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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.

April 23, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (April 23, 2018) — Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin in support of the State of Maryland’s request to designate census tracts in the greater Baltimore region as Opportunity Zones under the newly enacted Opportunity Zones program. Maryland’s Governor, Larry Hogan, has nominated 149 Opportunity Zones across the state of Maryland, including 42 census tracts in Baltimore City and 10 tracts in Baltimore County.
April 18, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (Apr. 17, 2018)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) released a Democratic staff report on the specific effects of the new Republican tax law on homeowners in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Howard County in Maryland.
October 26, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (October 26, 2015) – Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings joined U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin and Congressmen C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and John P. Sarbanes (all D-Md.) to announce that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will rescind its plan to reduce rent subsidy levels for residents eligible for the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program in the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson region.

October 7, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (October 7, 2015) – Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings joined Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin and Congressmen C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and John P. Sarbanes (all D-MD) to announce that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has agreed to immediately end its plan to cut housing rental assistance for families in Howard County, particularly Columbia, under the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program.
September 25, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C.– Congressman Elijah E. Cummings joined U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski Senator Ben Cardin and Congressmen C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and John P. Sarbanes (all D-Md.) in sending a letter to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Julian Castro calling on the agency to immediately restore housing rental assistance for families in Howard and Baltimore Counties, particularly Columbia, as well as the City of Baltimore under the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program. The proposed change in policy from HUD is included as part of the agencies’ annual fair market rent update.
August 25, 2015 Press Release
BALTIMORE, MD – Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings joined U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin, and Rep. John P. Sarbanes (all D-Md.) to announce that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $3,365,733 million in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration grant program funding and $325,000 in Healthy Homes supplemental funding to the City of Baltimore. With this grant, the City will be able to address lead hazards in 230 housing units for low- and very low-income families, and perform healthy homes assessments in 330 units.
December 14, 2009 Press Release

“Bridge Loans” allow quicker relief for homeowners who are both unemployed and “underwater.”

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, (MD-07) today wrote Shaun Donovan, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to encourage him to work with Treasury Secretary Geithner during the upcoming White House economic summit, to find new ways to deal with the staggering number of foreclosures in America.

December 10, 2009 Press Release

Cummings Requests Stricter Scrutiny of FHA Investigation Criteria For Lending Institutions
Congressman’s request comes after FHA shut down a Baltimore area lending institution found to be charging minority customers excessive fees.

December 9, 2009 Press Release

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December 9, 2009

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Cummings Pushes for Loans To Protect Americans In Danger of Foreclosure


 

Cummings Pushes for Loans To Protect Americans In Danger of Foreclosure
Bridge loans would enable thousands of American families to stay in their homes.