Elijah Cummings


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This lawsuit is not just about a hotel in Washington, D.C. This is about the president defying a federal statute and denying our ability as members of Congress to fulfill our constitutional duty to act as a check on the executive branch. There is one thing, and one thing only, that has changed in this case. President Trump is now sitting in the Oval Office.feedback
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Nov 02 2017
Elijah Cummings has been quoted in 82 different articles. Most recently, Elijah Cummings has been quoted saying, “At first, Kelly seemed like a reasonable, straight shooter. But now it's clear that Trump has metastasized, and it's spread to Kelly. It's really, really unfortunate.” in an article called White House Chief of Staff’s Civil War Remarks Elicit an Angry Response. This is only one of 132 quotes from Elijah Cummings. To see more examples Elijah Cummings’s views and opinions, check out the section below. You can filter Elijah Cummings's quotes by date and by topic to see, for example, what Elijah Cummings said about expedition recently and in the past.
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Sep 05 2017 - Republican Party

Congress is under no obligation to enact President Trump's proposals, and I hope more sensible minds in Congress will understand the need for Republicans and Democrats to work together to fund agencies at the levels they need to carry out their critical missions. Republicans have been very clear that they will try to cut the pensions and take away the workplace protections of federal workers, such as veterans and disaster relief workers who are right now saving lives in Texas.feedback

Sep 05 2017 - Republican Party

Democrats will continue to fight to ensure that federal workers receive the pay and benefits they deserve and to protect our civil service from political pressure and influence.feedback

Aug 25 2017 - Mexican wall

President Trump promised the American people over and over and over again that they would not have to pay for his border wall. Yet now he apparently plans to hold the entire country hostage by shutting down the federal government in an effort to pry away billions of their hard-earned dollars for exactly this purpose.feedback

Aug 21 2017 - US Secret service

The hardworking men and women of the Secret Service put their lives on the line every day, and it is a travesty that they are not being paid for the hours they work. Congress cannot stand on the sidelines and complain – we need to act to ensure that Secret Service agents get every penny they deserve, period.feedback

Jul 21 2017

Columbia was a place where people intentionally came so that they could live together as one.feedback

Jul 11 2017

The soul of our very democracy depends on it. I remind my colleagues from both parties – the Constitution does not give Congress the right to remain silent in the face of this threat. We must investigate. And we must act on our findings.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

I have an interest in Bijan Kian and his interactions with General Flynn based on specific documents already obtained by the Committee.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Trump Presidency

Americans won't forget that @HouseGOP passed a 'mean' bill to rip healthcare from millions then celebrated @ the WH.feedback

Jun 07 2017 - Trump Presidency

She served with independence and tenacity to hold agency officials accountable when they retaliated against whistleblowers.feedback

May 25 2017 - Trump Presidency

Since he refuses to divest, congressional oversight of the GSA lease is more critical than ever.feedback

May 24 2017 - Russia

Under the policy outlined in this pamphlet, foreign governments could provide prohibited emoluments to President Trump, for example through organizations such as RT, the propaganda arm of the Russian government. Those payments would not be tracked in any way and would be hidden from the American public.feedback

May 24 2017 - Trump Presidency

Complying with the United States Constitution is not an optional exercise, but a requirement for serving as our nation's president. If President Trump believes that identifying all of the prohibited foreign emoluments he is currently receiving would be too challenging or would harm his business ventures, his options are to divest his ownership or submit a proposal to Congress to ask for our consent.feedback

May 23 2017

I believe Mueller will be independent, he will be thorough and he will be fair.feedback

May 22 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

The Oversight Committee has in our possession documents that appear to indicate that General Flynn lied to the investigators who interviewed him in 2016 as part of his security clearance renewal.feedback

May 22 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

Specifically, the Committee has obtained a Report of Investigation dated March 14, 2016, showing that General Flynn told security clearance investigators that he was paid by 'U.S. companies' when he traveled to Moscow in December 2015 to dine at a gala with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The actual source of the funds for General Flynn's trip was not a U.S. company, but the Russian media propaganda arm, RT.feedback

May 22 2017

There have been so many lies, so many contradictions. I think that there may be quite a few people that may have some problems with the law.feedback

May 19 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

Recent news reports have revealed that Lt. Gen. Flynn was receiving classified briefings during the presidential campaign while his consulting firm, Flynn Intel Group, Inc., was being paid to lobby the U.S. Government on behalf of a foreign government's interests. … Lt. Gen. Flynn's General Counsel and Principal, Robert Kelley, confirmed that they were hired by a foreign company to lobby for Turkish interests.feedback

May 18 2017 - Russia

I believe Mueller will be independent, he will be thorough and he will be fair and he's not going to be easily swayed.feedback

May 17 2017

House Republicans have shown repeatedly that they refuse to conduct credible, robust oversight over this president. They do as little as humanly possible just to claim that they're doing something.feedback

May 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

Speaker Ryan has shown he has zero – zero – zero – appetite for any investigation of President Trump.feedback

May 17 2017 - Russia

This had gotten too political. Any news comes out, those on the left yell impeach, some on the right say it's fake. So this hopefully detoxes some of the politics.feedback

May 16 2017 - Trump Presidency

I don't want to read a memo. I want to hear it from him (Comey).feedback

May 09 2017 - Russia

Many, including myself, have questioned his actions more than once over the past year. I believe new leadership at the FBI will restore confidence in the organization and among the people who do the hard work to carry out its mission.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

The White House had its own responsibility to fully vet General Flynn since new information became public during the transition – well after General Flynn's last background check – about his lobbying on behalf of foreign interests.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - NSA

The Pentagon's warning to Gen. Flynn was bold, italicized and could not have been clearer.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - NSA

I don't understand why the White house is covering up for Michael Flynn.feedback

Apr 17 2017

But this is about the public trust. If you want to get rich, don't get into politics. I know that. If you want privacy, don't go into politics. He needs to learn that.feedback

Apr 17 2017

Sometimes I think the president doesn't understand the line between being a private businessman and serving the public trust, and he thinks he can just run his life the same way he's done for 50 years.feedback

Mar 31 2017

We are here today to discuss ways to build greater trust between police and minority communities.feedback

Mar 24 2017

Americans can breathe a small sigh of relief, for now.feedback

Mar 23 2017

GSA changed the position it held before Trump took office.feedback

Mar 22 2017

We urge you to keep the price of this relatively common steroid at its current importation cost.feedback

Mar 20 2017

I'm thoroughly convinced that he will get it right.feedback

Mar 20 2017

We are talking about saving people's lives.feedback

Mar 16 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

I am writing to request information about whether Gen. Flynn fully disclosed– as part of the security clearance and vetting process for his return to government– his communications with Russian agents, Turkish agents and other foreign agents, as well as his payments from foreign sources. Flynn "violated the Constitution by accepting tens of thousands of dollars from an agent of a global adversary that attacked our democracy.feedback

Mar 16 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

I cannot recall any time in our nation's history when the President selected as his National Security Advisor someone who violated the Constitution by accepting tens of thousands of dollars from an agent of a global adversary that attacked our democracy.feedback

Mar 12 2017

I'm just curious as to why that is. Certainly, there's a lot of questions coming up as to whether ... President Trump is concerned about the jurisdiction of this U.S. attorney and whether that might affect his future.feedback

Mar 10 2017

If the vice president had heeded my warnings, it's clear now he could have prevented the problems that occurred with Lt. Gen. Flynn.feedback

Mar 09 2017 - Nordstrom vs. Trump

The President's staff need to follow ethics rules – not flout them. When they violate these rules, the President must impose discipline, not invent a legal fiction that these rules do not apply.feedback

Mar 08 2017

We told the president we weren't expecting any major support from the Republicans, and the president basically said this is something that's important to him, and he looked at Price and he said, I want you to get this done. Period.feedback

Mar 07 2017

And if that's the case [i.e., if the Medicare option is Trump's plan of action], stocks will still move higher.feedback

Mar 02 2017

Sessions "should resign immediately, and there is no longer any question that we need a truly independent commission to investigate this issue.feedback

Mar 01 2017 - Nordstrom vs. Trump

Other federal employees would likely be suspended for engaging in this conduct, and White House officials should not be held to a different standard.feedback

Feb 17 2017

The president left more questions to be answered.feedback

Feb 16 2017

I have no idea why President Trump would make up a story about me like he did today. Of course, Senator Schumer never told me to skip a meeting with the President.feedback

Feb 15 2017

It's placed Comey under significant scrutiny, and I think people will be looking very carefully at how he handles this entire situation.feedback

Feb 14 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

Madam leader, just this morning, Flynn tweeted, and this is a quote, scapegoat,' end of quote. Scapegoat. He basically described himself as a scapegoat.feedback

Feb 14 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

Yes, sorry, to correct the record – just learned like many others that the Flynn tweet this morning was fake.feedback

Feb 13 2017

We are investigating how Marathon set its price for this drug and how much the company stands to make as a result.feedback

Feb 13 2017

We remain gravely concerned about these recurring abuses in the pharmaceutical industry. Exorbitantly pricing potentially life-saving medications that should be widely available for a fraction of the price hinders patient access and drives up costs for the entire health care sector.feedback

Feb 10 2017

[W]e request that you use authority Congress granted to you under the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, as amended, to 'recommend to the head of the officer's or employer's agency that appropriate disciplinary action (such as reprimand, suspension, demotion, or dismissal) be brought against the officer or employee.feedback

Jan 30 2017

"There is great irony here,". "The very first letter to come out of our Committee regarding the Trump Administration's conflicts of interest was the Chairman's letter attacking the head of the Office of Government ethics for raising concerns about the presiden't refusal to divest.".feedback

Jan 20 2017

There are so many people who came before me who struggled so that African Americans could be full participants in our democracy. I believe that I honor their sacrifice by asserting my democratic right to attend an inauguration. The inauguration is bigger than President-Elect Trump. It is a chance for the world to witness our nation's greatest ritual: the peaceful transfer of power.feedback

Jan 20 2017

Like many of my colleagues, I have been fighting my entire life to create a more equal society for all Americans, so I certainly understand why some of them have come to the conclusion that they cannot attend.feedback

Jan 16 2017

You know, I would hope that the president-elect would today pick up the phone, put down the Twitter stuff and just give John Lewis a call.feedback

Jan 14 2017

The Oversight Committee has not held one hearing, conducted one interview, or obtained one document about President-elect Donald Trump's massive global entanglements, yet it is now apparently rushing to launch an investigation of the key government official for warning against the risks caused by President-elect Donald Trump's current plans.feedback

Jan 12 2017

My staff is a family and this unimaginable tragedy is shocking and heartbreaking to us all. I again ask for your prayers.feedback

Jan 09 2017

The American people felt good about what they did.feedback

Dec 02 2016

Donald Trump's global entanglements are unprecedented.feedback

Nov 28 2016

Those groups clearly see something and hear something that causes them to believe he is one who sympathizes with their voice and their view. ... Donald Trump has to take responsibility for that.feedback

Nov 16 2016

These companies have made clear that they are not going to change course on their own–they will keep bilking the American people for all they can unless Congress acts.feedback

Oct 26 2016

Rather than continuing this partisan Republican approach of distraction and destruction, we should work together in a bi-partisan way to seek constructive reforms to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of federal programs.feedback

Oct 26 2016

For the past six years, they have squandered millions and millions of taxpayer dollars on partisan attacks that do absolutely nothing to improve the lives of our constituents, and now they already seem to be plotting to continue this pattern if Secretary Clinton wins the election.feedback

Oct 03 2016

And it is extremely difficult to believe that you are making only $50 profit when you just increased the price by more than $100 per pen.feedback

Sep 26 2016

We didn't believe Mylan's numbers last week during their CEO's testimony, and we don't believe them this week either, which is why we gave them 10 days from the date of our hearing to produce their internal files. They have until Friday to give Congress the underlying documents we asked for back in August so we can finally determine the company's actual profits in each year for the last decade.feedback

Sep 21 2016

After Mylan takes our punches they'll fly back to their mansions in their private jets and laugh all the way to the bank.feedback

Sep 20 2016

Our goal is to work together to ensure that critical medications, like the EpiPen, are accessible and affordable for all of our constituents.feedback

Aug 25 2016

Offering a meager discount only after widespread bipartisan criticism is exactly the same tactic used by drug companies across the industry to distract from their exorbitant price increases, as our investigation has shown repeatedly. Nobody is buying this PR move anymore. Mylan should not offer after-the-fact discounts only for a select few – it should reverse its massive price increases across the board immediately.feedback

Jun 24 2016

Baltimore's future does not rest on the outcomes of the trials surrounding Mr. Freddie Gray's death ... Baltimore's future rests on every one of us.feedback

Apr 27 2016

When you see someone doing something bad and it's not fixed it's demoralizing.feedback

Apr 20 2016

The people of Flint deserve accountability for the actions of Governor Snyder and his officials that caused this crisis.feedback

Mar 21 2016

It is clear that there are more than just 'accounting problems' at Valeant, and company executives need more than new faces to fix them.feedback

Feb 02 2016

The documents show "that many drug companies are lining their pockets at the expense of some of the most vulnerable families in our nation.feedback

Oct 23 2015

It is time, and it is time now, for Republicans to end this taxpayer-funded fishing expedition.feedback

Apr 09 2014

It's insulting the way Republicans are treating the military.feedback

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