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Elijah E. Cummings in Congress, 1996-2019

Take a look back at his career

Rep. Elijah Cummings in 1996 (CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Rep. Elijah Cummings in 1996 (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Thirteen-term Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., died Thursday at the age of 68, after complications arising from longtime health issues, according to a statement from his office. He found himself in the national spotlight frequently in his role as the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, but most recently as a strong voice in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. 

The Maryland lawmaker saw himself as a champion for civil rights, his Baltimore constituents and democracy. A search through the CQ Roll Call and C-SPAN archives generated more than one could possibly watch in one sitting, but here is a short look back at his political life and legacy in under two-and-a-half minutes:

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