Biography

Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA02)Congressman Cedric Richmond represents Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. Congressman Richmond currently serves on the House Committee on House Ways and Means Committee. Outside of Committee service, he is a member of the New Democrat Coalition and serves as the House Democratic Assistant to the Majority Whip. 

The Ways and Means Committee is the oldest and most prestigious committee in Congress and is also the main tax writing committee. On the Committee, Congressman Richmond works to protect and improve Social Security and Medicare, improve our nation’s trade deals, and make our tax system fair for families so that all Americans can have economic justice and financial security.

During the 116th Congress, Congressman Richmond also previously served on the Committee on Homeland Security and the Committee on the Judiciary. While on those Committees, Congressman Richmond helped make landmark criminal justice reform a reality and to ensure that the people of Louisiana’s 2nd District are adequately prepared for any emergency through oversight of the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA).

During the 116th Congress, Congressman Richmond served as the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. He is currently the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. 

Born and raised in New Orleans, Congressman Richmond is a strong believer in the value of mentorship in his hometown. He is a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, earned his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, and his Juris Doctorate from the Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans. Congressman Richmond is also a graduate of the Harvard University Executive Education Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. In 2019, Congressman Richmond was inducted into the Tulane Law School Hall of Fame.