Cummings: Move to 'higher ground'

Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsTop intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father Overnight Cybersecurity: Panel pushes agencies on dropping Kaspersky software | NC county won't pay ransom to hackers | Lawmakers sound alarm over ISIS 'cyber caliphate' Flynn told associate Russia sanctions would be ‘ripped up’ early in Trump presidency MORE (D-Md.) rejects Rep. Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanMcConnell names Senate GOP tax conferees House Republican: 'I worry about both sides' of the aisle on DACA Overnight Health Care: 3.6M signed up for ObamaCare in first month | Ryan pledges 'entitlement reform' next year | Dems push for more money to fight opioids MORE’s (R-Wis.) calls to move to “common ground,” and said Monday the U.S. must instead move to “higher ground.”

Cummings voted for the bipartisan budget deal Thursday that Ryan reached with Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.).

"I wasn’t particularly happy,” Cummings said about the budget deal on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Monday. “I would have loved to have seen us address the issue of unemployment insurance.”

Democrats had originally pushed for unemployment benefits to be included in the deal but ultimately conceded. The White House and Democratic leaders on the Hill have said they’ll try to find another vehicle for them.

The U.S. is doing what the military says should never be done, Cummings said.

“We should never leave anybody behind, and I think that’s exactly what’s happening right now.

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