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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday October 20, 2019 ( 142 items )  

Cardin, Capito Introduce Bill to Create New Resiliency Grants for Local Water Infrastructure Projects
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.), Ranking Member and Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, are working together to expand federal resources available to water systems across the country to increase their resiliency or adaptability to increasing natural hazards. Their legislation introduced this week, S. 2636, Clean W  more

Cardin, Portman Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Create U.S. Tax Code Parity for Beauty Services Providers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), both members of the Senate Finance Committee, today introduced the Small Business Tax Fairness and Compliance Simplification Act--legislation to empower beauty services providers, such as barbers, manicurists, skincare specialists, and hairstylists. The measure expands the Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) tax tip credit to include the be  more

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer, Brown Announce New Partnership to Recruit Mental Health Professionals for Prince George's County Schools
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer and Anthony G. Brown (all D-Md.) announced the recent award of more than $280,000 in federal funding to support a new partnership between Prince George's County, the University of Maryland College Park, and Bowie State University. Allocated through the U.S. Department of Education's Mental Health Service Professionals Demonstrati  more

Cardin, Van Hollen, Raskin, Trone Announce Over $653,000 for Road Repair in Frederick and Washington Counties
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) have announced $653,805 in federal funding for the Maryland State Highway Administration to reimburse repair work to fix damages to roads caused by the heavy rains and catastrophic flooding that hit parts of Frederick and Washington Counties in May and June 2018. Immediately after the severe weather e  more

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone, Blumenthal Call Out Trump Administration's Termination of Essential Air Service at Hagerstown Regional Airport
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, Senator Chris Van Hollen, a member of the Environment and Public Works and Appropriations Committees, and Representative David Trone, member of the New Democrat Coalition's Infrastructure Task Force (all D-Md.) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), a member of the Senate Commerc  more

Congressional Award: Remembering Elijah Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- The Congressional Award issued the following news: Today we mourn the loss of an American patriot, long term Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings. A Baltimore native, Congressman Cummings was an attorney and civil rights advocate who served in Maryland's state legislature before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996. Most recently, Cummings served as Chairman of the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee. Rep. Cummings will forever be remembe  more

Del. Amata Issues Statement Honoring Life of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Del. Amata Radewagen, R-American Samoa, issued the following statement honoring the life of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "I was saddened to hear early this morning that Congressman Elijah Cummings had passed away. It was a privilege to know him, and I know he will be deeply missed by all of his colleagues in Congress. "Congressman Cummings was dedicated to the causes of civil rights, equality and justice, and leaves a legacy of strong commitment and passionate suppo  more

Del. Norton Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "This is a shockingly sad day for the House of Representatives and for the nation. My heart goes out to Maya and the family. "Those of us who called Elijah a close friend will remember him for the irony of his commanding presence in a man with such a gentle spirit. His tenacity in serving his district and the nation was always on display as he led the Ove  more

Del. Plaskett Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Del. Stacey Plaskett, D-Virgin Islands, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight Committee and a member of the Congressional Black Caucus: "Today we lost the earthly man, Elijah Cummings. Most of the country and many around the world knew him as a member of Congress from the city of Baltimore. He was a fierce fighter for the forgotten, a sworn opponent of hunger, of poverty, of abuse and of addiction.  more

GAO Denies in Part Protest by KeyW of Hanover, Maryland
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying in part and dismissing in part a bid protest filed by KeyW of Hanover, Maryland. According to the GAO, KeyW "protests the issuance of a task order to ManTech Advanced Systems International, Inc. (ManTech), of Herndon, Virginia, under request for task order proposals (RFTOP) No. SSESNG-19-R-2089, issued by the Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command--Aberdeen Proving Ground, for software and system  more

Hoyer Discusses House Democrats' For the People Agenda at Bloomberg Government's 2019 Fall Hill Watch Breakfast
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) discussed House Democrats' For the People agenda at Bloomberg Government's 2019 Fall Hill Watch Breakfast. Below are excerpts from his interview at the event and a link to the video: On the Passing of Chairman Cummings "It's a sad morning... Elijah Cummings was what Washington and America needs more of - a very decent, thoughtful, kind, but courage  more

Hoyer Discusses the President's Actions in Syria and the Passing of Chairman Cummings on CNN's 'Anderson Cooper 360'
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" last night to discuss the President's actions in Syria and the passing of Chairman Elijah Cummings. Below are excerpts from his remarks and a link to the video: Click here (https://www.facebook.com/LeaderHoyer/posts/10156898831372887) to watch the full remarks. On the President Empowering Our Adversaries "I think  more

Hoyer, Cardin, Van Hollen, Brown Announce New Partnership to Recruit Mental Health Professionals for Prince George's County Schools
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Congressman Anthony G. Brown (all D-MD) announced the recent award of more than $280,000 in federal funding to support a new partnership between Prince George's County, the University of Maryland College Park, and Bowie State University. Allocated through the U.S. Department of Education's Mental Health Service Professional  more

Majority Leader Hoyer Issues Remarks on White House Meeting on Syria
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following remarks after a meeting at the White House on Syria: "Just briefly, you're going to hear the President say we walked out. We were offended deeply by his treatment of the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The President, in my view, has created a crisis in the Middle East. A crisis that undermines the world's confidence in America. "This crisis required a rational, reasonable discussion between thos  more

Majority Leader Hoyer Issues Statement O House Committees Advancing Lower Drug Costs Now Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following statement after the House Energy and Commerce and the Education and Labor committees marked up and passed the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3), and the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on the legislation: "Today, House Democrats took a step forward in our effort to lower prescription drug costs for the American people as the Energy and Commerce and the Education and Labor Committees marked u  more

Majority Leader Hoyer Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee: "I was shocked and saddened to learn the news this morning of my dear friend's passing. Elijah Cummings was a man of principle, patriotism, and conviction, whose loss will be deeply felt throughout the State of Maryland and our country. "For over two decades, we served together in   more

Majority Leader Hoyer Issues Statement on Renewable Fuel Standard Program
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to the renewable fuel standard program reducing the demand for biofuels: "Today, President Trump is breaking his promises to America's farmers and rural communities on the Renewable Fuel Standard. The proposed rule his Administration released this afternoon goes back on a pledge President Trump made weeks ago to increase demand for biofue  more

Majority Leader Hoyer Issues Statement on Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Northern Syria
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following statement on President Trump's decision to withdraw remaining troops in northern Syria: "This is a dangerous move, doubling down on an abandonment of our allies and fueling instability and violence in Syria that threatens to return ISIS to power and advantage Iran and Russia. The President's reckless actions in recent days undermine America's national security and will lead to the loss of innocent life -   more

Minority Leader McCarthy Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "We share this service with remarkable people. Elijah Cummings and the journey he forged was among the most remarkable and consequential. "From age eleven he began working to right the injustices that surrounded him and were present in communities across the country. "As a member of the House of Representatives, Elijah was a leader for bot  more

Oversight, Armed Services, Foreign Affairs Committees Strongly Oppose President Trump's Decision to Withdraw Troops From Syria
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, issued the following news release: Today, five committee and subcommittee chairs sent a letter (https://oversight.house.gov/sites/democrats.oversight.house.gov/files/2019-10-15.Engel%20Deutch%20Smith%20Langevin%20EEC%20to%20DOD%20State%20re%20D-%20ISIS.pdf) to the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense expressing profound concerns about President Donald Trump's immoral and   more

Rep. Beatty Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "I am heartbroken to hear of the passing of my colleague and dear friend, Elijah Cummings. Throughout his decades-long career, Elijah was a model statesman and served the people of Baltimore with unrelenting zeal, dedication, and love. "The son of sharecroppers, he brought his understanding of the plight and systemic oppression facing too many Americans to Washingt  more

Rep. Bishop Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Georgia, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "I am deeply saddened by the passing of my longtime friend and colleague, Elijah Cummings. He rose from modest beginnings to be one of the greatest public servants our country has seen. Elijah always did what he believed was right, which earned him respect and friendship on both sides of the aisle. His courage, passion, and integrity were undeniable to a  more

Rep. Butterfield Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-North Carolina, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "A powerful and compassionate voice for the voiceless; today, we have lost a giant and true champion of the people. I have been proud to serve in Congress alongside my colleague Elijah Cummings and honored to call him friend. "This is a devastating loss for the city of Baltimore, the state of Maryland, for the nation and for Congress. Elijah Cummings  more

Rep. Casten Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Sean Casten, D-Illinois, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee: "Elijah Cummings was a giant. He was a champion in the civil rights movement, a passionate fighter for justice, who used his powerful voice to lift up those who often felt powerless. "We were fortunate to have him - he was a moral leader who united our Country in a time of division and Congress was a better p  more

Rep. Castro Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, vice chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor committees, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "This morning, the nation woke up to a stunning loss. Chairman Cummings was an American hero, a beacon of hope, a profound storyteller; decent and fierce in his convictions and always fighti  more

Rep. Clay Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. William 'Lacy' Clay Jr., D-Missouri, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "My prayers go out to the family and friends of Chairman Elijah Cummings. "He was my colleague, friend and mentor. "I have lost a brother and America has lost a true hero."  more

Rep. Cleaver Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Missouri, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "The City of Baltimore and the people of this nation awake today to the loss of a giant amongst men. "Elijah Cummings was a defender of democracy, a champion of human rights, and an unwavering advocate for equality. He was a kind and genuine man that fought every day to improve the lives of the American people, especially the most vulnerable among us. "Eli  more

Rep. Cohen Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "Elijah Cummings was a giant of integrity and knowledge in Congress, and an inspiration in our ongoing efforts to investigate President Trump. "Mr. Cummings clashed with the president as head of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, defending the Constitution, and always acted with grace. "Just last week, he was on the call with Speaker Pelosi, offering thoug  more

Rep. Connolly Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Gerald "Gerry" Connolly, D-Virginia, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee: "The Congress and the nation have lost one of the great ones with the passing of Elijah Cummings. His passion, eloquence and decency were hallmarks of a leadership style that was born of humble roots. "Elijah Cummings never forgot those roots or the Baltimore neighborhoods he represent  more

Rep. Courtney Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Connecticut, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "The passing of Elijah Cummings is a terrible loss for his family and community, and for our country. "He was a deeply principled person who conducted himself with the highest ethics and dignity. "I worked with him on Coast Guard and immigration oversight, and saw how he treated everyone he dealt with: with respect and compassion. He will be sorely missed,  more

Rep. DeFazio Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Peter A. DeFazio, D-Oregon, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: In addition to serving as Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Cummings was a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. "I am deeply saddened by the loss of my longtime friend and colleague, Elijah Cummings. "His strength and grace in leadership dur  more

Rep. DeLauro Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Connecticut, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee: "I am heartbroken by the passing of my colleague and dear friend Congressman Elijah Cummings. For more than three decades, he served the people of Maryland and our country with honor and dignity. "Elijah knew the power of this institution and leveraged it every single day. Above all else, he knew why h  more

Rep. Doyle Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Michael Doyle, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "Congressman Cummings was a hardworking public servant and a decent, gracious individual who was highly respected on both sides of the aisle. "The son of sharecroppers who rose to national leadership as the chair of one of the House's most powerful committees, Congressman Cummings served his constituents and our nation for many years with thoughtful, groun  more

Rep. Engel Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Eliot Engel, D-New York, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "Pat and I are heartbroken by the passing of our dear friend, Elijah Cummings. This is a devastating loss for the entire country, at an especially critical time. Our deepest condolences go out to the entire Cummings family. "I worked closely with Chairman Cummings over the years on issues big and small--from conducting much needed oversight as Chairmen, to worki  more

Rep. Espaillat Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-New York, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight Committee: "I am deeply saddened by the news and untimely passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings and extend my sincerest condolences to his entire family, friends and his constituents "This is indeed a sad and somber day for our country, and as we reflect on his life and the legacy that he leaves behind, let's remember that   more

Rep. Finkenauer Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "Congress feels emptier today without Congressman Elijah Cummings. "His leadership in handling some of Congress' heaviest responsibilities, his passion for serving his district, and his voice on fighting for equality are things we should all aspire to match. "My heart is with his wife, Maya, and their children."  more

Rep. Fletcher Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Lizzie Fletcher, D-Texas, issued the following news statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee: "My heart is heavy with the news of the passing of Chairman Elijah Cummings. "Each day, he demonstrated a belief in and a commitment to our people, our democracy, and our Constitution that guided his actions and the Congress. "His leadership and clarity of purpose, especially at this moment  more

Rep. Fortenberry Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "Our colleague Congressman Elijah Cummings has died. "He had a beautiful saying: 'Make your pain become your passion and your passion become your purpose!' "I suspect he would like us to remember him in this way. "May he Rest in Peace."  more

Rep. Fudge Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "My heart is heavy to learn of the passing of my friend and colleague Congressman Elijah E. Cummings. I send my heartfelt condolences to his wife, Maya Rockeymoore, his family, and everyone who knew him in the Baltimore community for the loss of a good and faithful servant of the people. "Through his 14 years of service in the Maryland House of Delegates and 12   more

Rep. Garcia Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Jesus Chuy Garcia, D-Illinois, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee: "Congress and the American people have lost a civil rights legend and moral compass for today's political discourse. Congressman Elijah Cummings dedicated his life to making sure every person in America has the opport  more

Rep. Gohmert Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "My heartfelt prayers go out to Congressman Elijah Cummings' family and loved ones during this difficult time of deep loss. "Not only was Elijah a passionate and vocal advocate of civil rights, he was a devoted public servant." "Despite our political differences, Elijah and I worked together on gaining freedom for a soldier who was wrongfully convicted of murder  more

Rep. Haaland Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Debra Haaland, D-New Mexico, issued the following statement after the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, was announced: "Long before I ever came to Congress, Mr. Cummings was a hero to me. "I'd watch him standing up for the people and against oppression and realize what a champion we had fighting for all of us, for the country - and Baltimore. "I was so fortunate to see his work up close, to learn, to be mentored, to be in the presence of his fearlessness.   more

Rep. Hastings Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Florida, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee: "It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of my dear friend and colleague, Congressman Elijah Cummings. Elijah was a giant among humans and one of the most decent people I have known. Gone too soon, he was a principled leader and a man of conviction who always challenged us to do   more

Rep. Hice Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Jody Hice, R-Georgia, ranking Republican member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee subcommittee on National Security, issued the following statement on the death of Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "There's no question that Elijah Cummings was an incredible leader and public servant for the people of Maryland. "I have the utmost respect for him, and he will be sorely missed by so many. "Lifting his family and loved ones up in prayer as we mourn this d  more

Rep. Horsford Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nevada, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "Today, Congress lost a fierce leader, a tireless champion of the people, and my friend, Congressman Elijah Cummings. The son of a sharecropper, Congressman Cummings embodied the hope and perseverance of our country -- and strove to defend our institutions and the integrity of this great American experiment at every turn. "Congressman Cummings came from humble  more

Rep. Hoyer Issues House Floor Remarks on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 -- Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following floor remarks on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee: "I have the sad task of announcing what probably most of you already know. We have lost a great American; a decent American; a wonderful member of this body - Elijah Cummings..." "The Members of the House, the people of Maryland, the people of the United States of America woke up to this sad an  more

Rep. Johnson Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Henry C. 'Hank' Johnson Jr., D-Georgia, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "In the fight for justice and fair play, Elijah Cummings was heavyweight champion of the world. "His dedication to decency, integrity and the truth stood as an example not just to those of us who agreed with him but for all his colleagues and for all time. "I am saddened by his passing and my condolences are with his loving wife Maya, his child  more

Rep. Jordan Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, ranking Republican member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee: "We are deeply saddened by the passing of Elijah Cummings, a man of great consequence and significance on the Oversight Committee for the last twenty years. "As Ranking Member and then as Chairman, he injected an unyielding passion a  more

Rep. Kaptur Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee: "Today, I join a grateful nation in mourning the death of an exceptional American - Chairman Elijah Cummings. There was so much to Elijah -- a magnanimous human being, a devoted patriot, a man of faith, a man whose heart for others never stopped beating. "I have had the privilege to know well and serve alongside  more

Rep. Kildee Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Daniel Kildee, D-Michigan, issued the following news statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee: "Our nation has lost a true warrior. In all of his work, Elijah Cummings used his voice to defend our democracy and champion justice for others. Elijah could roar like a lion, bringing moral clarity and a voice of reason to today's political discourse. "For the people of my hometown of Flint  more

Rep. Kuster Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee: "Chairman Elijah Cummings will be remembered as one of the greatest defenders of our nation's democracy - a man who served his country and community faithfully for decades. Elijah's many meaningful friendships across the aisle speak to his character, compassion, and dedication our nation. "Earl  more

Rep. Langevin Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Jim Langevin, D-Rhode Island, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "The passing of Elijah Cummings is an enormous loss for our country. "He was a dedicated public servant, a loyal and compassionate friend, and a fearless champion of justice and equality for all. "He will be dearly missed, but his legacy will live on."  more

Rep. Larson Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. John B. Larson, D-Connecticut, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "Today is a sad day for America. Elijah Cummings was a fighter for his beloved Baltimore and for democracy. "He always put his district and the American people first in his work. "I am honored to be able to call him a dear friend and colleague for the past 20 years. "I send my deepest condolences to his wife and my friend, Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings  more

Rep. Latta Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Robert E. Latta, R-Ohio, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "Elijah Cummings dedicated his life to public service and was a strong advocate for his constituents in Baltimore and the surrounding area. "While Elijah was a passionate fighter in Congress, he also was a close friend to many across the political spectrum. He genuinely cared about the people he served with, and that was reflected in his ability to work together  more

Rep. Lawrence Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Michigan, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "My heart is very heavy today and this is such a solemn time. The news of losing our Chairman Elijah Cummings is absolutely devastating. This is a deep loss for our country. "I served with him in the majority and the minority. He never wavered in his professionalism nor his commitment to getting to the truth. He was an expert at providing oversight of the go  more

Rep. Lee Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Barbara Lee, D-California, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee: "My heart is heavy upon learning of the passing of my friend and colleague, Chairman Elijah Cummings. Indeed a giant has fallen. "Elijah was a great man, a magnificent leader, and a kind and gentle human being that led with both his head and his heart. He was a strong advocate for the people he s  more

Rep. Lewis Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee: "The American people have lost a great leader at a time of crisis in our democracy. Chairman Elijah Cummings gave all he had. He dedicated his entire life to serving the public good. When this nation needed him most, he became a moral voice "crying in the wilderness," and his words and actions called   more

Rep. Lipinski Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Daniel Lipinski, D-Illinois, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "I'm saddened to hear of the loss of my colleague Rep. Elijah Cummings. "He was a thoughtful and committed representative for his district and strong voice in Congress whom many looked up to. "We have lost a great American leader. My condolences to his family, friends and staff."  more

Rep. Lujan Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-New Mexico, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "The death of Elijah Cummings is a devastating loss for our democracy, the Congress, and the people of Maryland. "Elijah was a statesman - a man who epitomized what it means to serve honorably and with purpose. "Though he rose to great heights and took the challenge of defending our country on with grace and tenacity, Elijah always thought first of his co  more

Rep. Maloney Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-New York, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "I'm deeply saddened by the news of Chairman Cummings' passing. Our nation has not only lost a true leader and pioneer, but I have lost a dear friend and mentor. "In an era where our politics have been plagued by coarseness and personal attacks, Elijah represented grace, dignity and empathy under the most trying of circumstances. "His legacy - his fight f  more

Rep. Matsui Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Doris O. Matsui, D-California, issued the following statement statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee: "I am heartbroken by the loss of my esteemed colleague and friend, Elijah Cummings. Elijah was a leader for the Committee on Oversight and Reform, our party, and our country. "At a moment in our history with the truth too often obscured, Elijah relentlessly pursued it and worked to  more

Rep. McEachin Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. A. Donald McEachin, D-Virginia, issued the following news statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "Today we mourn the passing of a great man, a great leader and an inspiration to so many. Before I even arrived in Congress, as a member of the General Assembly, I admired Congressman Cummings. "He spoke truth to power and lived his life as a beacon of honesty and honor. Whether it was calming disquieted, frustrated Baltimore residents who were righ  more

Rep. Moore Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wisconsin, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "Today, the nation lost a fierce leader and lifelong fighter for the state of Maryland. I'm deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Congressman Cummings. As the Chairman of the Oversight Committee, his leadership was guided by a strong belief in upholding our democracy. "In doing so, he often worked across the aisle for the betterment of the country. As a   more

Rep. Nadler Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-New York, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "I join with everyone in mourning the loss of my great friend and colleague, Elijah Cummings. He was a man of integrity and intellect who served his constituents, his country, and the causes he believed in with passion and with grace. "It is fitting that we are considering voting rights today, as Elijah was a champion of equality and civil rights on behalf of  more

Rep. Neguse Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Rep. Joseph Neguse, D-Colorado, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee: "Our country has lost an incredible hero." "Elijah Cummings was a leader in our Congress, urging us towards truth and justice but also steering us to always find the heart and humanity in our service. "He was a powerful advocate and graceful soul in our Chamber." "My condolences and prayers fo  more

Rep. Norcross Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Donald W. Norcross, D-New Jersey, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "My thoughts are with the people of Baltimore as they mourn the passing of my friend and colleague, Congressman Elijah Cummings. "The United States has lost a fierce advocate for civil rights who sought to make our society more fair and just. "Chairman Cummings was the ultimate civil servant fighting for liberty, equality, and opportunity for all. "M  more

Rep. Norman Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Ralph Norman, R-South Carolina, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Rep. Cummings earlier this morning. "Our prayers are certainly with his family and loved ones. "Thank you, Congressman Cummings, for your many years of dedicated service, not only to the people of Baltimore, but to our entire nation."  more

Rep. Olson Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "From his humble birth as the son of sharecroppers to a historic career that spanned decades of dedicated civil service, Rep. Elijah Cummings personified the promise of America. "His commitment to realizing that promise for all Americans was evident in his passion for civil rights and his dedication to the downtrodden. "He left an indelible mark on America and the   more

Rep. Panetta Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-California, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee: "I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my colleague, Congressman Elijah Cummings. "He was a tireless public servant and a civil rights champion who dedicated his life to promoting justice and equality. He was devoted to his community and committed to making our government work better   more

Rep. Pascrell Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-New Jersey, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee: "I am in deep mourning for my friend Elijah Cummings," said Rep. Pascrell. "Trying circumstances are a crucible for leadership, and in the most difficult moment facing our nation, Elijah always stood straight with unstinting strength, unshakeable grace, and charitable civility and with those  more

Rep. Peters Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Scott Peters, D-California, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "Chairman Elijah Cummings was deeply committed to his city and country. "His decades-long activism and community service in the fight for civil rights and justice inspire us all to be equally convicted in our quest for a more perfect union. "He was a patriot and hero whose mark is left throughout our nation's history. "My heart and prayers are with his fami  more

Rep. Quigley Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Illinois, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee: "This is a heartbreaking loss for Baltimore, Congress, and our entire country. "Chairman Cummings was a giant of this institution and an American patriot. "At a time when our country so deeply needs moral guidance, his loss will be felt deeply. "I have no doubt that his legacy of fighting for freed  more

Rep. Raskin Calls for Release of Kurdish Political Prisoner Selahattin Demirtas Held in Turkey
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) announced that he is sponsoring and calling for the release of Kurdish political prisoner Selahattin Demirtas through the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission's Defending Freedoms Project. Demirtas is a Kurdish politician from Turkey and a former co-chair of the People's Democratic Party (HDP) who was unjustly imprisoned for making political speeches. Demirtas was one o  more

Rep. Raskin Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, issued the following statement on the death of his Maryland colleague and Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "It is hard to measure the enormity of the loss we have just suffered. "Elijah was the beloved favorite son of Maryland and the prophetic voice of moral integrity and social rebuilding that America needs so desperately. "It is hard to ima  more

Rep. Raskin Issues Statement on President Trump's Decision to Host 2020 G-7 Summit at Trump Doral Resort
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced the 2020 G-7 summit will be held at the Trump National Doral property: "The President's decision to host next year's G-7 summit at his failing Miami-area golf resort is a brazen violation of the Foreign and Domestic Emoluments Clauses in the U.S. Constitution. A G-7 summit at Trump Doral would violate both clauses as it would mean huge payments to a Trump resort coming f  more

Rep. Raskin Urges DOJ to Uphold Collective Bargaining Rights of Immigration Judges
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Rep. Linda T. Sanchez (CA-38), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Immigration Task Force, and 79 colleagues in urging Attorney General William Barr to withdraw a petition to decertify the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ), the labor union of federal immigration judges. The petition, filed on August 19, 2019, by the Department of Ju  more

Rep. Raskin: Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Committee Chairs Demand Investigation Into Tent Immigration Courts at Border
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressional leaders from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and House Committees of jurisdiction called on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General Joseph V. Cuffari and Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz to launch an investigation into the use of tent courts at the border. These tent facilities are being used to hold immigration hearings via video teleconferen  more

Rep. Raskin: Cuccinelli and Albence Agree to Testify Next Week on Inhumane Policy of Deporting Critically Ill Children
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Committee Issues Subpoenas for Documents That Have Been Withheld for Weeks * * * Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, announced that Ken Cuccinelli, the Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and Matthew T. Albence, the Acting Direc  more

Rep. Raskin: Oversight Subcommittees Refer NRA Leadership's Alleged Financial Fraud for Investigation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent letters to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) referring public reports of alleged financial wrongdoing by the National Rifle Association (NRA). "Public reporting of self-dealing, priv  more

Rep. Richmond Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Cedric L. Richmond, D-Louisiana, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and ex-chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus: "The untimely death of my dear friend and colleague Congressman Elijah Cummings has not only struck a chord of deep sorrow within me, his loss has reverberated throughout every hall in Congress. "Elijah was the quintessential public servant  more

Rep. Rouda Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Rep. Harley Rouda, D-California, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee: "It has been one of the great honors of my life to serve under the leadership of Chairman Cummings. His unwavering moral clarity and steadfast faith in his community have made Congress, and our entire country, a more just nation. "My most poignant memory of Chairman Cummings was during a discuss  more

Rep. Ruppersberger Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
TIMONIUM, Maryland, Oct. 17 -- Rep. C.A. 'Dutch' Ruppersberger, D-Maryland, issued the following statement on the death of his friend and colleague, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "Today, we mourn the loss of an American patriot and one of the most principled, passionate men I have ever known. When I was Baltimore County Executive, Elijah Cummings was a state delegate in Annapolis, where he rose through the ranks until his election to Congress. When I first joined him in Washington, he mento  more

Rep. Rush Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Illinois, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "The passing of Elijah Cummings leaves us who are left behind inspired by both his strength and his gentleness. His voice was a strong voice against evil-doers, but an even mightier voice for the disenfranchised and downtrodden. His voice was a powerful, yet sweet, inspiration to all of us -- calling upon each of us to rise to our better selves. "Most of our conv  more

Rep. Sarbanes Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. John P. Sarbanes, D-Maryland, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "We have lost a giant. "Elijah Cummings was a fighter, a committed public servant and a patriot in every sense of the word. He represented the best of our nation. "Throughout his time in the public arena, Elijah worked tirelessly to bring better education, economic opportunity, health care and hope to the City of Baltimore, to Maryland and to the entire c  more

Rep. Sarbanes Issues Statement on Resolution Opposing President Trump's Decision in Syria
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. John P. Sarbanes, D-Maryland, issued the following statement after voting for a bipartisan resolution (H.J.Res. 77) opposing President Trump's decision to abandon U.S. Kurdish allies and criticizing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for launching a military offensive against the Kurds in northern Syria: "President Trump's deeply misguided and reckless decision has unleashed a torrent of chaos, violence and bloodshed in northern Syria. If the President won't stan  more

Rep. Schakowsky Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "The people of Baltimore and the nation as a whole have lost a fierce advocate and a dedicated fighter with the passing of my dear friend and colleague Congressman Elijah Cummings. "As Chairman of the Oversight and Reform Committee he sought the truth and held the Administration accountable. "He was a kind and honorable man and a true American patriot, and  more

Rep. Schiff Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Adam B. Schiff, D-California, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "I'm beyond devastated at the loss of my friend and colleague, Elijah Cummings. My thoughts are with his wife, Maya, his children, his family, his friends, his dedicated staff, and the whole city of Baltimore as we all mourn the loss of this giant of a man. "Elijah was the heart and soul of our caucus, a dignified leader with a voice that could move mountai  more

Rep. Scott Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Austin Scott, R-Georgia, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee: "My colleague from Maryland, Rep. Elijah Cummings, passed early this morning. "Rep. Cummings was a devoted father, husband, and public servant who represented Maryland's 7th Congressional District for over 20 years. "Rep. Cummings was tough but fair and a gentle giant. He will be sorely missed by his family   more

Rep. Scott Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Robert C. Scott, D-Virginia, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "The passing of Congressman Cummings is a devastating loss for the Congress, Maryland and the nation. Congressman Cummings served with passion for the rule of law and always governed in a respectful manner, even when dealing with some of the most critical and controversial issues facing Congress. "I have known Elijah since we were both state legislators and   more

Rep. Shalala Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Florida, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "Today, Congress and the American people mourn the passing of one of the great public servants and moral leaders of our time. "Rep. Elijah Cummings possessed an indomitable spirit. Born one of seven children to former sharecroppers, he overcame the poverty, prejudice, and violence of the inner city to graduate Phi Beta Kappa from Howard University and serve in   more

Rep. Sherrill Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-New Jersey, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee: "Chairman Cummings' unwavering commitment to our country and to the people of Baltimore serves as a model to all those who aspire to serve. "A civil rights pioneer and a fierce advocate for justice, he spent his life advocating on behalf of others. "His vision for a better America will be sorely missed,  more

Rep. Sires Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Albio Sires, D-New Jersey, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "Chairman Cummings was a true public servant, dedicating his life and his service to his constituents and the American people. "He was a fierce protector of democracy, an advocate for civil rights, and was passionate about improving the lives and well-being of all Americans. "I would like to send my condolences to his family, his friends, and all the lives he  more

Rep. Smith Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Adam Smith, D-Washington, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee: "The passing of Chairman Elijah Cummings is a profound loss for the nation, Maryland, and those who, like me, were lucky enough to call him both a colleague and friend. "Chairman Cummings devoted his life to service, starting as a teen on the front   more

Rep. Smith Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Adam Smith, D-Washington, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee: "The passing of Chairman Elijah Cummings is a profound loss for the nation, Maryland, and those who, like me, were lucky enough to call him both a colleague and friend. "Chairman Cummings devoted his life to service, starting as a teen on the front lines of th  more

Rep. Soto Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Darren Soto, D-Florida, issued the following statement on the death of Elijah Cummings, chairman of the House Oversight Committee and representative of Maryland's 7th district: "Today, our nation lost a true man of the people and a fearless champion for our democracy. Elijah Cummings' leadership was one of conscious and conviction to always fight for what was just for the American people. "Anyone who crossed paths with him knew just how much his passion to do good w  more

Rep. Stanton Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Greg Stanton, D-Arizona, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: I have only been in Congress for nine months, but watching Elijah Cummings at work will have a lifetime impact on me. "He spoke with such moral authority, not just because of his oratory skills, but because he was decent and fair, and a tireless champion for the less fortunate and the enduring ideals that make America great. "His passing is a tremendous loss f  more

Rep. Steube Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. W. Greg Steube, R-Florida, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "I am saddened to hear of the loss of Chairman Elijah Cummings, my colleague on the House Oversight and Reform Committee. "It was an honor to have the opportunity to serve with such a storied member of Congress in my first term. "My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Maya, family, friends, staff, and the people of Baltimore during this time."  more

Rep. Stivers Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "Congressman Cummings lived his entire life as a principled leader. "From his work to integrate Baltimore to his service in Congress, where he worked hard every day to represent his constituents and their values, he was a steady force for change. "While we may not have agreed on every issue, I will miss his leadership in the House. "Karen and I are praying for h  more

Rep. Trone Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. David Trone, D-Maryland, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "The enormity of the loss felt with the passing of Elijah Cummings has reverberated throughout Maryland and this entire country. Elijah Cummings was a voice for the powerless in the halls of power. He had a giant heart and acted as the conscience for America when we needed it most. Baltimore had no greater champion. "His commitment to fair treatment had no peer  more

Rep. Trone, Education and Labor Committee Members Introduce College Affordability Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- Rep. David Trone, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today Rep. David Trone and members of the Education and Labor Committee introduced the College Affordability Act (CAA), a comprehensive overhaul of the higher education system that would lower the cost of college, improve the quality of higher education by holding institutions accountable, and expand opportunity for students from all backgrounds. The landmark legislation includes four bills led by Rep. Tron  more

Rep. Upton Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "I'm saddened to wake to the news that a true leader and a giant of the House has passed. Elijah Cummings was fiercely protective and proud of his beloved Baltimore and served our nation with pride. "He was a role model, mentor, and friend to members on both sides of the aisle whose presence in Congress will be missed. "Rep. Cummings represented my wife's family  more

Rep. Veasey Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "We lost a fighter in the good fight. "It was an honor to have the opportunity to serve alongside Rep. Elijah Cummings. "My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Maya, and the rest of his family during this difficult time."  more

Rep. Wasserman Schultz Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "When our nation can ill-afford to lose such a kind, principled leader, one of my dearest friends and mentors has left us. "My heart is broken, as I weep personally and for his family and community. "Elijah Cummings' unmatched integrity and leadership leaves a remarkable legacy. "But I know his struggle for justice and freedom lives on, as so many  more

Rep. Waters Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, chair of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee: "There are no words that are sufficient in describing the immense sorrow I feel following the passing of my dear colleague and friend, Chairman Elijah Cummings. "I have known Chairman Cummings for more than two decades. He considered me a mentor since his t  more

Rep. Watson Coleman Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-New Jersey, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee: "There are few leaders, in this Congress or in the world, with the strength and integrity to consistently stand on their values and lead with the interests of others as their primary focus. "That kind of leadership is amazing to behold, and that's what I saw in Elijah Cummings. His los  more

Rep. Wenstrup Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee: "I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings. Congressman Cummings was a fierce advocate for his convictions. "His legacy will live on in the House of Representatives and in all the lives he touched. "Common to the American core is our sympathy toward a family when a loved one is  more

Reps. Dingell, Schakowsky, Sarbanes Issue Statement on Lower Drug Costs Now Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, issued the following joint statement with Reps. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, chair of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, John Sarbanes, D-Maryland, on the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3): "Today, we are announcing our endorsement of H.R. 3, a pillar of the Democratic Caucus' For the People agenda and a bill that will significantly lower drug prices for patients who need them to survive. "With   more

Reps. Sarbanes, Dingell, Schakowsky Issue Statement on Lower Drug Costs Now Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- Rep. John P. Sarbanes, D-Maryland, issued the following joint statement with Reps. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, and Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, chair of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, in advance of the committee's markup of the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3): "Today, we are announcing our endorsement of H.R. 3, a pillar of the Democratic Caucus' For the People agenda and a bill that will significantly lower drug prices fo  more

Reps. Sarbanes, Wittman Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Enhance Work-Life Balance for Federal Firefighters
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. John P. Sarbanes, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - The Federal Firefighter Flexibility and Fairness Act Would Enable Federal Firefighters to Trade Shifts Without Losing Pay * * * Congressmen John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and Rob Wittman (R-Va.) today introduced the Federal Firefighter Flexibility and Fairness Act, a bipartisan bill to provide federal firefighters across the country with better workplace flexibility and improved work-life balance. Th  more

Reps. Schakowsky, Sarbanes, Dingell Issue Statement on Lower Drug Costs Now Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, chair of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, issued the following joint statement with Reps. John P. Sarbanes, D-Maryland, and Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, in advance of the committee's markup of the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3): "Today, we are announcing our endorsement of H.R. 3, a pillar of the Democratic Caucus' For the People agenda and a bill that will significantly lower drug prices fo  more

Sen. Cardin Issues Remarks After Senate Vote on Congressional Review Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following remarks after the Senate Democrats voted on the Congressional Review Act to override President Trump's so-called affordable clean energy rule: "On the floor today, we were disappointed that we were not able to get the votes to override President Trump's dirty power plant rule. Make no mistake about it; the rule promulgated is a dirty power plant rul  more

Sen. Cardin Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
BALTIMORE, Maryland, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "Chairman Elijah E. Cummings and I shared a city, an alma mater, a love of the law and a life of public service. "I am deeply saddened by his passing, and my prayers today are with his family and loved ones - and the people of Baltimore. The death of Chairman Cummings leaves an irreplaceable void in our hearts, in our Maryland and in our Congress.   more

Sen. Cardin Issues Statement on Ending President Trump's Emergency Declaration for Southern Border, Override Veto
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following statement: * * * - President Improperly Diverted Funds from Military to Make Taxpayers Pay for his Border Wall * * * U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Ranking Member of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, released the following statement after voting in favor of the bipartisan resolution to terminate President Trump's unlawful national emergency declaration. The  more

Sen. Cardin Issues Statement on Hispanic Heritage Month
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following statement in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month: "During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we are called to honor the contributions of the Latino community. Now accounting for 60 million individuals in the United States, these men and women are an essential pillar of our society. Although this group has grown significantly in recent decades, individuals of Hispanic/Latin American descent and culture have been wit  more

Sen. Cardin Issues Statement on State Department Decision to Resume Assistance to Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and ranking member of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, issued the following statement in response to the State Department announcement that it would restart assistance to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador: "The United States of America still is a compassionate nation, although our president has done everything within - and outside of - his constitutional power to denigrate an  more

Sen. Carper Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Delaware, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee: "Elijah Cummings was a great leader in Congress, and he was a good man. The son of former sharecroppers, Elijah believed in the promise of this nation and the responsibility we all have to leave a more fair, more just world for those who come after us. For him, it wasn't about politics, but about   more

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "Heidi and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Elijah Cummings, a man whose dignity and patriotism made Congress and our Nation a better place. "I was lucky enough to spend considerable time with Elijah outside of Washington; in the first year I was in the Senate, we both traveled together, along with much of the CBC, to Johannesburg for the funeral ceremony of Ne  more

Sen. Duckworth Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "Elijah Cummings loved his community and his country so much that he devoted his life to public service, championing justice, unity, accountability and, most importantly, human decency. "When I was first elected, I was honored with the opportunity to work with him on the House Oversight Committee, where I witnessed firsthand what a generous and courageous l  more

Sen. Feinstein Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "Elijah Cummings was a champion for Baltimore and its residents, for Maryland and for our country. His passion and eloquence will be desperately missed. "I was always struck by the dignity of Congressman Cummings, by his presence. "Even when forces were arrayed against him, he never wavered in his humanity. He was always respectful, but he never backed d  more

Sen. Klobuchar Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee: "We've lost a leader like no other. Elijah Cummings was a lion when it came to standing up for his beloved Baltimore, civil rights, and truth. "But he was also so kind, including to brand new senators like me a decade ago. "His advice was as true as his love for his country. "Today my thoughts  more

Sen. Lankford Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "Cindy and I are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Representative Elijah Cummings, and we keep his wife, Maya, and his three children in our prayers as they grieve his loss. "I was honored to serve with Elijah in the House and got to know him during our time serving on Oversight. "He was a man of strong faith, and he showed great kindness and friends  more

Sen. Markey Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Massachusetts, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee: "No one understood the power and the responsibility of Congress to uncover the truth and deliver justice for the American people like Chairman Elijah Cummings. His entire career - one born of fearlessness and fueled by a quest for equality - is a testament to how one man speaking truth to   more

Sen. McConnell Comments on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 17, remembering Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: First, this morning, I join colleagues on both sides of the Capitol in expressing our grief and sadness at the passing of our House colleague, Chairman ELIJAH CUMMINGS. In his over more than two decades in the House of Representatives, CUMMINGS became a living legend in his native Baltimore. By all accou  more

Sen. Menendez Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "My heart aches today as we mourn the loss of a true civil rights champion and statesman. "I had the honor of serving with Elijah Cummings in the House of Representatives and working with him on important legislation to improve the lives of all Americans. He was a dedicated and passionate public servant who fought his entire career for justice and equalit  more

Sen. Reed Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "I had the privilege to serve alongside Elijah Cummings and am deeply saddened by his passing. "He was a steadfast champion of working families and a fierce defender of our democracy. He helped break barriers and uplift communities. "With the passing of Elijah Cummings, Baltimore and Americans everywhere have lost a valiant public servant. The son of a share  more

Sen. Rosen Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nevada, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "In Elijah Cummings, we lost a giant who was tireless in the fight for justice. "This is a tremendous loss for our country. "During his decades long tenure of public service, Representative Cummings was fiercely committed to bettering the lives of his constituents. "My heart is with his loved ones and the Baltimore community whom he proudly represented."  more

Sen. Schumer Comments on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-New York, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 17, remembering Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: We woke up this morning to learn with profound sadness that our friend and colleague Congressman ELIJAH CUMMINGS, the son of sharecroppers who became the chair of the House Oversight Committee, passed away last night at the age of 68. It was the first thing I saw when I read the paper this morning, and  more

Sen. Van Hollen Issues Statement on Death of Officer Bomba
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following statement regarding the death of Montgomery County Police Officer TJ Bomba: "I send my deepest condolences to the friends and family of Officer TJ Bomba. "We all owe a debt to him and the Maryland police officers who put their lives at risk every day to keep our communities safe. "I am closely monitoring the situation in Silver Spring."  more

Sen. Van Hollen Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "At a time of chaos and division, our friend Elijah Cummings stood strong as a man of principle, unity, dignity, and compassion. "His insatiable thirst for justice was rooted in his core. "Maryland has lost a beloved son and our nation a hero of our times."  more

Sen. Van Hollen Issues Statement on Trump Administration's Turkish Sanctions Executive Order
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following statement on the Trump administration's executive order on sanctions on Turkey: "President Trump gave Turkey the green light to attack the Syrian Kurds the moment he agreed to Erdogan's request to move American Special Forces away from key Kurdish-controlled areas. "The idea that the Administration is now going to sanction Turkey to protect the Kurdish people rings totally hollow. This is nothing but an effort to s  more

Speaker Pelosi Announces Chairman Elijah E. Cummings Will Lie in State in National Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, issued the following news release: Today, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that Chairman Elijah E. Cummings will lie in state in National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol on Thursday, October 24. Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland served in the House for more than 20 years and was Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. As Speaker Pelosi said after his passing, "In the House, Elijah was our No  more

Speaker Pelosi Issues Floor Remarks on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, issued the following floor remarks on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "Thank you, Mr. Hoyer, for bringing us together to mourn the loss of our dear friend and colleague, Elijah Cummings. Thank you for your beautiful statement calling forth so many of the beautiful attributes of Elijah Cummings. "As you spoke, I was reminded of how he always was a calmer, calming of the waters. No matter how rough and tumble things   more

Speaker Pelosi Issues Remarks Ahead of Meeting With Italian President
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, issued the following remarks ahead of her meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella: "It is a sad day for us in the Capitol because we lost a beloved Member of Congress, Congressman Elijah Cummings - Chairman Cummings from Maryland. "But, he would not want that to diminish the joy that we have here in the Capitol to welcome the President of Italy to the Capitol of the United States. "It is a special joy for me because I h  more

Speaker Pelosi Issues Remarks at Weekly Press Conference - Oct. 17
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, issued the following remarks at a weekly press conference in the Capitol Visitor Center: "Today is a very sad day for us, as we all are waking to the sad news of the passing of our dear friend, revered and respected colleague, Congressman, Mr. Chairman, Elijah Cummings of Maryland, my brother in Baltimore. He was, in the Congress, Elijah was considered a North Star. He was a leader of towering character and integrity. "He lived   more

Speaker Pelosi Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee: "The people of Baltimore, the U.S. Congress and America have lost a voice of unsurpassed moral clarity and truth: our beloved Chairman Elijah Cummings. I am personally devastated by his passing. "In the House, Elijah was our North Star. He was a leader of towering character and integri  more

Trone, Cardin, Van Hollen, Blumenthal Call Out Trump Administration's Termination of Essential Air Service at Hagerstown Regional Airport
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. David Trone, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Representative David Trone, member of the New Democrat Coalition's Infrastructure Task Force, Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, and Senator Chris Van Hollen, a member of the Environment and Public Works and Appropriations Committees (all D-Md.) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), a member of the Senate Commerce Tr  more

Van Hollen Joins CNN to Discuss Situation in Syria, Future of Turkey Sanctions Bill
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined CNN's Kate Bolduan to discuss the situation unfolding in Syria and the future of his bipartisan legislation with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to sanction Turkey if it does not fully withdraw from the areas it has occupied in Syria since October 9, 2019. Senators Van Hollen and Graham introduced their legislation in response to Turkey's actions again  more

Van Hollen, Cardin, Hoyer, Brown Announce New Partnership to Recruit Mental Health Professionals for Prince George's County Schools
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny Hoyer and Anthony G. Brown (all D-Md.) announced the recent award of more than $280,000 in federal funding to support a new partnership between Prince George's County, the University of Maryland College Park, and Bowie State University. Allocated through the U.S. Department of Education's Mental Health Service Professionals Demonstra  more

Van Hollen, Colleagues Call Out Trump Administration's Termination of Essential Air Service at Hagerstown Regional Airport
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Representative David Trone (all D-Md.) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), a member of the Senate Commerce Transportation and Safety Subcommitttee, today expressed their concerns to the Acting Under Secretary for Transportation Policy, the Honorable Joel Szabat, regarding the expected termination of the Essential Air Service (EAS) program at Hagers  more

Van Hollen, Graham Introduce Turkish Sanctions Legislation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) introduced the Countering Turkish Aggression Act of 2019, which would levy immediate, serious sanctions against Turkey following their invasion of northeastern Syria and their slaughter of the Kurdish people. The legislation would apply new sanctions to senior Turkish officials, including President Erdogan, key Turkish banks, mil  more

Van Hollen, Norton Resolution Congratulating Washington Mystics on Historic WNBA Title Passes Senate
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that their joint resolution congratulating the Washington Mystics for winning the 2019 WNBA Finals passed the U.S. Senate today. The Mystics' championship marks their first title after competing deep into the playoffs in 2017 and 2018. Van Hollen and Norton released the following statement. "The Washington Mysti  more

Van Hollen, Udall Introduce Legislation to End FEC Deadlock and Strengthen Campaign Finance Violations Enforcement
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Legislation follows the arrest of individuals with foreign ties charged with making illegal political donations for the benefit of foreign interests - FEC Chair continues to raise concerns that with only three out of six commissioners, the agency will not be able to investigate campaign finance violations, including foreign interference in the 2020 election * * * Today, U.S. Senators Chris   more