October 17, 2019

Chairman DeFazio Statement on Passing of Chairman Elijah Cummings

Washington, DC- Today, Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement on the passing of Chairman Elijah Cummings. In addition to serving as Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Cummings was a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of my longtime friend and colleague, Elijah Cummings. His strength and grace in leadership during challenging and difficult times will be greatly missed. He was a tireless advocate for his constituents and a champion of democracy and justice for the American people. Congress, and our country, are better because of him.”