Cummings, Elijah E.

Black History and America’s Capitol

This February, Black History Month marks its 41st year as a monthlong tradition. Explore the history of this reflective and celebratory time with lawmakers and other Capitol Hill figures who discuss the intersection of black history and the U.S. Capitol building and its surrounding city.

Finally, House Action on Opioids

How Flint Became the New 9th Ward

Martin Shkreli Invokes Fifth Before Oversight Committee

Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli giggled and smiled his way through his testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday and at times seemed distracted. And members of the committee called him out on it.

What You Missed: House Hearing on Flint Water Crisis

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing Wednesday on the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Mich.

Watch Live: House Hearing on Flint Water Crisis

Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and the City of Flint are among the witnesses expected to testify.

Gowdy, Cummings Explode Over Benghazi Transcript

Shortly before the House Select Committee on Benghazi recessed for lunch Thursday, ranking member Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., challenged Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., to release the full transcript of Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime confidant to Hillary Rodham Clinton, following a series of questions by Gowdy on the topic.

The back-and-forth, which at times veered in to a shouting match between two top committee members, ended abruptly when Gowdy recessed the committee, telling Cummings to “wait until the next round [of questioning]” for more on Blumenthal.

Gowdy, Cummings Trade Shots Over Benghazi

In nearly 30 minutes of combined opening remarks, Gowdy wasted little time in bringing up emails the committee uncovered, while Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., blamed the committee’s existence on Clinton’s presidential campaign.

“If those previous congressional investigations were really serious and thorough, how did they miss Ambassador Stevens’ emails?” Gowdy, a former prosecutor, said in a measured Southern drawl. “If those previous investigations were serious and thorough, how did they miss Secretary Clinton’s emails?”

Watch Live: Hillary Clinton Testifies Before Benghazi Committee

Fmr. Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton will testify before the House Select Committee on Benghazi about the events surrounding the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Coverage begins at 10 a.m.