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Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies At 68

Added 10-17-19 06:07:01am EST - “The Baltimore congressman, who was chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, had taken a lead role in the impeachment inquiry of President Trump.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies At 68”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, in August. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, in August.

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a Baltimore attorney and civil rights advocate who served in Maryland's legislature before representing the state in the U.S. House, where he took on a lead role in investigating President Trump, has died. He was 68.

Cummings, the head of the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee, died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications from longstanding health challenges, according to The Associated Press.

The 12-term congressman had failed to return from an unspecified medical procedure and missed two legislative roll call votes on Tuesday, the first day after a two-week recess, according to The Baltimore Sun.

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