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)
Posted October 17, 2019 at 12:56pm

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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