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  Cummings, Elijah E.
<-  2011-01-03  
NameElijah E. Cummings
Address2014 Madison Ave
Baltimore, Maryland 21217, United States
Website [Link]
Born January 18, 1951 (65 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifedIndyGeorgia
Jan 12, 2012 07:23pm
Tags Black - Liberal - Baptist -
InfoMartin Luther King, Jr. once said that "everyone can be great because everyone can serve." Congressman Elijah E. Cummings has dedicated his life of service to uplifting and empowering the people he is sworn to represent. Elected to the United States House of Representatives in April 1996, in a special election for Maryland's 7th Congressional District, Congressman Cummings was re-elected with 73 percent of the vote on November 12, 2002.

Now in his fifth term in Congress, Congressman Cummings is the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. He serves on the House Government Reform Committee, is the Ranking Member of the Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources Subcommittee and is a member of the Wellness and Human Rights Subcommittee. Congressman Cummings also serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Subcommittee on Highways & Transit and the Subcommittee on Railroads. In addition to his standing committee assignments, Congressman Cummings is the co-chair of the House AIDS Working Group, and is a member of the House Task Force on Health Care Reform.

Prior to his election to Congress, Mr. Cummings served in the Maryland House of Delegates for 16 years. In the Maryland General Assembly, he served as Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus and was the first African American in Maryland history to be named Speaker Pro Tem, the second highest position in the House of Delegates.

Born on January 18, 1951, Congressman Cummings graduated with honors from Baltimore City College High School in 1969. He attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he served as Sophomore Class President, Student Government Treasurer and Student Government President. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1973 with a degree in Political Science. Mr. Cummings then graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1976 and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in December, 1976. He practiced law for nineteen years before entering Congress.

Congressman Cummings serves on numerous Maryland boards and commissions including the Morgan State University Board of Regents, the Baltimore Zoo Board of Trustees, the Baltimore Aquarium Board of Trustees, the Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors and the Dunbar-Hopkins Health Partnership Executive Board.

In addition to his many speaking engagements, he writes a bi-weekly column for the Baltimore Afro-American newspaper.

An active member of New Psalmist Baptist Church, Congressman Cummings lives in the Madison Park community in Baltimore City


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Jun 13, 2011 03:50am Announcement 'Senseless tragedy': Rep. Elijah Cummings' nephew shot dead in Virginia  Article Hikikomori Blitzkrieg! 
Dec 16, 2010 09:30pm Contest Cummings Secures Top Democratic Spot on Oversight Panel  Article IndyGeorgia 
Nov 14, 2008 03:00pm Video Cummings: Billionaires Taxed At Only 15 Percent  Not Available Craverguy 

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