"In the House, Elijah was our North Star. He was a leader of towering character and integrity, whose stirring voice and steadfast values pushed the Congress and country to rise always to a higher purpose," Pelosi said in a statement. "His principled leadership as chair of the committee on Oversight and Reform was the perfect testament to his commitment to restoring honesty and honor to government, and leaves a powerful legacy for years to come."
Funeral services are scheduled for Oct. 25 at New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore, where Cummings' worshiped for 40 years, The Baltimore Sun reported. A viewing is at 8 a.m. followed by the service at 10 a.m.