March 16, 2001
Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore recently spoke at The Sun with Richard C. Gross, editor of the Opinion * Commentary page, about Baltimore's needs and how the state and Congress might fill some of them. You said the state isn't doing enough for Baltimore. What should it be doing? One of the things the state has to do is give more money for drug treatment. Baltimore is definitely a city that's on the move, and we are getting stronger every day. But we can get stronger faster if the state gave more with regard to drug treatment and helped us make sure that those drug treatment dollars work for or are used to provide the most effective treatment.
September 27, 2012
As the Federal Reserve begins another round of money-printing disguised as monetary policy (Quantitive Easing, Round Number 3), it is instructive to review the congressional scorecard of those congressmen who continue to give the Fed this power. Congressman Elijah Cummings and John Sarbanes both voted against the "Audit the Fed" bill passed by the House in July. Both men, particularly Elijah Cummings, represent people who will be profoundly harmed by the inflation that inevitably occurs after reckless monetary policy.
December 21, 2007
This week's guest is Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland. Jamison Hensley Seahawks, 27-10 If Cleo Lemon tore up the Ravens' secondary, imagine what Matt Hasselbeck will do. Edward Lee Seahawks, 34-17 The Seahawks can't run, but they won't need to if the Ravens' secondary is without Samari Rolle again. Rick Maese Seahawks, 27-16 If you're looking for the perfect last-minute gift, buy a Troy Smith jersey - then start praying. Or buy a Steve McNair jersey - while they last. Don Markus Seahawks, 24-21 Another heartbreaking loss, but at least it's to a good team.
May 6, 2014
Rep. Elijah Cummings, like so many elected officials, would rather defend his party at all cost and retain his position of power than defend truth and his sworn oath ( "Benghazi probe puts Cummings back in spotlight," May 2). It is obvious that the Obama administration's incompetence and lack of leadership has resulted in bungled situation after situation, including the response to the terrorist attack in Libya. The fight took several hours yet planes and other resources less than two hours away in Italy remained grounded.
June 14, 2011
The funeral for the nephew of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings has been scheduled for Saturday in Baltimore, the congressman's office said Tuesday. Christopher Cummings, 20, who had just completed his junior year at Old Dominion University, was shot to death in the house where he lived with other students near the Norfolk, Va., campus. A housemate was critically wounded in the attack. Police have not identified a suspect or a motive. Public viewings for Christopher Cummings have been scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at March Funeral Home-West at 4300 Wabash Avenue.
March 4, 1996
ELIJAH E. CUMMINGS brings with him a tenacity gained in the Maryland House of Delegates that places him ahead of the Democratic field in the race to succeed Kweisi Mfume in Congress. A shrewd negotiator, someone able to compromise, is needed to make sure the 7th District isn't shortchanged. But in a deficit-reduction environment in which help for America's big cities won't come easily, the 7th's next representative must also be outspoken, willing to battle for constituents even when it appears the odds can't be overcome.