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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

House leaders offer tributes from floor to Elijah Cummings

  House leaders offer tributes from floor to Elijah Cummings Top lawmakers from both parties paid tribute on the House floor Thursday to House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), a longtime lawmaker respected by members of both parties whose death was announced earlier in the day.Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), who served in the Maryland delegation with Cummings for more than two decades, praised Cummings for his work on civil rights and his legislative accomplishments. "Today, myMajority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), who served in the Maryland delegation with Cummings for more than two decades, praised Cummings for his work on civil rights and his legislative accomplishments.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The late U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings , one of a handful of Democrats leading an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, will be honored in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday when a coffin carrying his remains will lie in state in the National Statuary

Elijah E Cummings , a senior Democrat who was a key player in the Trump impeachment inquiry, has died aged 68. Cummings , who chaired the House Oversight and Reform Committee, passed away at Baltimore's John Hopkins Hospital at 2.45am on Thursday, his office said.

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.

Funeral services set for US Rep. Elijah Cummings

  Funeral services set for US Rep. Elijah Cummings BALTIMORE (AP) — A wake and funeral for U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings will be held next week at the church where he worshipped for nearly four decades. New Psalmist Baptist Church spokeswoman Joi Thomas said in an email that services for the Maryland Democrat are scheduled for Oct. 25. She said the wake will begin at 8 a.m., followed by the funeral at 10 a.m. Bishop Walter S. Thomas Jr., the church's pastor, will deliver the eulogy in the 4,000-seat sanctuary.The Baltimore Sun first reported the funeral details.Cummings died Thursday at age 68 due to complications from longstanding health problems.Cummings was the powerful chairman of a U.S.

The National Statuary Hall Collection holds statues donated by each of the United States , depicting notable persons in the histories of the respective states .

Elijah E. Cummings , the Maryland Democrat who served as chairman of the powerful House “The death of Chairman Cummings leaves an irreplaceable void in our hearts, in our Maryland and in our His passing will undoubtedly be felt by the people of Baltimore and by people all across our state and

[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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Trump recognizes Cummings during address at historically black college .
President Trump offered his "warmest respects" to the family and friends of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Friday as lawmakers and multiple former presidents and political figures paid tribute to the longtime Baltimore-area congressman.During a speech at a historically black college in Columbia, S.C., Trump recognized the Maryland congressman for his passion, recalling an Oval Office meeting during which he and the Democratic lawmaker discussed lowering prescription drug prices. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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