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Maryland Representative Elijah Cummings On Gun Violence, Incarceration And Politics

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Rep. Elijah Cummings joins Tom this morning. He has represented Maryland’s 7th District for the past 20 years. He is the ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which is the main investigative committee in the House of Representatives. Rep. Cummings is also a senior member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

He began his political career in the Maryland House of Delegates, where he served for 14 years and became the first African American in Maryland history to be named Speaker Pro Tempore, the second highest position in the House of Delegates

He and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner from Wisconsin will host a screening of a film called The Return, about re-entry after incarceration, tomorrow night at 5:30 at the US Capital Visitor Center in Washington. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with the producers. 


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