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WH adviser defies House subpoena (again)

WH adviser defies House subpoena (again)

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) --White House adviser David Simas was a no-show at a congressional Oversight Committee hearing Friday, despite a subpoena demanding he testify.
Gabrielle Levy
Issa: White House refusal to comply with subpoena 'deeply disturbing'

Issa: White House refusal to comply with subpoena 'deeply disturbing'

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) --When Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa held his hearing on the White House's political office, he did so without the witness he wanted in the hot seat.
Gabrielle Levy
True the Vote files lawsuit alleging 'double-voting' for Thad Cochran

True the Vote files lawsuit alleging 'double-voting' for Thad Cochran

WASHINGTON, July 2 (UPI) --Conservatives backing Chris McDaniel filed a lawsuit claiming that voters who supported Thad Cochran broke the law by also voting in the Democratic primary.
Gabrielle Levy
Benghazi suspect captured, headed to D.C. for arraignment

Benghazi suspect captured, headed to D.C. for arraignment

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) --The alleged mastermind of the 2012 attack in Benghazi that left four Americans dead was captured in a secret raid over the weekend, the Pentagon has confirmed.
Gabrielle Levy
Democrats join Benghazi committee with skepticism

Democrats join Benghazi committee with skepticism

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) --The Democrats may have agreed to join a House Select Committee on Benghazi, but they're making no effort to disguise their distaste for the process.
Gabrielle Levy
Pelosi names Democrats to Benghazi committee [UPDATE]

Pelosi names Democrats to Benghazi committee [UPDATE]

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) --Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi met with Speaker John Boehner Wednesday to discuss Democrats' participation in a special committee formed to investigate Benghazi.
Gabrielle Levy
House votes to form Select Committee on Benghazi

House votes to form Select Committee on Benghazi

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) --The House voted Thursday evening to establish a Select Committee that will investigate the terrorist attack that left four Americans dead in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012.
Gabrielle Levy
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
Aileen Graef
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.
Gabrielle Levy
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.
Gabrielle Levy

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.
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Incoming House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) (L) talks to Elijah Cummings (D-MD) before entering the house caucus leadership elections, in Washington on November 16, 2006. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch).
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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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