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Washington, D.C. – House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD-07):

“We share this service with remarkable people. Elijah Cummings and the journey he forged was among the most remarkable and consequential. From age eleven he began working to right the injustices that surrounded him and were present in communities across the country. As a member of the House of Representatives, Elijah was a leader for both parties to emulate, and someone to share a laugh with even amongst the most contentious times. His presence will be deeply missed. Judy and I pray for his family and everyone who was touched by Elijah throughout his incredible life.”