SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Congressman Elijah Cummings has passed away. His office sent out word this morning, saying he died at around 2:45 A.M at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

The Congressman had been suffering from”longstanding health challenges” and had recently undergone a medical procedure that he said would keep him away for about a week and that he would be back in time for the current session.

But , Cummings missed two roll call votes on the first day back from recess.

He has represented Maryland’s 7th Congressional District since 1996. He was also the Chair of the  House Oversight Committee.

The Maryland Democrat was 68 years old.

 

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