Representative Elijah Cummings Dies At 68

Headline Roundup October 17th, 2019

Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), chairman of the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee, has died at the age of 68 due to complications from longstanding health challenges.

Cummings has served in the U.S. House since 1996 and has been playing a high profile role in several investigations into President Trump.

Representative Elijah Cummings Dies At 68

From the Left
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Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland died early Tuesday due to complications stemming from longtime health issues, the Democratic leader’s office announced. He was 68. Cummings, who has played a high-profile role in a myriad of investigations into President Donald Trump as the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, underwent a medical procedure last month but had not yet returned to his office this week when the House was back in session.

“A sharecropper’s son, Cummings became the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that investigated President...

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From the Right
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Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications from longstanding health challenges, his congressional office said. He was 68.

A sharecropper's son, Cummings became the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that investigated President Donald Trump, and was a formidable orator who passionately advocated for the poor in his black-majority district, which encompasses a large portion of Baltimore as well as more well-to-do suburbs.

As chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Cummings led multiple investigations of the president's governmental dealings,...

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From the Center
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Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a Baltimore attorney and civil rights advocate who served in Maryland's legislature before representing the state in the U.S. House, where he took on a lead role in investigating President Trump, has died. He was 68.

Cummings, the head of the powerful House Committee on Oversight and Reform, died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital from complications related to longstanding health challenges, according to The Associated Press.

The 12-term congressman had failed to return from an unspecified medical procedure and missed two legislative roll call votes...

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