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Politics Rep. Elijah Cummings lies in repose; visitors pay respects

18:35  23 october  2019
18:35  23 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

US Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore has died

  US Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore has died BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications from longstanding health challenges, his congressional office said. A sharecropper's son, Cummings became the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that investigated President Donald Trump, and was a formidable orator who passionately advocated for the poor in his black-majority district, which encompasses a large portion of Baltimore as well as more well-to-do suburbs.

Elijah Cummings will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol next week before his funeral, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday. Rep . Elijah Cummings , D-Md., died Thursday after longstanding health issues. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo.

Maryland Rep . Elijah Cummings will lie in state in National Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol on He predicted the 4,000-seat sanctuary will overflow with people paying respects as lawmakers from On Wednesday, Cummings will lie in repose at Morgan State University, where he served on the Board

Video by CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE  — The body of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings is lying in repose at a historically black college in Baltimore ahead of the first in a series of services.

A tan hearse with a U.S. House of Representatives seal carrying Cummings' body arrived Wednesday morning at Morgan State University's Murphy Fine Arts Center. A group of mourners led by Cummings' widow, Maya Rockeymoore, followed pallbearers who wheeled the black casket with silver trimmings into the building.

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.

Elijah Cummings , D-Md., ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cummings will lie in repose Wednesday at Morgan State University. A tribute service will follow the public viewing. It will include remarks from his

Elijah Cummings , D-Md., ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cummings will lie in repose Wednesday at Morgan State University. A tribute service will follow the public viewing. It will include remarks from his

Mourners, including Maya Rockeymoore, right, widow of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings follow behind pallbearers walking with the congressman's body while arriving at Morgan State University ahead of a public viewing, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez): Mourners, including Maya Rockeymoore, right, widow of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, follow behind pallbearers walking with the congressman's body while arriving at Morgan State University ahead of a public viewing on Oct. 23, 2019, in Baltimore.© Provided by The Associated Press Mourners, including Maya Rockeymoore, right, widow of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, follow behind pallbearers walking with the congressman's body while arriving at Morgan State University ahead of a public viewing on Oct. 23, 2019, in Baltimore. The auditorium opened to the public shortly after 10 a.m. and a large group of people waiting in line have begun to enter the viewing area. A tribute service was scheduled for Wednesday evening.

The Maryland congressman died Thursday .

The university is in Cummings' congressional district, and he served on its Board of Regents for 19 years.

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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