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Rep. Mfume asks USPS to issue commemorative stamp to honor Rep. Elijah Cummings

January 18, 2023

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U.S. Rep. Kweisi Mfume has introduced a congressional resolution asking that the U.S. Postal Service issue a commemorative stamp for Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, he announced Tuesday.

The stamp would honor Cummings’ “life and legacy,” according to the release.

“I wanted to make sure that Elijah would be remembered and his work would not be forgotten. I am encouraged by the vast amount of support this effort has already received from those who knew Elijah or appreciate his legacy,” Mfume said in the statement. The two had been friends for over 40 years.

Cummings was born in Baltimore and went on to a 23-year career in Congress representing Maryland’s 7th Congressional District. In 2002, he became the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and later became the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, where he helped lead the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

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