Rep. Elijah Cummings
Democrat • 7th District, Maryland • 11th Term • Sworn In 1996
- 4 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 179 of 401) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 7 of 401)
- 73 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 109 of 439) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 45 of 439)
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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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
H.R.1557Ordered to be Reported Mar 25, 2015 7 Views
To amend the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 to strengthen Federal antidiscrimination laws en...
H.R.1055 - Comprehensive Dental Reform Act of 2015Referred to the Subcommittee Mar 23, 2015 12 Views
To improve access to oral health care for vulnerable and underserved populations.
H.R.860 - FAFSA Fairness Act of 2015Referred to the House Committee Feb 11, 2015 2 Views
To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to amend the process by which students with certain special circumstances apply for Federal financia...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.1652Referred to the House Committee Mar 26, 2015 4 Views
To amend title 31, United States Code, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to provide for the purchase of paper United States savings bon...
H.R.1672Referred to House Ways and Means Mar 26, 2015 4 Views
To provide for the sealing or expungement of records relating to Federal nonviolent criminal offenses, and for other purposes.
H.R.1680Referred to the House Committee Mar 26, 2015 4 Views
To establish a pilot grant program to assist State and local law enforcement agencies in purchasing body-worn cameras for law enforcement offi...
Recent Voting History
H.R. 2: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015
On Passage: H R 2 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015Aye (with party)March 26, 2015
H.Res. 173: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and strengthen Medicare access by improving physician payments and making other improvements, to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes, and providing for proceedings during the period from March 27, 2015, through April 10, 2015.
On Agreeing to the Resolution: H RES 173 Providing for consideration of H. R. 2, Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015Aye (with party)March 26, 2015
H.Con.Res. 27: Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025.
On Agreeing to the Resolution, as Amended: H CON RES 27 Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025Nay (with party)March 25, 2015