Author Archives: ElijahCummings

  • Liberty, Justice, and Opportunity for All

    On July 2nd, our nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of a major achievement in the ongoing fight for social justice. On that day in 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964, legislation that permanently changed the trajectory of millions of destinies for ...

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  • Our challenge and opportunity

    Last month, President Barack Obama challenged America to do more to help young men and boys of color succeed in life. His charge was a personal one for me, as it should be for everyone who cares about the future of our country. The president showed vision and courage as he acknowledged that his ...

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  • Weathering the Storm

    Here in Baltimore and throughout the country, an ongoing struggle continues. People are suffering during these difficult economic times. They deserve a government that will stand by them and help them to weather this storm. In Washington, this is a time for clear thinking – not ...

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  • Elijah Cummings…A Question of Priorities

    Americans want to work. We also believe that we should care for our neighbors who are out of work through no fault of their own. These core insights about our nature as a great people are true throughout America – and especially in our communities of color. This, I believe, is why so many ...

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  • Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

    On the streets of Baltimore – and in the halls of Congress – the struggle to rebuild our economy continues, as it must. No other goal touches so many lives. Americans desperately want to work – an economic and psychological imperative that reveals why the Great Recession, ...

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