In the 112th Congress, Ranking Member Elijah Cummings announced an investigation into the compensation packages of top executives at for-profit colleges.
Ranking Member Cummings has been investigating the increasing number of cyberattacks for more than two years and has called for the Oversight Committee to hold hearings and obtain additional information about cyberattacks against retail companies, financial institutions, healthcare corporations,government contractors, and federal agencies
Ranking Member Cummings is regarded as one of the foremost national leaders fighting for the rights of homeowners and taxpayers alike. Ranking Member Cummings' wide ranging investigation examined illegal foreclosures, inflated fees, and other abuses against U.S. servicemembers and their families.
In February 2012, former Chairman Darrell Issa and Subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan asked the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) to conduct a review into concerns that the IRS was applying inappropriate scrutiny to certain applications for tax-exempt status. In May 2013, TIGTA issued its report and concluded that the IRS had used inappropriate criteria in determining tax-exempt status.
Ranking Member Cummings became interested in the accessibility and affordability of prescription drugs after he received a heartfelt letter in 2011 from Brenda Frese, the women’s head basketball coach at the University of Maryland. Ms. Frese’s son was diagnosed with leukemia and treated with a chemotherapy drug called cytarabine, which at that time was on the FDA’s drug shortage list.
In the 112th Congress, Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings launched an investigation into why hospitals and other health care providers have difficulty obtaining short-supply prescription drugs needed to treat patients suffering from cancer and other life-threatening conditions.
As part of a broad effort to promote the integrity of our nation’s elections, Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings launched an investigation into alleged efforts to suppress the vote through voter registration fraud and voter challenges.