Rep. Elijah Cummings
Democrat • 7th District, Maryland • 11th Term • Sworn In 1996
- 3 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 145 of 352) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 3 of 352)
- 49 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 92 of 438) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 41 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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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
H.R.1055Referred to House Armed Services Feb 25, 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 4 Views
To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to amend the process by which students with certain special circumstances apply for Federal financia...
H.R.747 - Proprietary Education Oversight Coordination Improvement ActReferred to the House Committee Feb 05, 2015 0 Views
To establish the Proprietary Education Oversight Coordination Committee.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.Res.128Referred to House Judiciary Feb 26, 2015 19 Views
Recognizing the significance of the Greensboro Four Sit In.
H.R.1069Referred to the House Committee Feb 25, 2015 6 Views
To amend title 44, United States Code, to require information on contributors to Presidential library fundraising organizations, and for other...
H.Res.123Sponsor introductory remarks on measure Feb 24, 2015 24 Views
Expressing support for designation of August 6 as National Voting Rights Day.
Recent Voting History
H.R. 33: Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Concur in the Senate Amendment: H R 33 Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders ActAye (with party)February 27, 2015
H.R. 240: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015
On Motion to Instruct Conferees: H R 240 Making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposesAye (with party)February 27, 2015
H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
On Passage: H J RES 35 Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposesNay (with party)February 27, 2015