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Elijah E. Cummings

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  • U.S. drug clemency plan could reduce sentences of 200 Md. inmates

    U.S. drug clemency plan could reduce sentences of 200 Md. inmates
    The U.S Justice Department invited thousands of federal convicts on Wednesday to request their release from prison, a measure that could have an outsized effect in Baltimore, where U.S. prosecutors have worked closely with local authorities. The Obama...
  • Cummings and the tea party [Letter]

    Cummings and the tea party [Letter]
    It's interesting that Rep. Elijah Cummings has been doing everything in his power to block the investigation into IRS abuses regarding the tea party even as evidence surfaced indicating his staff made inquiries into one such organization ("House panel...
  • It's never too late to do the right thing [Letter]

    It's never too late to do the right thing [Letter]
    We, three retired health professionals, applaud Congressman Elijah Cummings for introducing HR 3120, the Comprehensive Dental Reform Act. His bill, identical to SB 1522, introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders, if enacted, would fill a gap in the health care...
  • Obamacare is not universal health care [Commentary]

    Mary is single, in her late 50s, widowed and earning about $2,000 a month cleaning bathrooms downtown. She's had no health insurance for the last decade, but she's received medical care when she needed it at free clinics and emergency rooms. But now it'...
  • IRS chief, House panel clash over scandal-related documents

    WASHINGTON — The head of the Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday that it would take years to turn over all the documents subpoenaed by the House Oversight and Government Reform committee in its investigation of the IRS' alleged targeting of...
  • House Democrats push to end congressional probe of Benghazi attacks

    House Democrats push to end congressional probe of Benghazi attacks
    WASHINGTON -- Democrats in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are demanding that Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Vista) end his “partisan” investigation of the September 2012 Benghazi attacks, which cost the lives of four Americans,...
  • Regional bus services shaken up as Howard launches new transit agency

    Regional bus services shaken up as Howard launches new transit agency
    Convinced it can spend less money yet provide better bus service, Howard County plans to cut out the organization that provides transportation to thousands of Central Marylanders each day and replace it with a new transit agency. Howard County...
  • Sharfstein tells Congress contractors are to blame

    Sharfstein tells Congress contractors are to blame
    Maryland's top health official told a congressional panel in Washington on Thursday that IT contractors were to blame for the state's troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act and suggested that the state may reimburse the federal government if it can...
  • Maryland lawmakers urge Obama to issue LGBT employment protections

    Maryland lawmakers urge Obama to issue LGBT employment protections
    More than half of the members of Maryland's congressional delegation signed a letter dated March 18 to President Barack Obama asking him to issue an executive order to prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers. Sens....
  • Dental reform act could save lives [Commentary]

    Dental reform act could save lives [Commentary]
    12-year-old Deamonte Driver of Prince George's County came home from school in February 2007 with a headache, which had started as a toothache days before. His mother, who made ends meet with low paying jobs, searched for a dentist who would accept...
  • House lawmakers spar as IRS official refuses to testify at hearing

    House lawmakers spar as IRS official refuses to testify at hearing
    A House committee hearing examining the Internal Revenue Service’s alleged targeting of conservative groups turned heated Wednesday when the panel's Republican chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, aggressively questioned a former IRS official even after she...