News Release

“We mourn the passing of a great leader for all people, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland. Representative Cummings was a true champion for America’s seniors throughout his congressional career. He maintained a deep understanding of the complexities of aging and knew that social policy programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security were not only safety nets for individuals, but they also strengthened families and communities. Congressman Cummings voted with his head and his heart on issues of concern to millions of our organization’s members, which is why he repeatedly earned a 100% rating from the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.

We will always be grateful to this humble, hardworking and dedicated public servant and will deeply miss his passionate support for a better quality of life for older Americans.” – Max Richtman, President and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.


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