Rep. Elijah Cummings [D]

Representative from Maryland’s 7th District

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1996-2016 Representative Maryland's 7th District (map)

2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship 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)

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 (22%) Education (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Housing and Community Development (5%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Apr 1996 to Oct 2015, Cummings missed 368 of 13,028 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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