Cummings raises specter of criminal charges for Rick Snyder over Flint

Cummings raises specter of criminal charges for Rick Snyder over Flint

Detroit Free Press

The ranking Democrat on the U.S.House Oversight and Government Reform Committee led off hearings Thursday with an unsparing attack on Gov. Rick Snyder and his administration.

“The governor’s fingerprints are all over this,” said Rep Elijah Cummings, who said that if a corporate CEO had sold toys laced with lead that children put in their mouths, he would be “hauled up on criminal charges,” and the same should happen in the Snyder administration.

“What if a CEO ran a company that sold toys laced with …

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WJZ: CVS damaged from riots, rises from the ashes

WJZ: CVS damaged from riots, rises from the ashes

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A significant part of the Penn North community has reopened after burning down nearly a year ago during April’s unrest. The CVS is now open for business following a major renovation.

Tracey Leong has more on what this means for the city.

It was closed for 10 months, causing a hardship for those who relied on the store for food and medicine. Now it’s back and even better than before.

The CVS was ripped apart and torched to the ground during Baltimore’s April riots following …

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Roll Call: Bypassing the Senate, Cummings Has One More Career Fork Ahead

Roll Call: Bypassing the Senate, Cummings Has One More Career Fork Ahead

Bypassing the Senate, Cummings Has One More Career Fork Ahead

The final career decision Elijah E. Cummings will probably ever make comes as welcome news for both Democrats who could become the next president — and not very comforting news for any of the Republicans who might get the job instead.

When Cummings announced Tuesday that he would seek to remain as a Baltimore congressman, he ended (at nearly the last possible moment) almost a year of public pondering about running instead for Maryland’s open Senate seat.

The …

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Congressman Elijah Cummings Announces Decision for 2016

Congressman Elijah Cummings Announces Decision for 2016

CUMMINGS FOR CONGRESS
The Campaign to Re-Elect
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD)
For the People of Maryland’s 7th Congressional District

2901 Druid Park Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21215
(410) 669-8400

For Immediate Release: February 2, 2016
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Congressman Elijah Cummings Announces Decision for 2016

BALTIMORE, February 2, 2016 – Congressman Elijah Cummings today announced his decision regarding the 2016 elections. His full statement follows:

Over the past many months, ever since my friend, Senator Mikulski, announced that she would not seek re-election to the United States Senate, I have given a great …

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Cummings: The Cost of Courage

Cummings: The Cost of Courage

by: Elijah Cummings Special to the AFRO — Jan 20, 2016

As we continue to move forward toward the rebuilding of mutual trust and cooperation between our community and the police, we must not lose sight of this reality: far too many of our neighbors are being harmed by the plague of violent crime.
As we work toward bipartisan consensus on the issues of police accountability and sentencing reform, the public’s safety — as well as genuine and effective consideration for the victims of crime —must …

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Congress Calls Martin Shkreli to Testify on Rapid Rises in Drug Pricing

Congress Calls Martin Shkreli to Testify on Rapid Rises in Drug Pricing

Congress Calls Martin Shkreli to Testify on Rapid Rises in Drug Pricing
By MATTHEW GOLDSTEINJAN. 20, 2016
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Martin Shkreli loves to talk.

Whether on Twitter, in online streaming videos or in interviews with the news media, Mr. Shkreli, a New York businessman, has shown little reserve when it comes to discussing the pending federal securities fraud charges against him, or his rationale for increasing the price of a decades-old drug by more than 5,000 percent at a pharmaceutical company he ran until last month.

On Tuesday, Mr. Shkreli, 32, …

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Advancing Dr. King’s Vision for Peace

Advancing Dr. King’s Vision for Peace

by: Elijah Cummings Special to the AFRO(Courtesy Photo)Jan 6, 2016[ A+ ] /[ A- ]
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During this holiday season when people of all faith traditions recommit ourselves to living our faith and forging a better world, we cannot help but reflect upon the lessons that we learned in childhood about the eternal dream for peace on earth and goodwill toward all of humanity.
For me, these reflections are especially poignant as we approach the January 15 anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birth.
As a young …

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Cummings, Baltimore Leaders Welcome National Urban League 2016 Conference

Cummings, Baltimore Leaders Welcome National Urban League 2016 Conference

City leaders are excited about the National Urban League’s decision to bring its 2016 conference to Baltimore next summer.

They held a news conference Monday to officially announce the event, which will bring 13,000 attendees to the city the first week in August and have an estimated economic impact of about $4.2 million.

The National Urban League first announced its selection of Baltimore last summer.

“This conference is unusual because it leaves this building,” Downtown Partnership CEO Kirby Fowler said, referring to the Baltimore Convention Center. “It’ll go …

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Cummings again seeks docs in Valeant pricing, business probe

Cummings again seeks docs in Valeant pricing, business probe

TRENTON, N.J. – The ranking Democrat on a powerful congressional committee investigating soaring drug prices is turning up the heat on beleaguered Valeant Pharmaceuticals, demanding it supply previously requested and additional documents on questionable business practices.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., has been seeking documents about Valeant’s drastic price increases for two life-saving heart medications for four months. More recently, he’s requested interviews with several Valeant executives about the company not disclosing its relationship with a specialty mail-order pharmacy, Philidor.

In a letter to Valeant CEO Michael Pearson …

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Warren, Cummings press for family benefits in package of tax breaks

Warren, Cummings press for family benefits in package of tax breaks

Warren, Cummings press for family benefits in package of tax breaks
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By Naomi Jagoda – 12/03/15 06:24 PM EST

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) called on Congress Thursday to make a set of benefits for low-income families permanent as part of massive package of year-end tax breaks currently in the works.

The liberal stalwarts are looking to cement the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit, as Democrats and Republicans are negotiating a deal on temporary tax provisions known as …

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