Elijah Cummings

INTERVIEW: Protecting Democracy – An Interview with Sen. Nina Turner

“A Bernie Sanders presidency means an America where folks don’t die because they’ve got to rotate out their insulin to make sure it lasts. We are looking for an America where hospitals are not closing but are expanding services to vulnerable communities. We want a healthcare system that is not commodified. That’s it and that’s all.” — Senator Nina Turner

Houston, We Have A Problem: America, Spacetripping With Trump

This is not a drill. “Houston, we have a problem,” or more historically and currently correct, “Houston, we’ve had a problem, here.” It’s not a problem of a ship in space, but rather the ship of state, setting aside its best-documents claims and making a hard right turn towards its worst-practices. And both the captain and crew are unrepentantly and defiantly doing and saying immoral, mad, mean-spirited and small-minded things.

Mueller: Special Counsel Probe Did Not Exonerate Trump

Special counsel Robert Mueller courtesy photo WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller said Wednesday he was legally barred from charging President Donald Trump with a crime but pointedly emphasized that his Russia report did not exonerate the president. If he could have cleared Trump of obstruction of justice he “would have said so,” Mueller declared. The special counsel’s remarks, his first in public since being tasked two years ago with investigating Russian interference to help Trump win the 2016 presidential election, stood as a strong rebuttal to Trump’s repeated claims that he was exonerated and that the inquiry was

Elijah Cummings and John Katko Shaheen Issue Bipartisan Statement Urging Trump Administration to Move Forward with Tubman on the $20

Washington, DC – Representative Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Representative John Katko (R-NY), and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the authors of the Harriet Tubman Tribute Act of 2019, issued the following statement: “When it was announced that Harriet Tubman’s likeness would appear on the redesign of the twenty, it was an inspirational moment for women and girls, and the African American community,” said Cummings, Katko, and Shaheen.  “We are very concerned that the administration is stalling this historic effort.  We urge the administration to follow through and expedite the redesign of the twenty.  In lieu of progress by the Treasury

Trump, Business Organization Sue Democratic House Chairman Elijah Cummings, After Cummings Subpoenas Years of the Trump’s Financial Records

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his business organization sued the Democratic chairman of the House oversight committee on Monday to block a subpoena that seeks years of the president’s financial records. The complaint, filed in federal court in Washington, says the subpoena from Rep. Elijah Cummings “has no legitimate legislative purpose” and accuses Democrats of harassing Trump and wielding their new majority in Congress to try to stain the president’s standing. “Instead of working with the President to pass bipartisan legislation that would actually benefit Americans, House Democrats are singularly obsessed with finding something they can use to

Rep. Elijah Cummings Statement on Partial Government Shutdown

Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) issued the following statement on the partial government shutdown: “President Trump and Congressional Republicans forced the government to partially shut down.  Because of this shutdown, over 800,000 federal employees will go without pay over the holiday season.  This shutdown was completely avoidable, and Congressional Democrats offered multiple options to keep the government open.  However, the President and Congressional Republicans decided to proceed with this shutdown because of the President’s demand that taxpayers foot the bill for his border wall; the same wall the President promised the American people they would not have to pay to