CUMMINGS, Elijah Eugene

CUMMINGS, Elijah Eugene
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CUMMINGS, Elijah Eugene, a Representative from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., January 18, 1951; graduated from Baltimore City College High School, Baltimore, Md., 1969; B.S., Howard University, Washington, D.C., 1973; J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Md., 1976; lawyer, private practice; chief judge, Maryland Moot Court Board; member of the Maryland state house of delegates, 1983-1996, and speaker pro tempore, 1995-1996; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fourth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Kweisi Mfume, and reelected to the twelve succeeding Congresses (April 16, 1996-present); chair, Committee on Oversight and Reform (One Hundred Sixteenth Congress).

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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Bibliography / Further Reading

"Elijah E. Cummings" in Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2008.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Armed Services
  • House Committee - Government Reform
  • House Committee - Government Reform and Oversight
  • House Committee - Oversight and Government Reform
  • House Committee - Oversight and Reform - Chair
  • House Committee - Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi
  • House Committee - Transportation and Infrastructure
    • Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation - Chair
  • Joint Committee - Joint Economic Committee
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