Elijah Cummings

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Democratic Maryland

U.S. House (Maryland 7)


Family: Wife: Maya; 3 Children

Born: 01/18/1951 Baltimore, MD

Home: Baltimore, Maryland

Religion: Baptist

Education: JD, University of Maryland, 1976 BA, Political Science, Howard University, 1973

Profession: Private Practice Attorney, 1980-1996 Newspaper Columnist Attorney, Cummings and Dashiell

Political: Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1996-present Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1980-1996 Speaker Pro Tempore, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1995

Congressional Membership: Chair, Governor's Commission on Black Males, 1990-present Member/Former Chair, Congressional Black Caucus Co-Founder/Chair, Congressional Caucus Drug Policy Member, Get Out of Iraq Caucus Co-Chair, House AIDS Working Group Member, House Task Force on Health Care Reform Former Chair, Maryland Legislative Black Caucus Member, Port Security Caucus Member, Progressive Caucus

Organization Membership: Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1976-present Founder, Maryland Boot Camp Aftercare Program, 1991 Board Member, Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America Board Member, Elijah Cummings Youth Program in Israel Board Member, Institute of Human Virology Chair, Maritime for Primary and Secondary Education Coalition Board Member, Maryland Zoo Board Member, Morgan State University Board Member, National Aquarium in Baltimore Member, New Psalmist Baptist Church Member, Phi Beta Kappa Member, Phi Delta Kappa Board Member, United States Naval Academy Advisory Committee Member, Yale-Howard Nursing Partnership Center to Reduce Health Disparities


Joint Economic Committee

Oversight and Government Reform

Subcommittee on Aviation

Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation

Subcommittee on Domestic Policy

Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia

Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials

Transportation and Infrastructure


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