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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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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: