Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Maryland), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, died at three in the morning on Oct. 17 at age 68.
Proposed by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), the legislation would shrink the District — the official seat of the federal government — to two square miles.
WMATA Inspector General Geoffrey Cherrington told the Washington Post, which first reported the story, that he was still reviewing the congressional request but planned to honor it.
Today there are 31 people dead, who woke up Saturday morning not knowing they wouldn’t make it through the night. But when all the names are named, let’s not call them victims. Let’s call out their names.
In this week’s column, our correspondent looks at incidents in the lives of some of the Hill’s most topical personalities, past and present.