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Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), second from left, joins African American Congressional staffers as they hold a protest on the House steps of the U.S. Capitol Building to protest the Eric Garner and Mike Brown grand jury decisions, Washington, D.C., Thursday, December 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), center, joins African American Congressional staffers as they hold a protest on the House steps of the U.S. Capitol Building to protest the Eric Garner and Mike Brown grand jury decisions, Washington, D.C., Thursday, December 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), center, joins African American Congressional staffers as they hold a protest on the House steps of the U.S. Capitol Building to protest the Eric Garner and Mike Brown grand jury decisions, Washington, D.C., Thursday, December 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Elijah Cummings said Sunday that a majority of black Americans, excluding himself, fear the Secret Service is failing to adequately protect President Obama due to racism. (CBS/Mediaite)

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Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Cal.), left, and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), second from left, greet Secret Service Director Julia Pierson, third from left, before she testifies in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Capitol Hill to discuss the recent White House perimeter breach when an armed Texas man made it into the White House earlier this month, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, September 30, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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**FILE** Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat and ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, from panel of witnesses including Jennifer O'Connor of the Office of the White House Counsel, who once worked at the IRS, during the committee's hearing on "IRS Obstruction: Lois Lerner's missing e-mails." (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, from panel of witnesses including Jennifer O'Connor of the Office of the White House Counsel, who once worked at the IRS, during the committee's hearing on "IRS Obstruction: Lois Lerner's missing e-mails." (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat, said a recent report makes clear that there was no White House involvement or political bias in the IRS' targeting of tea party groups applying for nonprofit status. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (right), California Republican, with the committee's ranking member, Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat, continues his probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service as the panel questions IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on March 26, 2014, during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

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House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., right, listens as the committee's ranking member, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, as the committee continues its probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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**FILE** House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (right), California Republican, with the committee's ranking member, Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat, continues his probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service as the panel questions IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on March 26, 2014, during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

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House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., right, listens as the committee's ranking member, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, as the committee continues its probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., right, leaves as the committee's ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., left, begins his statement on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, during the committee's hearing where former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner invoked her constitutional right not to incriminate herself. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

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House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., right, leaves as the committee's ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., left, begins his statement on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, during the committee's hearing where former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner invoked her constitutional right not to incriminate herself. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)