National Press Club

More tickets available for Aug. 7 luncheon featuring House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings

August 2, 2019 | By Lori Russo | lrusso@stantoncomm.com

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.

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.

Additional tickets have become available for the Aug. 7 National Press Club Headliners luncheon featuring Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

The event has been moved to the ballroom from the Holeman Lounge to accommodate demand. His remarks come in the wake of President Donald Trump’s recent Tweets about Cummings’ congressional district, in which he called Baltimore “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” and the “worst in America.”

Cummings also will address the Oversight Committee’s investigations into the Trump Administration and the prescription drug industry’s pricing practices.

Lunch will be served 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. Tickets can be purchased online.

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.

Now serving in his 13th term in the House, Cummings has been an outspoken advocate for affordable health care. He has also been a leader in the fight against drug abuse, as well as the push for urban revitalization and assistance to lower income Americans.

To submit a question for the speaker in advance, put OVERSIGHT in the subject line and email to president@press.org. 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 VIPreception@press.org at least 48 hours before the date of the Luncheon. Space may be limited.