My Statement on the Passing of Elijah Cummings

Today, we lost a true American patriot and a fierce champion of the voiceless.

Elijah dedicated his life to public service, working every single day to improve education, health care and economic opportunity — not only in Baltimore, but across Maryland and for the entire country. 

Elijah was a mentor and close friend. I am devastated by his passing. My deepest sympathies go out to Elijah’s wife, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, Elijah’s family and friends and all those who have been graced by Elijah's life of service.

We will keep his memory alive.