Elijah E. Cummings

Elijah E. Cummings


U.S. Representative from Maryland's 7th District, dedicated to serving and empowering the people I’m sworn to represent. RT's and Follows are not endorsements.

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Today, I joined advocates in Baltimore at a rally honoring all the lives tragically lost to gun violence. I hear the urgent pleas from my constituents who are begging for more than thoughts and prayers. Enough is enough. We must #DoSomething  to end gun violence.

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In 2017, Black women earned, on average, $0.61 for every $1.00 made by white, non-Hispanic male workers. Today, we must acknowledge that the pay gap is compounded by race. Men and women, regardless of race, deserve #EqualPayForEqualWork . #BlackWomenEqualPay 

Every day, I wake up with one goal: to make sure our children & generations yet unborn will reach their God-given potential—& that the future we are creating is a brighter one for every child. I appreciate all we learned today about the work being done to achieve that goal.

I was pleased to be joined by federal, state, & city leaders; experts; service providers; & trauma survivors who are working to make our city stronger & safer for children.

The science is clear. Traumatic experiences can injure the developing brains of children, create life-long impairments to their ability to manage stress and regulate emotions, and significantly increase the likelihood of negative health outcomes and even death.

With Planned Parenthood being forced out of the Title X program, the effect of the Trump Admin’s ideologically-motivated gag rule is clear. It will be harder for millions of Americans to access the healthcare they need. The Admin must reverse course immediately.

In February, I helped the House pass #HR8  , the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, to require background checks for firearm transfers between private parties. The Senate must consider this legislation immediately. We must act for our children & the generations yet unborn.

Music can bring life to life and heal our emotional wounds. Tonight, I had the honor to listen to JeffMajors and the Network of Doves’ Healing Concert for substance and opioid users. I thank him for bringing light and beauty to this crisis.

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Mr. President, I go home to my district daily. Each morning, I wake up, and I go and fight for my neighbors. It is my constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the Executive Branch. But, it is my moral duty to fight for my constituents.

I'm begging the American people to pay attention to what is going on. Because if you want to have a democracy intact for your children, and your children's children, and generations yet unborn we've got to guard this moment…this is our watch.

RT if you think Washington Republicans are aiding and abetting the Trump Administration’s #CultureOfCorruption  by refusing to hold it accountable! #ForThePeople 

The baseless GOP attacks against are beneath the dignity of the House. They damage this institution & degrade our ability to serve as an INDEPENDENT check on the executive branch. , thank you for tirelessly protecting our democracy. #IStandWithSchiff 

Mr. President, it's completely disrespectful to call @NancyPelosi  names while on the hallowed grounds of Normandy. These political attacks were not only disrespectful, but they were wrong. The memory of America’s heroes deserve better—our country must be better than this.

Nobody is above the law—not even the President. The #MuellerReport  generated 37 criminal indictments and found 10 instances where the President obstructed justice. Every American needs to know about the crimes and obstruction outlined in the report. #RetweetTheReport 

Dr. Ford passed a lie detector test and asked for an FBI investigation. Will Judge Kavanaugh do the same?

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