Rep. Elijah Cummings, Back From Surgery, Tells Staff: Keep Fighting For Democracy


Rep. Elijah Cummings, back from surgery, tells staff: Keep fighting for democracy

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) greets his staff in the hearing room of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee as he returns to work after heart surgery earlier this month. (J. Lawler Duggan/For The Washington Post)Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) faced 30 members of his staff in a cavernous committee room the other day and told them how, after a nearly three-month absence from Congress, he would never be the same.
He can’t drink coffee anymore, or eat sticky buns. Staying up to watch the late news, that’s out.
More importantly, Cummings said, a prolonged hospital …

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