Oversight Committee room to be dedicated to late Rep. Elijah Cummings

Oversight Committee room to be dedicated to late Rep. Elijah Cummings

House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDC argues it is shortchanged by coronavirus relief bill Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — US coronavirus cases hit 100,000 | Trump signs T stimulus package | Trump employs defense powers to force GM to make ventilators | New concerns over virus testing Hillicon Valley: Apple rolls out coronavirus screening app, website | Pompeo urged to crack down on coronavirus misinformation from China | Senators push FTC on price gouging | Instacart workers threaten strike MORE (D-Calif.) and House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn MaloneyCarolyn Bosher MaloneyHouse Democrats plead with key committee chairman to allow remote voting amid coronavirus pandemic Brady PAC endorses Biden, plans to spend million in 2020 Hillicon Valley: Facebook, Twitter dismantle Russian interference campaign targeting African Americans | YouTube to allow ads on coronavirus videos | Trump signs law banning federal funds for Huawei equipment MORE (D-N.Y.) are slated to officially dedicate the panel's hearing room in honor of former Chairman Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsMaryland postpones primary over coronavirus fears Maryland governor: 'Simply not enough supplies' on hand to tackle coronavirus Meadows joins White House facing reelection challenges MORE (D-Md.) on Thursday.

Pelosi’s office announced on Tuesday that she and Maloney will co-host the dedication later this week, paying tribute to the late congressman’s tenure on the committee.

"As our nation celebrates Black History Month, a bipartisan group of Members of Congress will join together to name 2154 Rayburn House Office Building, the 'Elijah E. Cummings Room,'" the notice of the dedication said.


Cummings, a widely respected senior lawmaker and civil rights advocate, died in October at the age of 68 from health complications.

Despite playing a leading role in the impeachment inquiry, the Maryland Democrat managed to maintain strong relationships with members on both sides of the aisle. He was first elected to the House in 1996 and served as the leading Democrat on the committee from 2011 until the time of his death.

Maloney was selected to lead the panel shortly after Cummings passed away.