Elijah Cummings Biography
Elijah Eugene Cummings is an American politician and the U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 7th congressional district, currently serving in his 13th term in the House, having served since 1996 The district includes just over half of Baltimore City, most of the majority-black precincts of Baltimore County, as well as most of Howard County. He previously served in the Maryland House of Delegates. He is a member of the Democratic Party and current chair of the United States House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
….a look, the facts speak far louder than words! The Democrats always play the Race Card, when in fact they have done so little for our Nation’s great African American people. Now, lowest unemployment in U.S. history, and only getting better. Elijah Cummings has failed badly!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2019
Someone please explain to Nancy Pelosi, who was recently called racist by those in her own party, that there is nothing wrong with bringing out the very obvious fact that Congressman Elijah Cummings has done a very poor job for his district and the City of Baltimore. Just take…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2019
Elijah Cummings Age
He is 58 years old.
Elijah Cummings Early life
Cummings was born on January 18, 1951, in Baltimore, the son of Ruth Elma (née Cochran) and Robert Cummings.
Elijah Cummings Parents, Family
He was the third child of seven.
Elijah Cummings Education
Cummings graduated with honors from the Baltimore City College high school in 1969. He later attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he served in the student government as sophomore class president, student government treasurer and later student government president. He became a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and graduated in 1973 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
Cummings graduated from law school at the University of Maryland School of Law, receiving his J.D. in 1976, and was admitted to the Maryland Bar later that year. He practiced law for 19 years before first being elected to the House in the 1996 elections.
Cummings has received 12 honorary doctoral degrees from universities across America, most recently an honorary doctorate of public service from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2017.
Rep. Elijah Cummings: “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 have got to guard this moment.” https://t.co/q6dAso3F8j
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 28, 2019
Elijah Cummings Career
For 14 years, Cummings served in the Maryland House of Delegates. His predecessor, Lena King Lee, raised funds and campaigned for him; years later, Cummings credited her with launching his political career. In the Maryland General Assembly, he served as Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland and was the first African American in Maryland history to be named Speaker Pro Tempore, the second-highest position in the House of Delegates.
Cummings also serves on several boards and commissions, both in and out of Baltimore. Those include SEED Schools of Maryland Board of Directors and the University of Maryland Board of Advisors.
Elijah Cummings Net Worth
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Trump calls Baltimore a ‘disgusting, rat-infested mess’
Baltimore Sun Editorial Board rips into Trump for his attacks on Elijah Cummings: “Better to have some vermin living in your neighborhood than to be one.” https://t.co/7eZAKglWEb
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 28, 2019
President Donald Trump has slammed Rep. Elijah Cummings as ‘a brutal bully,’ saying that the congressman’s Baltimore district is a ‘rat and rodent-infested mess.’
Trump’s remarks in a series of tweets from the White House on Saturday morning referenced the House Oversight Committee Chairman’s harsh remarks at an immigration hearing earlier this month.
It also follows Cummings’ move to subpoena new White House records on Thursday, and a Saturday morning segment on Fox and Friends contrasting Cumming’s concern for migrants at the border with conditions in his own district.
‘Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the worst in the USA,’ Trump wrote.
Trump added: ‘Why is so much money sent to the Elijah Cummings district when it is considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States.
‘No human being would want to live there. Where is all this money going? How much is stolen? Investigate this corrupt mess immediately!’
Cummings fired back in his own tweets soon after: ‘Mr. President, I go home to my district daily. Each morning, I wake up, and I go and fight for my neighbors.’
Sen. Elizabeth Warren: “Elijah Cummings is one of my dearest friends. He is a good man through and through, and he fights for what is just in this country. To be attacked by a President issuing racist tweets is beyond insulting, it is disgusting.” pic.twitter.com/UmQ3N9wnPS
— The Hill (@thehill) July 28, 2019
It comes a week after Cummings exploded at Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan over conditions in facilities used to detain migrants and house unaccompanied migrant children at the southern border.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Trump lashed out at Cummings in a series of tweets on Saturday morning
- Called the Maryland congressman ‘a brutal bully’ from a ‘disgusting’ district
- Slammed Cummings for remarks in a hearing on border condition this month
- Comes days after Cummings sought new subpoenas for White House
- House Dems want to investigate Jared Kushner’s use of WhatsApp
- A Republican official in Baltimore also appeared on Fox and Friends on Saturday
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls Trump’s jab at Cummings ‘racist’