Rep. Elijah Cummings, House Oversight Committee Chair, dies at age 68

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House Oversight ant Reform Chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings speaks at the National Press Club August 7, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has died at 68 due to health complications, according to a statement from his
office.

The press release states he passed away at 2:45 a.m. on Thursday, October 17 at Johns Hopkins Hospital because of complications concerning longstanding health challenges.

He just had a medical procedure that he said would only keep him away for about a week.

The Baltimore Sun reports the Democratic House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair was a key figure in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Cummings was 68 years old.

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