WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement on the passing of Chairman Elijah Cummings:
"Representative Elijah Cummings embodied all that is good and decent about America. He was a man of kindness, temperance, civility, and respect who dedicated his life to helping others and strengthening our democracy. In divided times, he saw beyond partisan lines, reminding us all of the possibility and power of compromise. For Representative Cummings, party affiliation never stood in the way of friendship—just one of many reasons he was beloved on both sides of the aisle. Baltimore and the nation are better off today because of his service. May we honor Representative Cummings’ legacy by following his example."