Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement congratulating the Baltimore Ravens on their 34-31 victory tonight over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII:
"I am tremendously proud of the Baltimore Ravens tonight, and I'm extremely excited for the team and our city.
"This win is a testament to the can-do attitude of Baltimoreans. Ninety-five percent of the commentators counted the Ravens out. They said we couldn't win this game, that we'd lose and it just couldn't be done. But few things unite a city and a region like a team, and tonight we showed the country how Baltimore faces a challenge: we band together and do what must be done.
"I congratulate the Baltimore Ravens on this win and I'm sure I stand with all Ravens fans - and football fans alike - in thanking Ray Lewis for all he brought to the game and wishing him well in his next endeavors. This is the perfect end to a great season, and for Ray, a wonderful career."