Elijah Cummings

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Iconic Congressman Elijah E. Cummings Has Died

The vocal advocate for racial justice, who chaired the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, passed away at in a Baltimore hospice facility today.

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ICE, FBI Scanning Millions of Driver's License Photos

The federal agencies are using facial recognition software in a largely unauthorized practice that experts say disproportionately subjects people of color to “heightened danger of misidentification and false arrests.”

Puerto Rico Faces Extensive Damage After Hurricane Maria

FEMA Ignored Puerto Rico Supermarkets' Requests for Generator Fuel After Hurricane Maria

The result was the loss of tens of thousands of dollars of food, while people stood in lines outside, hungry.

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ICYMI: Flint Investigation Quietly Ends Without New Findings, Policy

The congressional panel highlighted the role of state officials and the EPA, but the panel’s senior Democrat wants to hold Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder accountable.

Why Were There Long Voting Lines in 2012? Virginia Holds Answers

A congressional hearing seeks to find out what caused so much turmoil on Election Day.

Are True the Vote's Poll Watching Activities Illegal?

Rep. Elijah Cummings and law experts say if they are targeting people of color, a court could find True the Vote operations unlawful.