Elijah Cummings; FIRST BLACK LAWMAKER TO LIE IN STATE: A formal arrival ceremony for the late Rep.

FIRST BLACK LAWMAKER TO LIE IN STATE: A formal arrival ceremony for the late Rep. Elijah Cummings is taking place in the National Statuary Hall. He is the first Black lawmaker to lie in state at the Capitol; his casket will rest about 75 feet away from a statute of another civil rights icon, Rosa Parks. The ceremony will feature remarks from both Democratic and Republican congressional leaders, as well as other members of Congress. Thousands of visitors are expected to visit the Capitol today to pay their respects to the Maryland congressman.

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