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Rep. Elijah Cummings to lie in state at the US Capitol on Thursday

Posted at 5:51 PM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 17:51:01-04

WASHINGTON, DC — Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced that Elijah Cummings will lie in state in National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol on Thursday, October 24.

As Pelosi said after his passing, “In the House, Elijah was our North Star. He was a leader of towering character and integrity, whose stirring voice and steadfast values pushed the Congress and country to rise always to a higher purpose. His principled leadership as Chair of the Committee on Oversight and Reform was the perfect testament to his commitment to restoring honesty and honor to government, and leaves a powerful legacy for years to come.”

A formal ceremony will also be held on Thursday morning which will be open to members of Congress, the Cummings family and invited guests. Following the service, there will be a public viewing.