Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, today released a statement following the death of former Congressman William H. Gray III:
"I am deeply saddened to acknowledge the passing of my friend, former Congressman William Gray. Rep. Gray was a visionary leader whose efforts to enforce equality and pursue justice on the behalf of the often-overlooked laid the foundation for many of our great social service and civil rights organizations. The impact of his legacy has touched not just America, but American relations with other countries as well. While his expertise and voice will be greatly missed, I know I join all of those whose lives he touched in committing to ensuring that we continue the fight for generations yet unborn."