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[photo, Elijah E. Cummings, U.S. Representative
(Maryland)] ELIJAH E. CUMMINGS (Democrat), U.S. Representative, 7th Congressional District (parts of Baltimore City, & Baltimore & Howard counties), Maryland

2235 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-4741; fax: (202) 225-3178

Member of U.S. House of Representatives since April 1996. Member, Oversight and Government Reform Committee (formerly Government Reform Committee), 1996- (domestic policy subcommittee, 2007-; federal workforce, post office, & district of columbia subcommittee, 2007-); Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, 1996- (chair, coast guard & maritime transportation subcommittee, 2007-; member, highways, transit, & pipelines subcommittee, 2003-07; highways & transit subcommittee, 2007-08; railroads subcommittee, 2003-07; railroads, pipelines, & hazardous materials subcommittee, 2007-; aviation subcommittee, 2009-); Joint Economic Committee, 2005-; House Task Force on Health Care Reform. Member, Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force, 2004-. Member, Armed Services Committee, 2007-08 (readiness subcommittee, 2007-08). Member, House Democratic Policy Committee. Chair, Congressional Black Caucus, 2003-04 (chair-elect, 2002; former secretary). Co-Chair, House AIDS Work Group.

Member, House of Delegates, representing District 44 (Baltimore City), January 12, 1983 to April 1996. Speaker Pro Tem, 1995-96. Vice-Chair, Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, 1987-92. House Chair, Workers' Compensation Benefit and Insurance Oversight Committee, 1989-96. Member, Savings and Loan Oversight Committee, 1986; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1991-92. Vice-Chair, Economic Matters Committee, 1993-94 (chair, workers' compensation subcommittee, 1994-96). Member, Legislative Policy Committee, 1995-96; Spending Affordability Committee, 1995-96. Chair Emeritus, Maryland Legislative Black Caucus (chair, committee on economic development).

Chair, Governor's Commission on Black Males, 1990-96. Member, Maryland Comprehensive Transit Plan Transit Advisory Panel, 1998-99; Juvenile Offender Aftercare Assessment Team, 1999-2000. Board of Regents, Morgan State University, 1999-. Board of Visitors, U.S. Naval Academy, 2005-. Board of Regents, Morgan State University, 2007-. Board of Advisors, Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, January 18, 1951. Attended Baltimore City College High School; Howard University, B.S. (political science), 1973; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1976. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1976. Attorney. Member, Maryland State Bar Association. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Chief Judge, Maryland Moot Court Board; Phi Beta Kappa; Outstanding U.S. Student Government Leader Award, Royal Arts Society of London; Major Achievement Award for Scholastic Accomplishment from Afro-American newspaper. President, Bancroft Literary Society. Board of Trustees, Baltimore City Historical Society, 2002-; National Aquarium (Baltimore); Baltimore Zoo. Executive Board, Dunbar-Hopkins Health Partnership. Member, Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors. Friend of the National Parks Award, National Parks Conservation Association, 2005. Annual Achievement Award, Maryland Black Caucus Foundation, 2005. Award, Humane Society of the United States, 2005. Lifetime Achievement Award, National Minority Month Foundation, 2006. Founders' Day Award, Congressional Black Caucus, 2006. Friend of Radio One Award, Radio One, Inc., 2006. Guardian Award, Partnership for Drug-Free America, 2006. Brighter Vision Award, Seniors Coalition and Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Alliance International, 2006. Member of the Year Award, National Narcotic Officers Associations' Coalition, 2007. Distinguished Graduate Award, University of Maryland School of Law, 2008. Member, New Psalmist Baptist Church. Married.

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