cancel the Red Line project violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act: