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Rep. Elijah Cummings to lie in state at US Capitol ceremony

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform room displays a memorial for deceased committee Chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on Capitol Hill, in Washington, U.S. Cummings, one of the most influential Democrats in Congress and a key figure in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, died on Thursday at age 68.

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform room displays a memorial for deceased committee Chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on Capitol Hill, in Washington, U.S. Cummings, one of the most influential Democrats in Congress and a key figure in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, died on Thursday at age 68.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

Cummings, a Democrat and chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, died Oct. 17 after complications from long-standing health problems.

The late Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings will be remembered by congressional leaders and colleagues as he lies in state at the Capitol.

Cummings, a Democrat and chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, died Oct. 17 after complications from long-standing health problems.

A wake and funeral are planned Friday in Baltimore.

In this Tuesday, April 2, 2109 file photo, House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Elijah Cummings, Democrat-Md., leads a meeting to call for subpoenas after a career official in the White House security office says dozens of people in President Donald Trump's administration were granted security clearances despite "disqualifying issues" in their backgrounds, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

In this Tuesday, April 2, 2109 file photo, House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Elijah Cummings, Democrat-Md., leads a meeting to call for subpoenas after a career official in the White House security office says dozens of people in President Donald Trump's administration were granted security clearances despite "disqualifying issues" in their backgrounds, on Capitol Hill in Washington.   | Photo Credit: AP

 

A sharecropper’s son, Cummings rose to become a civil rights champion, committee chairman and a leader of an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

As a tribute to Cummings, no votes are scheduled on Thursday in the House.

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