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Elijah Cummings' Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Elijah E. Cummings
Office: U.S. House (MD) - District 7, Democratic
First Elected: 04/16/1996
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 7
Primary June 24, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Maya; 3 Children
Birth Date: 01/18/1951
Birth Place: Baltimore, MD
Home City: Baltimore, MD
Religion: Baptist
Date Title
Aug. 25, 2014 MSNBC "Hardball with Chris Matthews" - Transcript: Police Brutality
June 25, 2014 Cummings Statement on 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, One-Year Anniversary of Shelby v. Holder
May 28, 2014 Cummings Statement on the Passing of Maya Angelou
May 7, 2014 Recommending that the House Find Lois G. Lerner in Contempt of Congress
May 7, 2014 Recommending that Lois G. Lerner be Found in Contempt of Congress
March 31, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee - Voting Rights Act
March 27, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Improve the Voting Rights Amendment Act
March 12, 2014 Oversight Committee Passes Bipartisan Bills to Improve Federal Worker Savings, Whistleblower Protections
March 5, 2014 Hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - The IRS: Targeting Americans for Their Political Beliefs
Feb. 26, 2014 Hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - Limitless Surveillance at the FDA: Protecting Federal Whistleblowers
Dec. 11, 2013 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Vietnam Human Rights Abuses
Oct. 29, 2013 Letter to Richard Durbin, Chair House Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights Subcommittee - Stand Your Ground Laws
Oct. 21, 2013 Cummings Statement on Appointment of Lorraine Miller as Interim NAACP President and CEO
July 26, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Limitations of NSA
June 27, 2013 Voting Rights Act
June 26, 2013 Letter to Honorable Darrell E. Issa, Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform - Fifth Amendment
June 25, 2013 Rep. Cummings Calls on Speaker Boehner For New Legislation to Protect Voters from Discrimination Following Supreme Court Ruling
June 9, 2013 CBS "Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer" - Transcript - National Security and Privacy Rights
May 15, 2013 CNN "The Situation Room" - Transcript - IRS Targeting Controversy and Benghazi Hearings
May 14, 2013 CNN "The Situation Room" - Transcript - AP Wiretapping and IRS Targeting Controversy
April 16, 2013 Federal Information Security Amendments Act of 2013
Feb. 27, 2013 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript: Voting Rights
Feb. 4, 2013 Cummings Commemorates 100th Birthday of Rosa Parks
Feb. 1, 2013 Cummings Issues Statement Acknowledging Black History Month 2013
Jan. 28, 2013 Cummings Issues Statement on the Passing of Rev. Vernon Dobson
Jan. 18, 2013 Cummings Issues Statement on President Barack Obama's Historic Inauguration
Oct. 18, 2012 Cummings Ramp Up Investigation of Voter Suppression Allegations
Oct. 2, 2012 Cummings Issues Statement on Ruling by Pennsylvania Judge on Voter ID Law
Sept. 28, 2012 S. 743, The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act
Sept. 18, 2012 Cummings and Democratic Members of Congress Introduce America Votes Act of 2012 to Combat Voter Suppression Efforts
Sept. 14, 2012 Constitution and Citizenship Day
Aug. 31, 2012 The Power of Marching Feet
Aug. 30, 2012 Afro Newspaper - The Power of Marching Feet
Aug. 29, 2012 Cummings Urges Voters to be Vigilant, Prepared to Vote
April 17, 2012 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of U.S. Department of Justice
March 30, 2012 Fighting Back Against Voter Suppression
March 28, 2012 Cummings Seeks Transcribed Interviews of Former NLRB Board Members
Jan. 24, 2012 Afro American - We Still Are Marching
Nov. 3, 2011 Letter to Secretaries of State
Sept. 12, 2011 Letter to Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa
June 3, 2011 Cummings, Committee Ranking Members to Issa: Abandon New Misguided Witness Policy
March 22, 2010 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript
Jan. 25, 2010 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Foreign Discrimination Against LGBT Community
Nov. 16, 2009 Op-Ed: Global Warming - Not The Change We Need
Feb. 23, 2009 Letter to Admiral Allen Regarding Disturbing Report About Coast Guard Civil Rights Programs
Feb. 19, 2009 MSNBC "Morning Joe" Interview - Transcript
April 1, 2008 Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jan. 14, 2008 MSNBC "Tucker" - Transcript
Oct. 29, 2007 Darfur
Aug. 27, 2007 Cummings: We Must Move Forward to Restore Credibility to the Justice Department
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