Long-standing U. S. Congressmen Elijah Eugene Cummings ( D-MD )passed away this month. It was reported that Cummings died from complications of a heart issue. Cummings who was 68 years old was a lifelong public servant. He represented the 7th congressional district. He also chaired the Oversight and Reform Committee and served as the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus for the 108th United States Congress.
Cummings who like many African-American came from low income working parents who were sharecroppers and have been one of the key figures in the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump.
Cummings a notable civil rights activities served in the U.S. Congress for 23 years. Throughout his time on Capitol Hill, Cummings notably took up the cause to lower prescription drugs and worked to improve the conditions of the inner-city neighborhood he hailed from.
Cummings will be the first African-American lawmaker to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol. His funeral will be Friday at New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore, where he worshipped for over four decades. The political legend leaves behind his loving wife Maya Rockymoore Cummings and three children.