WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06:  Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) (R) pauses during a news conference March 6, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Top House Democrats held a news conference to discuss the incident that committee chairman Darrel Issa (R-CA) has shut down a hearing on the IRS targeting scandal without letting the Democrats to make comments before the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Elijah Cummings


Elijah Cummings is currently the U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 7th congressional district and has served in this capacity since 1996. Prior to this position, he served in the Maryland House of Delegates. Cummings, a Howard University alum, also served on numerous Maryland boards and commissions including the Board of Visitors to the United States Naval Academy and the Elijah Cummings Youth Program in Israel. Aside from his political efforts, he writes a biweekly column for the Baltimore Afro-American newspaper and is an active member of the New Psalmist Baptist Church.  (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)