Rep. Elijah Cummings

Representative from Maryland’s 7th District, Democrat

Cummings, a Democrat, has been the representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district since Apr 16, 1996 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Cummings has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Cummings is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Cummings for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Elijah Cummings sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cummings sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (29%) Health (24%) Education (19%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Cummings’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Cummings’s Vote Vote Description
No H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Apr 1996 to Dec 2016, Cummings missed 386 of 13,799 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 20 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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