Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-MD., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, will speak at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Wednesday, Aug. 7.
His remarks come in the wake of President Trump’s comments about Cummings’s Congressional district, in which he called Baltimore “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” and the “worst in America.”
Cummings will also address the Oversight Committee’s investigations into the Trump Administration and the prescription drug industry’s pricing practices.
Now serving in his 13th term in the House, Cummings has been an outspoken advocate for affordable health care. He has also been a leader in the fight against drug abuse, as well as the push for urban revitalization and assistance to lower income Americans.
Lunch will be served in the club’s Holeman Lounge at 12:30 PM, with remarks beginning at 1:00 PM, followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2:00 PM