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By Elijah Cummings and Elizabeth Warren, Special to the AFRO Our nation’s substance use crisis—which has as its epicenter the opioid epidemic—must compel our government to act. Like the plagues of old, the growing national toll in lives lost and families destroyed is daunting. Nearly 64,000 Americans perished from drug overdoses in 2016.  Approximately 2,100 […]

The ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee called for a hearing with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt on Thursday over a series of damaging stories surrounding the Trump administration official. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) sent a letter to committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), calling for the committee to investigate several of Pruitt’s taxpayer-funded trips. “In light of […]

Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee raised concerns Monday about the transparency of a legal-defense fund to help defray the costs faced by aides to President Trump who have been drawn into the various Russia investigations. They requested that the Office of Government Ethics produce records that would open up the trust’s operations. In a letter sent […]

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) is calling on Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) to hold hearings on the constitutionality of adding a question on citizenship to the U.S. census. His call for the committee to look into the issue comes after the Department of Commerce announced plans on […]