Press Release

Fortenberry Statement on Passing of U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings

Oct 17, 2019
Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1) offered the following statement today following news of the passing of U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings (MD-7). 

“Our colleague Congressman Elijah Cummings has died.  He had a beautiful saying: ‘Make your pain become your passion and your passion become your purpose!’  I suspect he would like us to remember him in this way.  May he Rest in Peace,” Fortenberry said.


Congressman Jeff Fortenberry is the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA).