Elijah Cummings

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, speaks at a National Press Club Headliners luncheon in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.  (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto)
Elijah Cummings, 1951-2019

The 68-year-old Maryland Democrat who chaired the House Committee on Oversight and Reform died Thursday.

His wife, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the chair of the Maryland Democratic Party, released the following statement:

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speaks onstage during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
TANGIER ISLAND, VA - DECEMBER 15:   on Monday, December 15, 2014 in Tangier, Va. (Photo by Jay Westcott/For The Washington Post)
on January 29, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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