07/11/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/11/2019 19:55
U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings will speak at the National Press Club on Aug. 7.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, will speak at a National Press Club Headliners luncheon on Wednesday, Aug. 7.
Cummings will address the Oversight Committee's investigations into President Donald Trump and his administration.
In a letter to acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney in June, Cummings complained that the White House had ignored the committee's requests for information and has not complied with the Presidential Records Act. The committee is seeking notes on Trump's private conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Cummings, who represents Baltimore in Maryland's 7th congressional district, also will discuss the Oversight Committee's investigation into the prescription drug industry's pricing practices, launched earlier this year.
Lunch will be served in the Holeman Lounge at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for Club members (members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $39 for all other non-member tickets.
For all ticketing-related questions, please email [email protected]. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase. To submit a question for the speaker in advance, put OVERSIGHT in the subject line and email to [email protected]. The deadline for submitting questions in advance is 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.
Club members who have a paid reservation to the luncheon and wish to attend the pre-luncheon reception must send their RSVP via email to [email protected] at least 48 hours before the date of the luncheon. Space may be limited.