1. Rep. Nancy Pelosi walks into House press gallery
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:
"Good morning, everyone. Today is a very sad day for us as we all awakened to the sad news of the passing of our dear friend, revered and respected colleague, Congressman, Mr. Chairman, Elijah Cummings of Maryland, my brother in Baltimore. He was in the Congress, Elijah was considered a North star. He was a leader of towering character and integrity. He lived the American dream. In his own family, his parents were sharecroppers, he Phi Beta Kappa from Howard (University) and chairman, very important committee in the Congress of the United States. He lived the American dream and he wanted it for everyone else. He spoke with unsurpassed clarity and moral integrity."
3. Cutaway of press
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:
"It's very sad, very sad for all of us who've all lost a friend. I'm devastated by the loss. I conveyed our condolences of our caucus to Maya, his dear wife, this morning. And she said what we all knew, he just fought to the end. But that's the way he was not only in his personal health, but what he believed in, in the Congress of the United States."