Congressman Richmond discussed priorities for Hurricane Isaac recovery during President Barack Obama's visit to Louisiana after Hurricane Isaac. The President spoke with local and federal officials after he delivered a statement on the ongoing response and recovery efforts to Hurricane Isaac in LaPlace, Louisiana, Sept. 3, 2012.
Congressman Cedric Richmond discusses priorities for Hurricane Issac recovery with President Obama


Congressman Cedric Richmond (D,LA) introduced the DREDGE Act - Dredging for Restoration and Economic Development for Global Exports. The bill would give the Army Corps of Engineers the authorization to dredge the Mississippi River to 50 feet so that larger vessels transiting the expanded Panama Canal can access the River. In addition, the bill creates a pilot project to promote the rebuilding of wetlands using existing sediment dredged from the River.

Cedric Richmond Debates Medicaid Expansion at the Louisiana State Legislature.

Congressman Cedric Richmond discussed the benefits of Medicaid Expansion during a visit to a Health and Welfare committee hearing in the Louisiana State Legislature.
LA Legislation

Orientation on Immigration Executive Actions with Special Guest Congressman Luis Gutierrez

The Orientation will provide an overview of the President's executive actions including the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program.


The Orientation will take place on June 13, 2015 at 10:30 am in the Warren Easton High School Auditorium located at 3019 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119.


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For more information or questions please contact DeShannon Russell at 504-365-0390 or email DeShannon.Russell@mail.house.gov.

Latest News

Rep. Richmond Calls for DOJ Investigation into Alleged Civil Rights Violations Inside the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office

May 20, 2015 Press Release

In a letter sent to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Rep. Richmond (LA-02), Member of the House Judiciary Committee, requested a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into alleged abusive patterns and practices of the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office (IPSO).

Rep. Richmond Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Launch of Head Start

May 19, 2015 Press Release

Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA-02) joins students, parents, and educators throughout the country in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the launch of Head Start.

Rep. Richmond Demands USPS Data Supporting New Orleans Mail Processing Activities to Baton Rouge

May 14, 2015 Press Release

In a letter sent to Postmaster General Megan Brennan Rep. Richmond (LA-02) expressed his disappointment in the United States Postal Service (USPS) for their failure to provide clear and coherent data justifying the decision to move processing activities at the New Orleans Processing & Distribution Center to the Baton Rouge facility. In addition to eliminating more than 800 middle-class jobs, this proposed consolidation would threaten thousands of small businesses and households that rely on the USPS for timely mail service.

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