Scott Statement on Passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings

October 17, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCCongressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement on the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings (MD-07):

“The passing of Congressman Cummings is a devastating loss for the Congress, Maryland and the nation. Congressman Cummings served with passion for the rule of law and always governed in a respectful manner, even when dealing with some of the most critical and controversial issues facing Congress. I have known Elijah since we were both state legislators and had the honor of working with him in Congress on many issues including legislation to expand the civil rights protections of interns in the federal workplace, preserving the independence of Administrative Law judges and writing legislation to ensure everyone has a fair shot at employment. He has been an invaluable leader in the fight for civil rights and fundamental fairness, and I was proud to call him a friend. I want to send my deepest condolences to Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, his family and loved ones.” 

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