Following the tragic passing of House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings, Justice Action Network Executive Director, Holly Harris offered the following statement:
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Chairman Elijah Cummings. He truly gave a voice to the voiceless, and showed compassion for the disadvantaged people of this country. We were privileged to work closely with Chairman Cummings on his second chance employment bill, the Fair Chance Act, which is just one of the countless ways he put people above partisanship, and worked across the aisle to fight for America’s forgotten communities. His work on criminal justice reform gave untold Americans second chances.
“Our prayers go out to Chairman Cummings’ family, friends, colleagues, and staff. His passing is a tremendous loss for our country and for Congress.”