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House Democrats offer resolution to scold Issa over 'offensive' behavior

House Democrats offer resolution to scold Issa over 'offensive' behavior

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- House Democrats offered a resolution on the floor Thursday to condemn Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., for his "offensive" behavior towards Rep. Elijah Cummings
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Dems: Issa missed chance to cite Lois Lerner for contempt of Congress

Dems: Issa missed chance to cite Lois Lerner for contempt of Congress

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- House Oversight Committee head Darrell Issa, R-Calif., blew a chance to hold ex-IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress last week, an analysis said.
Issa apologizes to Cummings for cutting off mic during hearing

Issa apologizes to Cummings for cutting off mic during hearing

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., apologized to Elijah Cummings, D-Md., for cutting him off during a hearing on alleged IRS abuses.
House tables CBC resolution condemning Issa for committee actions

House tables CBC resolution condemning Issa for committee actions

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Thursday rejected a resolution condemning Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., for shutting down a committee hearing without letting any Democrat speak.
Cummings to Issa: 'One-side investigation ... un-American'

Cummings to Issa: 'One-side investigation ... un-American'

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., rapped Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., Wednesday, calling his "one-sided investigation" into the IRS "un-American."
Elijah Cummings loses it when Darrell Issa cuts off his mic at hearing

Elijah Cummings loses it when Darrell Issa cuts off his mic at hearing

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- A congressional hearing turned into a verbal slugging match when Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa cut off the mic of Ranking Member Elijah Cummings.
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IRS official Lois Lerner refuses to testify

IRS official Lois Lerner refuses to testify

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- Lois Lerner invoked the Fifth, refusing to testify before a House committee investigating what they say was a deliberate attempt to limit GOP donors' influence.
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House passes bill to ease Freedom of Information Act requests

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill that would ease Freedom of Information Act requests and speed up response times.

House bill mandates notification of breach of health information

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Legislation to require the government to notify people when their personal information on the HealthCare.gov website is breached was passed Friday by the House.
House panel report critical of Obamacare navigators

House panel report critical of Obamacare navigators

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A Republican-led U.S. House panel accused Affordable Care Act navigators of errors and risking privacy, but the ranking Democrat called it more obstruction.

Cummings demands Issa withdraw subpoena of White House tech guru

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A House panel's ranking Democrat demanded its Republican chairman pull a subpoena of an official working to fix the U.S. government's health insurance website.

AIG chief: Lynching comment 'poor choice of words'

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- AIG's chief said he made a "poor choice of words" when he equated criticism of bonuses at the bailed-out U.S. insurer with the lynching of blacks in the South.
Issa requests IRS official's personal emails

Issa requests IRS official's personal emails

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. House Republicans investigating Internal Revenue Service handling of applications for tax-exempt status asked an IRS official turn over personal emails.

Suspicious substance found on door of Rep. Cummings' office

BALTIMORE, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The FBI is investigating a suspicious substance found at the Baltimore office of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., a fire department spokesman said Wednesday.

Issa accuses IRS acting director of obstruction

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa Tuesday accused the acting Internal Revenue Service commissioner of obstructing an investigation into alleged partisan favoritism.
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Elijah Eugene Cummings (born January 18, 1951) is the U.S. Representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district, serving since 1996. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes just over half of Baltimore City, as well as most of Howard County. He previously served in the Maryland House of Delegates.

Cummings was born in Baltimore and graduated with honors from Baltimore City College in 1969. He later attended Howard University in Washington, DC, where he served in student government as sophomore class president, Student Government treasurer and later Student Government President. He became a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and graduated in 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Cummings attended law school at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, graduating in 1976 and entering the Maryland Bar in December 1976. He practiced law for 19 years before first being elected to the House in the 1996 elections.

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