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A little more than a week ago, Rep. Darrell Issa was sure the Cincinnati IRS’s enhanced scrutiny of Tea Party-related groups for tax-exempt status “was a problem that was coordinated, in all likelihood, right out of Washington headquarters.” No evidence has surfaced to support this claim. Now Issa is keeping the issue alive by withholding transcripts and attacking […]

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 Elijah E. Cummings is a Democratic representative from Maryland, Duncan Hunter is a Republican representative from California, and Nick […]

LA Times: Congressman opens voting rights probe of tea party group By Michael Finnegan, 4:30 AM PDT, October 5, 2012 Oct 5, 2012 A Maryland congressman has opened an investigation of a group that has tried to remove thousands of voters from registration rolls across the nation in advance of the presidential election. The inquiry […]

Chris Kirkham, The Huffington Post Jul 27, 2012 Top executives at major for-profit colleges take in millions of dollars in annual compensation — primarily from taxpayer subsidies -– yet most of their pay is unrelated to student achievement, according to preliminary findings from a congressional investigation. The report from Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking […]

BALTIMORE — Rep. Elijah E. Cummings doesn’t need to go farther than his front stoop to see the scars of the housing crisis. “That one was foreclosed on,” the 61-year-old Maryland Democrat said on a recent morning outside his brick rowhouse in this city’s Madison Park neighborhood, pointing to an empty house nearby with a […]