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US Hours before passing, Elijah Cummings signed subpoenas directed to two US immigration agencies

01:40  18 october  2019
01:40  18 october  2019 Source:   cnn.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 was kept busy to the very end of his life leading an investigation into Donald Trump before passing away at the age of 68 on Wednesday, his aides have said. The chairman of the House Oversight Committee was signing subpoenas from his hospital bed, one aide told the New York

Elijah Cummings , one of the most influential Democrats in Congress and a key figure in the Born to poor farmers who tended leased land, Cummings worked as a trial lawyer before winning his seat The representative criticized immigration policies that split families and have led to the deaths of six

a man wearing a suit and tie: In this Aug. 7, 2019, photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington.  U.S. Rep. Cummings has died from complications of longtime health challenges, his office said in a statement on Oct. 17, 2019.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)© Patrick Semansky/AP In this Aug. 7, 2019, photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. U.S. Rep. Cummings has died from complications of longtime health challenges, his office said in a statement on Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

In one of his last official acts before his death, the late House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings signed two subpoenas for documents related to a temporary end to a policy change that allowed some immigrants with severe health issues to remain in the US.

Hours before his passing, staffers drove the subpoenas to Baltimore for Cummings' signature, said a Democratic committee aide.

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.

We fail Elijah Cummings when we make his legacy about Trump The Independent20:21. In the last half- hour . 'He was in it for the people': Baltimore mourns Elijah Cummings The Guardian20:11. Elijah Cummings ' signed Trump impeachment subpoenas in hospital bed' The Independent18:28.

House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings said Friday he will issue what he has previously called a "friendly subpoena " to the accounting firm that prepared several The accounting firm, Mazars USA , had requested such a subpoena from the committee before providing records, and Cummings wrote

"Chairman Cummings felt so strongly about the children, that he was going to fight until the end," said the aide.

Cummings' office announced the death of the veteran Maryland Democratic lawmaker on Thursday morning.

A House Oversight subcommittee held a hearing on the policy change last month included emotional testimony from witnesses who, due to their medical conditions, were granted relief from deportation and were left in limbo following the administration's move to revoke that policy.

"I don't want to die," Jonathan Sanchez, 16, told lawmakers. Sanchez, who came to the US seeking treatment for cystic fibrosis, warned that his home country of Honduras is not prepared to treat his disease.

The decision to no longer consider non-military requests for deferred action -- temporary relief from deportation -- sparked immediate backlash, as undocumented families and lawyers scrambled to obtain answers on the abrupt change in policy. The decision was reversed, but lawmakers have continued to press the administration over the move.

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.

They entrusted us to draft and pass legislation to do such vital things as protecting their healthcare, lowering their drug prices, guarding their right to Elijah Cummings says he is, too. The Baltimore Democrat’s battles usually involve pushing back as best he can on Trump administration policies and

Elijah E. Cummings , D-Md., died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications concerning longstanding health challenges, his Elijah Cummings , the powerful House Democrat who represented Baltimore for more than two decades and was a vocal critic of President Trump

Last week, Cummings wrote in a memo to members that he planned to subpoena acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli and acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Matthew Albence to testify on October 17 and produce documents. Both agreed to voluntarily testify.

"The Committee has tried for more than a month to obtain this information voluntarily, but USCIS and ICE have obstructed the investigation," wrote Cummings. The hearing has been postponed to October 24.

The subpoenas signed by Cummings on Wednesday request records related to the decision to end deferred action, including emails, memoranda, and guidance "discussing the rationale and transition process for the deferred action policy change." They also request documents regarding the collaboration between ICE and USCIS before the change took effect.

The subpoenas were delivered to the agencies on Wednesday afternoon.

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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