memorial service

Cummings lies in state as public honors his service

The flag-draped casket of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings is carried by members of an honor guard up the steps of the Capitol on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Elijah E. Cummings' casket arrived at the Capitol Thursday so the late Maryland representative could lie in state, an honor given to few elected officials.

After a private ceremony for colleagues, family and friends, Cummings' casket was viewable to the public. People from as far away as Nevada and as close as his home district paid their respects.

House Leaders to Hold Memorial for Slaughter
April 18 service in Statuary Hall will be open to members and late New York congresswoman’s family

The late Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., will be honored in a House memorial service April 18 in Statuary Hall. (Tom Williams/Roll Call file photo)

The House will hold a memorial service in Statuary Hall on April 18 to honor the late Rep. Louise Slaughter, Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday. 

The 4 p.m. service will be open to members of Congress, Slaughter’s family and invited guests.