Rep. Elijah Cummings
Democrat • 7th District, Maryland • 10th Term • Sworn In 1996
- 14 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 183 of 436) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 95 of 436)
- 282 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 144 of 438) 11 Made Into Law (Ranks 194 of 438)
Cummings was born January 18, 1951 in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated with honors from Baltimore City College High School in 1969. He later attended Howard University in Washington, DC. He became a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and graduated in 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Cummings attended law school at the University of Maryland, graduating in 1976 and entering the Maryland Bar in December 1976. He practiced law for 19 years before first being elected to the U.S. House in 1996 elections. http://www.house.gov/cummings/biography.htm
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.http://www.house.gov/cummings/biography.htm Read More...
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- House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
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- House Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi
- Joint Economic Committee
Most Recent Sponsored Bills
H.R.4391 - Proprietary Education Oversight Coordination Improvement ActReferred to the Subcommittee Jun 13, 2014 1 Views
To establish the Proprietary Education Oversight Coordination Committee.
H.R.4197 - All Circuit Review Extension ActMessage on Senate action sent Sep 11, 2014 7 Views
To amend title 5, United States Code, to extend the period of certain authority with respect to judicial review of Merit Systems Protection Bo...
H.R.3694 - Net Price Calculator Improvement ActReferred to the Subcommittee Jan 22, 2014 3 Views
To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to make technical improvements to the Net Price Calculator system so that prospective students may h...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.5489Referred to the House Committee Sep 16, 2014 2 Views
To provide for youth jobs, and for other purposes.
H.R.5492Referred to the House Committee Sep 16, 2014 1 Views
To amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 to strengthen the independence of the Inspectors General, and for other purposes.
H.R.5407 - Transparency in Policing Act of 2014Referred to the House Committee Sep 08, 2014 26 Views
To direct the Attorney General to conduct a study on the cost of the purchase and use of body cameras by State and local law enforcement agenc...
Recent Voting History
S. 1603: Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: S 1603 Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation ActAye (with party)September 16, 2014
H.R. 5461: Restoring Proven Financing for American Employers Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 5461 To clarify the application of certain leverage and risk-based requirements under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, to improve upon the definitions provided for points and fees in connection with a mortgage transaction, and for other purposesNay (against party)September 16, 2014
H.R. 5405: Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 5405 To make technical corrections to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, to enhance the ability of small and emerging growth companies to access capital through public and private markets, to reduce regulatory burdens, and for other purposesNay (with party)September 16, 2014