CEDRIC DISCUSSES PRIORITIES FOR HURRICANE ISAAC RECOVERY WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA

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

CEDRIC REINTRODUCES THE DREDGE ACT

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.
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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.
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Rep. Richmond Announces Over $15M in Homeland Security Grants for Louisiana

Jul 29, 2015 Press Release

Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA-02), today announced the availability of $15 million in Homeland Security grants for Louisiana. This funding is provided through the FY 2015 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency and will go toward various projects throughout the state. This includes over $200K to the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (NORTA) and $4.8M to New Orleans Port Area entities, an increase of more than $300K compared to last year.

Rep. Richmond to Join President Barack Obama, Members of Congress for Historic Trip to Africa

Jul 24, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) released the following statement before traveling with President Barack Obama and a group of Members of Congress on a historic trip to Kenya and Ethiopia.

Rep. Richmond Announces $82.4M in Disaster Recovery Grants for Southern University of New Orleans

Jul 22, 2015 Press Release

Today, Rep. Richmond (LA-02) announced the availability of additional disaster recovery grants for Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO) for damage suffered as a result of Hurricane Katrina. These funds, through the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be used for the construction of four new school buildings on the SUNO campus.

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