There are several services honoring Rep. Elijah Cummings throughout this week, but on Wednesday night, a special one took at Morgan State University, where the congressman served on the Board of Regents for 19 years.
Many knew U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings as an outspoken advocate and passionate politician. But within to the people of Baltimore, he was much more than that. CNS-TV’s Carly Haynes reports.
Fellow politicians mourn the passing of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D) Maryland. CNS-TV’s Colleen Crowley reports from Capitol Hill.
Elijah Cummings became known to the nation as a Democratic leader in Congress. But his roots in public service are in Annapolis, where he is being remembered fondly by officials from both parties.
Tom Mauser lost his 15-year-old son Daniel in the Columbine shooting that changed the nation. Mauser made the trip from his Colorado home to Washington bringing with him a memory: two pairs of Daniel’s shoes, including the ones he wore when he became one of the 13 killed in the massacre at the high school in 1999. On Tuesday, the shoes became part of a display of 7,000 pairs of children’s shoes on display on the southeast lawn of the Capitol. Event organizers say the shoes represented the estimated gun deaths of children since Sandy Hook.
WASHINGTON–Metro’s week was anything but good. The transit agency faced a tough few days, during which it suspended its search for a new leader, asked its board for permission to obtain a big loan and saw a police-involved fatality.
The National Transportation Safety Board issued urgent recommendations Wednesday for Metro to improve its ventilation procedures in the wake of the deadly smoke incident in the tunnel at L’Enfant Plaza in January.