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February 7, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD-7) and U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today reintroduced The Harriet Tubman Tribute Act, bipartisan legislation that directs the Secretary of the Treasury to place the likeness of Harriet Tubman on $20 Federal Reserve notes printed after December 31, 2020.

February 7, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings delivered a fiery speech Wednesday in which he shared a promise his 92-year-old mother asked from him on her death bed a year ago.

February 5, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC (February 5, 2019)—Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address:

“Tonight, President Trump tried to strike a reconciliatory note that has not been supported by his actions.  He called on Democrats and Republicans to work together in a bipartisan manner, but over the past two years, he has sown division and demanded that he get exactly what he wants.

January 21, 2019 Press Release

 

Baltimore, MD (January 21, 2019) — Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) issued the following statement honoring the legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:  

“Today, we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  We remember the man whose calling led him to tirelessly promote political, economic, and social justice for all Americans.

November 29, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (November 29, 2018)—Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) issued the following statement in response to a report announcing the results of a review of Maryland’s election systems:

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.