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 Demands Action on Gun Reform

    Congressman Richmond takes to the floor of the House of Representatives to demand sensible gun reform legislation.
  • 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

December 5, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA-02) announced the availability of millions in federal funding for the Baker School System and the City of Baton Rouge. The Baker School System will receive $3.9 million for cleaning, damage removal and sanitization of school buildings impacted by the flooding and Baton Rouge will receive $2.9 million for performing emergency protective measures as a result of severe storms and flooding.
November 30, 2016 Press Release
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) elected Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) to lead them over the next two years as chair. When the next Congress convenes in January Rep. Richmond will lead the largest CBC in history, as victories in the last election have grown the caucus to 49 members.
November 30, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA-02) released the following statement announcing more than $1.3 million in FEMA grant funding to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank (GBRFB), for emergency protective measures undertaken during the historic August flooding

Disaster Preparedness

Hurricane Preparedness

Recent Votes

DateRoll CallBillVote
12/6608H.RES.828Aye
12/6607H.RES.828Not Voting
12/6606H.R.6416Not Voting
12/6605H.RES.939Not Voting
12/6604H.R.6394Not Voting
12/5603S.1635Yea
12/5602H.R.6427Yea
12/5601H.R.5015Not Voting