Press Releases

July 20, 2018 Press Release
Baltimore, MD (July 20, 2018) — Monday, July 23rd, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) will join Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Representatives Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes, as well as Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen and Mayor Catherine Pugh, at a press conference outlining the harm of potential Title X funding cuts due to the new “gag” rule.
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July 16, 2018 Press Release
Medal of Freedom is nation’s highest civilian honor
(Washington, DC) — Today, members of Maryland’s Democratic Congressional delegation urged President Donald Trump to consider Wendi Winters – a victim of the mass shooting in the Capital Gazette newsroom last month – for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The nation’s highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom is awarded by the President to men and women who have made meritorious contributions to the security of the United States, to world peace, to culture or to other significant endeavors.
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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.
July 9, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (July 9, 2018) — Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, sent a letter to Kevin B. Quinn, Jr., the Maryland Transit Administrator, urging him to implement the recommendations issued by the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance (CMTA) to improve bus service in Baltimore.
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July 2, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (July 2, 2018) – Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cumming (D-MD) issued the following statement in recognition of Independence Day, which is Wednesday, July 4th.
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.

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