Congressman Cedric Richmond

Representing the 2nd District of Louisiana
  • Welcome to the 2nd Congressional District of Louisiana

    The 2nd Congressional District of Louisiana is among the most diverse and culturally rich in all of the country. Stretching from New Orleans along the River Parishes up to Baton Rouge it makes up a unique dichotomy of what makes Louisiana special.
  • Youth Empowerment Strategy

    Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) introduced the Youth Empowerment Strategy as part of his effort to provide more opportunities for youth across the country. The Youth Empowerment Strategy, made up of the Youth Summer Jobs and Public Service Act of 2015 and the Student Disciplinary Fairness Act of 2015 would expand summer job programs and take steps to combat the use of the criminal justice system for routine school discipline.
  • Reforming Our Broken Criminal Justice System

    I am committed to reforming our broken prison system to save taxpayers money and give ex-offenders, those who have paid their debt to society, a second chance. In conjunction with my leadership on criminal justice matters, I have focused on producing legislation which invests in education, in economic growth, and in jobs. I believe we should be investing in jobs and education, instead of squandering tax dollars building more prisons.
  • Rep. Richmond's State of the Dream Address

    Congressman Richmond delivers the State of the Dream Address from the floor of the United States House of Representatives in honor of Black History Month.
  • Help with a Federal Agency

    If you can't get an answer from a federal agency in a timely fashion, or if you feel you have been treated unfairly, my office may be able to help resolve a problem or get you the information you need. While we cannot guarantee you a favorable outcome, we will do our best to help you receive a fair and timely response to your problem.

Latest News

May 26, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. Richmond (LA-02) issued the following statement after the Louisiana Legislature passed House Bill 266, which would prohibit state employers from including criminal history questions on hiring applications. The bill will now go to the Governor’s desk, where it is expected to be signed into law.
April 25, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA-02) announced over $300K in Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program (JRAP) grants to be distributed to the Housing Authority of New Orleans and South Louisiana Legal Services to address the housing and employment challenges facing youth involved in the juvenile justice system.
April 20, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA-02) released the following statement after five former New Orleans police officers pled guilty to charges surrounding the shootings of civilians on the Danziger Bridge in the days after Hurricane Katrina.

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