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Politics Elijah Cummings to lie in state in Statuary Hall ahead of Friday funeral

02:05  19 october  2019
02:05  19 october  2019 Source:   rollcall.com

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Elijah E. Cummings will lie in state in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall Thursday before a Friday funeral in his home district of Baltimore. On Friday , many lawmakers will likely head north to Baltimore for his funeral services — an 8 a.m. viewing and a 10 a.m. service to be held at New Psalmist Baptist Church.

Elijah Cummings one last time. Cummings , who died Oct. 17, was lying in state inside the U.S. Capitol on A low buzz of whispers and chatting filled Statuary Hall ahead of the memorial service. Cummings ' funeral will be held Friday at the New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore, where he

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings will lie in state in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall Thursday before a Friday funeral in his home district of Baltimore.

a group of people sitting in chairs: Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. listens to testimony before Select Committee on Intelligence hearing involving allegations of CIA involvement in the crack cocaine epidemic on Oct. 23, 1996. (Maureen Keating/CQ Roll Call file photo)© Provided by CQ Roll Call, Inc. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. listens to testimony before Select Committee on Intelligence hearing involving allegations of CIA involvement in the crack cocaine epidemic on Oct. 23, 1996. (Maureen Keating/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Many lawmakers are expected to attend the memorial service for the House Oversight and Reform Committee chairman, which will be held Thursday morning. The ceremony will be held Thursday morning and will be open to members of Congress, the Cummings family and invited guests.

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Elijah Cummings Elijah Cummings dies funeral Congress. And after lying in repose at Morgan State University in Baltimore—where On Thursday, Cummings will lie in state in the National Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol and become the first black lawmaker to do so, according to Politico.

Elijah Cummings will lie in state in National Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, ahead of a funeral service. There will be a public viewing Morgan State University President Dr. David Wilson said in a statement on Thursday that the university is "deeply saddened by the loss of one our fiercest

[Rep. Elijah Cummings fondly remembered by Democrats, Republicans]

Following the memorial service, there will be a public viewing. Additional details will be announced at a later date, a release from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office said.

Cummings died on Oct. 17 at the age of 68, after complications arising from longtime health issues, according to a statement from his office. The Maryland lawmaker saw himself as a champion for civil rights, his Baltimore constituents and democracy during his more than two decades in Congress.

On Friday, many lawmakers will likely head north to Baltimore for his funeral services — an 8 a.m. viewing and a 10 a.m. service to be held at New Psalmist Baptist Church.

[Elijah E. Cummings in Congress, 1996-2019]

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