Congressman Austin Scott

Representing the 8th District of Georgia



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Rep. Austin Scott Statement on the Passing of Representative Elijah Cummings

October 17, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today released the below statement on the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings (MD-07), Chairman of the House Committee of Oversight and Reform:

“My colleague from Maryland, Rep. Elijah Cummings, passed early this morning. Rep. Cummings was a devoted father, husband, and public servant who represented Maryland’s 7th Congressional District for over 20 years. Rep. Cummings was tough but fair and a gentle giant. He will be sorely missed by his family and in the halls of Congress,” said Rep. Austin Scott. “Vivien and I send our condolences and prayers to Rep. Cummings’ wife, Maya, and their family, friends, staff, and constituents during this time.”