Press Releases

May 29, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (May 29, 2018) — Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) received confirmation from the Treasury Department that the census tracts nominated by Governor Larry Hogan were designated as Opportunity Zones. These include 42 census tracts in Baltimore City and 10 tracts in Baltimore County.
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May 28, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (May 28, 2018) – Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) issued the following statement in recognition of Memorial Day.
May 17, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Maryland’s bipartisan congressional delegation has written a joint letter to Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar in support of Maryland’s waiver for a state reinsurance program, which was authorized by the Maryland General Assembly earlier this year. Reinsurance is a reimbursement system that protects insurers from very high claims by having a third party (the federal or state government) pay part of the insurance company’s claims once they pass a certain amount.
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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.
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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.
May 10, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) released the following statement on the passing of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz
May 3, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) released the following statement supporting the work of the Baltimore City Health Department and Public Citizen for combatting the skyrocketing price of naloxone:

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April 30, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) announced that Ms. Katherine Harris, a Junior at Centennial High School in Howard County, is the winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for the 7th Congressional District of Maryland.
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.
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April 18, 2018 Press Release
Projected Effects of Republican Tax Bill on Homeowners in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Howard County, Maryland
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.

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