Articles and Columns
This article is the first in a Huffington Post series examining the state of Black America.
Despite gridlock in the House of Representatives, there are threats to public health and safety that are so compelling that basic humanity demands bipartisan action. One of those challenges is protecting our supply of essential medicines.
by Congressman Elijah E. Cummings
While America’s economy continues to recover, we should not forget those of our neighbors who are struggling.
Wall Street is reaching record levels and housing values are increasing. Yet, far too many Americans – many in our own community – continue to face the loss of their homes.
Keeping the Food in Food for Peace
Adopting a cash voucher system would disrupt the cost-effective delivery of food aid
By Elijah E. Cummings, Duncan Hunter, Nick Rahall
U.S. News and World Report
May 21, 2013
After my nephew Christopher was shot and murdered in a home invasion, I mourned the loss of his young and precious life and committed myself to doing everything in my power to make sure that these tragedies would be halted.
WASHINGTON — Members of both parties in the House outlined a plan on Tuesday to stiffen penalties on the illegal purchase and transportation of guns, a rare show of agreement on an issue where bipartisanship has been scarce.
Commenting in a Baltimore Sun story which reported that the Baltimore VA Office is ranked as the worst performing in the nation for errors and the number of backlogged claims, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings said:
The city is looking to name a planned new Greyhound Bus Station after U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the 17-year Congressman who represents Baltimore.
WASHINGTON -- Ten of the nation's largest mortgage servicers have agreed to an $8.5-billion settlement with federal regulators to end a review of foreclosure abuses.
The settlement, announced Monday, involved some of the biggest names in the financial industry, including Bank of America Corp., Wells Fargo & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Accusing the NFL players' union of "trying to back out" of an August 2011 agreement to start checking for human growth hormone, a congressman worried aloud Wednesday that the league will head into next season without a test for the banned drug.