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Elijah Cummings' Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

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
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 24, 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
Issue Position: Thoughts on the American Economy
Issue Position: Economics
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Health Care - Health Care for Low-Income Communities
Issue Position: Health Care - Health Care for Children
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Health Care - Health Care for Seniors
Issue Position: Health Care
June 17, 2014 Letter to Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health - Make Demographic Data Public for All Clinical Trials
April 4, 2014 Letter to Harold Rogers, Nita Lowey, Jack Kingston, and Rosa DeLauro - Increase Funding for the National Institutes of Health
April 2, 2014 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman, and Peter Visclosky, Ranking Member, of the House Subcommittee on Defense of the Appropriations Committee - Prostate Cancer
Feb. 27, 2014 Comprehensive Dental Reform Act
Feb. 4, 2014 Hearing of the Government Operations Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - The Administration's Policy on Marijuana
Dec. 17, 2013 Cummings Issues Statement on New Transparency Requirements for Drug Companies Under Healthcare Law
Dec. 2, 2013 Cummings Issues Statement on World AIDS Day
Nov. 20, 2013 Letter to Co-Chairs Patty Murray and Paul Ryan, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Conference Committee - Protect Social Security and Medicare
Nov. 18, 2013 Cummings Applauds Senate Passage of Bill to Improve Pharmaceutical Drug Distribution System
Oct. 28, 2013 Veterans Economic Opportunity Act of 2013
Oct. 18, 2013 Letter to Director Dr. Thomas Frieden, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Do Not Muzzle Independent Lead Poisoning Prevention Group
Sept. 28, 2013 Cummings Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Pharmaceutcal Drug Distribution System: Bill Includes Cummings' Provisions to Combat Unethical "Gray Market" Drug Distributors
July 31, 2013 Cummings and Tierney Release GAO Report on Drug Compounding
June 6, 2013 Congressman Elijah Cumming's Column - Afro American: Challenging Those Who Would Profit From Tragedy
June 4, 2013 Safeguarding America's Pharmaceuticals Act of 2013
April 17, 2013 Letter to Chairman Aderholt and Ranking Member Farr, Subcommittee on Agriculture - Additional Funding for Child Nutrition Programs
March 5, 2013 Letter to John Berry Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management - FEHBP to Cover ABA
Oct. 23, 2012 Letter to The Honorable Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States U.S. Government Accountability Office
Aug. 23, 2012 Mikulski, Cardin, Brown Announce $123 Million Federal Grant to Support Maryland's Health Benefit Exchange
Aug. 2, 2012 Hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - IRS and New Taxes
July 26, 2012 Cummings Issues Joint Report on "Gray Market" Drug Companies Charging Exorbitant Prices for Drugs Facing Critical National Shortages
July 25, 2012 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - "Gray Market"
July 23, 2012 Cummings Joins Americans in Denouncing Bill to Block New National Safeguards
July 10, 2012 Hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - "Examining the Impact of ObamaCare on Job Creators and the Economy"
June 28, 2012 Congressman Cummings Applauds Affordable Care Act Decision
June 27, 2012 Congressman Cummings, Senator Boxer Introduce Legislation to Advance Prostate Cancer Research
June 7, 2012 Sanders, Cummings Introduce Sweeping Bills on Dental Crisis
April 4, 2012 Mikulski Joined By Congressman Cummings, University of Maryland Medical Center President and Chief Executive Officer at Drug Shortage Roundtable
Feb. 29, 2012 Pelosi, House Democrats' Joint Statement on Vicious and Inappropriate Attacks Against Sandra Fluke
Feb. 23, 2012 Cummings, Mikulski, Cardin Discuss Pediatric Dental Care
Feb. 22, 2012 Mikulski, Cardin, Cummings Discuss Pediatric Dental Care
Feb. 6, 2012 Cummings, Cardin, Brown, Baker Participate in National Children's Dental Health Month Press Conference
Dec. 1, 2011 Cummings Recognizes World AIDS Day
Dec. 1, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Trey Gowdy, Chairman Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and National Archives U.S. House of Representatives
Nov. 10, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary Department of Health and Human Services
Nov. 1, 2011 Letter to Speaker Boehner
Sept. 12, 2011 Cummings Joins Members, Introducing Short-Term Measure to Help Postal Service While Congress Develops Long-Term Proposal to Return Postal Service to Profitability
May 27, 2011 Afro-American: Deamonte Driver's Legacy
April 15, 2011 MSNBC "Hardball with Chris Matthews" - Transcript
April 5, 2011 Congressman Calls for Hearing on Impact of Massive GOP cuts to Health Care Programs for Millions of Seniors, the Disabled and Children
Jan. 18, 2011 Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act
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