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Politics Elijah Cummings to be remembered by Obama, Clintons at funeral

11:20  25 october  2019
11:20  25 october  2019 Source:   usatoday.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.

Elijah Cummings ' funeral on Friday, according to reports. Former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton , former Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton , and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) are expected to speak at the late Rep.

Representative Cummings ' office released a list late Wednesday of the 10 pallbearers and 15 speakers slated for the funeral Friday at the New Psalmist Baptist Church in Cummings ' hometown of Baltimore. Cummings , 68, a civil rights champion and 22-year veteran of the House of Representatives

WASHINGTON – Rep. Elijah Cummings' legacy and life will continue to be honored Friday morning, as former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are set to speak at the late-congressman's funeral.

Cummings laid in state in Statuary Hall Thursday, making him the the first black lawmaker to do so in the Capitol. Cummings, who represented portions of Baltimore, died last week at 68 due to complications related to longstanding health issues.

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.

Constituents, friends and other mourners gathered at a historically black college in Baltimore to honor the life of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings in the first of a series of planned services. (Oct.23) AP, AP.

Elijah Cummings will be remembered by congressional leaders and colleagues as he lies in state at the Capitol. BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Former President Barack Obama will speak at the funeral for Rep. Elijah Cummings in Baltimore Friday, a spokesperson confirms.

In addition to Obama and the Clintons, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and former Rep. Kweisi Mfume, who Cummings succeeded in a special election in 1996, will give remarks at Cummings' funeral.

The funeral will be held at the New Psalmist Baptist Church, where the late-congressman worshiped for nearly 40 years. A public viewing will take place at 8 a.m. ET and the funeral will take place at 10 a.m.

Obama spokeswoman Katie Hill said in a tweet Wednesday night that the former president was asked by Cummings' widow, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, to "deliver remarks about the remarkable life and legacy of one of this country’s finest public servants." Cummings was an early supporter of Obama's 2008 presidential run and was personal friends with the former president.

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

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

Former U.S. presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton , along with former presidential candidate and Senator Hillary Clinton , are among a who's-who list of The hearse transporting Congressman Elijah Cummings for a public viewing is parked at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S

Former U.S. presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton , along with former presidential candidate and Senator Hillary Clinton , are among a who's-who list of The hearse transporting Congressman Elijah Cummings for a public viewing is parked at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S

Obama said in a statement following Cummings death last week that the Maryland Democrat showed the "necessity of good people stewarding" the checks and balances within the United States' democracy.

"Steely yet compassionate, principled yet open to new perspectives, Chairman Cummings remained steadfast in his pursuit of truth, justice and reconciliation," Obama said in the statement. "It's a tribute to his native Baltimore that one of its own brought such character, tact and resolve into the halls of power every day."

Bill Clinton in a statement last week said Cummings "was a resounding voice of moral courage who fought the good fights for the people of Baltimore." In a statement last week, Hillary Clinton said Cummings was "a man of principle who championed truth, justice and kindness. He fiercely loved his country and the people he served."

Friday's funeral follows several days of memorials for Cummings. Mourners paid respects to Cummings on Wednesday as his body lay in repose at Morgan State University, a historically black college in Cummings' district. He served on the school's Board of Regents for 19 years.

Elijah Cummings to 'lie in state' in Capitol's Statuary Hall in new arrangement

  Elijah Cummings to 'lie in state' in Capitol's Statuary Hall in new arrangement The late Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., will “lie in state” this Thursday in Statuary Hall of the Capitol ahead of his funeral in Baltimore on Friday, officials announced. Lawmakers from both parties are set to speak in remembrance of the House Oversight Committee chairman at a Statuary Hall arrival ceremony Thursday morning, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C.

The hearse transporting Congressman Elijah Cummings for a public viewing is parked at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. October 23, 2019. Obama ’s spokeswoman Katie Hill said in a statement late Wednesday that the former U.S. president was requested to speak by Cummings ’

Elijah Cummings began Thursday and will continue with a high-profile set of speakers — including former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton — at a funeral Obama ’s spokesperson confirmed on Twitter that Cummings ’s widow, and chair of the Maryland Democratic Party, Maya Rockeymoore

On Thursday morning, family, friends and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle gathered on Capitol Hill to pay tribute.

Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Rep. Mark Meadows were among several attendees who made remarks Thursday.

Meadows, R-N.C., passionately described his friendship with Cummings, his eyes glistening as he held back tears.

"Some had classified it as an unexpected friendship," Meadows said of their bipartisan relationship in a highly partisan era. "But for those of that know Elijah, it’s not unexpected."

Cummings casket was open to the public to view following the memorial service. Hundreds lined up Thursday afternoon to say their final goodbyes to the late-congressman.

Contributing: William Cummings

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Elijah Cummings to be remembered by Obama, Clintons at funeral

Maryland governor sets special election date to fill Cummings' seat .
The special general election will be April 28 — the same day as the state's presidential primaryRepublican Governor Larry Hogan issued a proclamation on Monday that orders a special primary election for the 7th Congressional District, which includes Baltimore, to be held February 4. The special general election will be April 28 — the same day as the state's presidential primary.

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