Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings Dies at 68

Maria Perez
Oct 17, 2019 - 2:07
Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings Dies at 68

MMaryland Representative Elijah Cummings, a civil rights leader and chairman of the House and Oversight Reform Committee, has died at age 68. A statement from his office obtained by NBC News states that the Democratic representative died on October 17 due to “complications concerning longstanding health challenges.” The congressman died at around 2:30 a.m. Eastern at Gilchrist Hospice Care, according to the statement. Since 1996, Cummings had represented Maryland’s 7th Congressional District and served 12 terms in the House of Representatives, the...

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