The D’Alesandro family, a political dynasty with two former Baltimore mayors and the first female speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives to its name, rose from a small house on Albemarle Street in Little Italy.
The body of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the Baltimore Democrat and committee chairman who died Thursday, will lie in state in National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol next week, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Not only for a generation of legislators and politicians in Maryland and throughout the halls of Congress, but for an army of young men and women with aspirations to change Baltimore or reach beyond it, Elijah Cummings, 68, was a titan.
The late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings tangled repeatedly with President Donald Trump over the past few years. Here are some of the memorable exchanges between the Democratic congressman from Baltimore and the Republican developer who became president.
Snowballs. The chicken box. Lake trout. Some of Baltimore’s most identifiable foods come in containers made from polystyrene foam, known colloquially as styrofoam. So what will happen Saturday, when the white stuff is officially banned in city limits?