Tag: rep. elijah cummings

Cummings and other lawmakers press to eliminate job discrimination against former felons

Image via campaign website

By Ambriah Underwood
Capital News Service

WASHINGTON — Former felons could have more success securing employment under bipartisan legislation introduced Thursday that would bar federal employers from asking requests for applicants’ criminal histories before conditional job offers.

Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-Baltimore) and Doug Collins (R-Georgia) joined with Sens. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) and Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) to propose the Fair Chance Act, an attempt to decrease rates of recidivism by helping ex-convicts secure jobs.

Frosh Probing Kushner Companies’ Management, Debt Collection Tactics for Baltimore-Area Apartments

Jared Kushner in April. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

The Maryland Attorney General’s Office is digging into allegations that an affiliate of the Kushner Companies, owned by the family of Donald Trump’s son-in-law, has been neglecting some of its Baltimore-area apartments and using unscrupulous and aggressive legal tactics to collect debts from poor tenants.

Rep. Cummings Shifts Air Travel Probe to Kellyanne Conway

Photos via Rep. Elijah Cummings/Twitter and Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons

Merely days after Tom Price resigned from his Trump administration Cabinet post, presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway has moved into Baltimore-native Rep. Elijah Cummings’ sights.

Cummings: Never Told Trump He’ll Be ‘One of the Great Presidents’


Baltimore’s own Elijah Cummings was recently quoted by none other than Donald Trump as saying the president will be among the finest heads of state the country has ever seen. One big problem: Cummings says that never happened.

Cummings Pushes AG Jeff Sessions to Resign for Lying to Senate About Contact with Russia


After another one of Donald Trump’s top appointees reportedly lied to the U.S. Senate under oath about his contact with Russia, Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings has joined other lawmakers in asking him to step down as the country’s top prosecutor.

Torrey Smith, Super Bowl Champ — and Intern

Smith in his intern outfit. Via Instagram
Smith in his intern outfit. Via Instagram

You may know Torrey Smith as that guy who caught that 59-yard pass that helped the Ravens defeat the Broncos (thereby setting the team up for its eventual win in the Super Bowl); but to Rep. Elijah Cummings, Smith is better known as the intern.