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Elijah Cummings

Former U.S. Representative from Maryland (1951-2019)

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Elijah Cummings: Former U.S. Representative from Maryland (1951-2019)
Elijah Eugene Cummings was an American politician and civil rights advocate who served in the United States House of Representatives for Maryland's 7th congressional district from 1996 until his death in 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, Cummings previously served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1983 to 1996.


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Elijah Cummings, U.S. civil rights icon who led House probe of Trump, dead at 68

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U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney will be the acting chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee after the death Thursday of chairman Elijah Cummings, a senior Democratic leadership aide said.
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Elijah Cummings, head of U.S. House oversight panel probing Trump, has died

U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, one of the most influential Democrats in Congress and a key figure in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, died on Thursday at age 68.
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Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings, chair of U.S. House oversight committee, has died

Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings, the Democratic chairman of the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee, has died aged 68, his office said on Thursday.
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U.S. Democrat Congressman Elijah Cummings has died aged 68, his office confirmed on Twitter early Thursday.
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Veteran US Democrat Elijah Cummings dies at 68

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Trump renews attack on black senator Elijah Cummings and says he should 'investigate himself'

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Trump presses race as 2020 tactic, slams Cummings and Sharpton

President Donald Trump on Monday renewed his attacks on a prominent black U.S. lawmaker from Baltimore and slammed black civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton, further fueling racial tensions as..
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Trump denies new accusations of racism after Elijah Cummings attack

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