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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 […]

Submitted to the AFRO by Elijah Cummings After 22 disheartening months of the Trump presidency, the Pew Research Center released a national survey, Sept. 26, with encouraging news for the future of our democracy. With just weeks to go before Americans elect a new Congress, the polling data from the non-partisan Pew organization [] confirmed […]

Elijah Cummings says he doesn’t have a lot of patience, and he has even less trust. To him, Donald Trump “is a person [who] calls a lie ‘the truth’ and the truth ‘a lie.’” He thinks the president violates the Constitution’s emoluments clause daily, and sees an abnormal tolerance for corruption and misconduct emanating straight […]

Submitted to the AFRO by Elijah Cummings Recently, a wonderful neighbor I met at Johns Hopkins Hospital gave me a real-life message that our nation and its government should hear. “Congressman,” she told me, “the doctors here have saved my life for now, and I thank God for that – but I can’t afford the […]

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings called on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Monday to conduct an emergency hearing if Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is forced out of his position by President Donald J. Trump. The Baltimore lawmaker called Rosenstein a “firewall” because he oversees special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible Russian […]

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cumming, a Maryland Democrat, and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, pushed for the increase in NIH funding to address addiction. The pair also worked on separate legislation winding through Congress for more funding for treatment and other means of addressing the opioid epidemic blamed for more than 49,000 deaths last […]