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Flags lowered to half-staff upon the passing of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings

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Posted at 2:33 PM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 14:33:10-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Governor's office has announced that both American and state flags at public office buildings are lowered to half-staff in honor of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings.

The proclamation was made by President Donald Trump following the passing of Rep. Cummings early Thursday morning.

Cummings, the son of a sharecropper, was chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee. He was 68-years-old.

The flags will remain at half-staff until sundown Friday, Oct. 18.