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.
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.
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.
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.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02), released the following statement after receiving the 2016 Innocence Network Champion of Justice award:
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02), released the following statement on the most recent changes to the Republican healthcare proposal, the American Health Care Act (AHCA):
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA-02) announced the availability of more than $11 million in federal funding for flood recovery projects throughout Louisiana. The resources will go towards repairing schools, reimbursing school districts, and replacing vehicles that were damaged in the August flooding: