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.
"There Comes A Time When Silence Becomes Betrayal"Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) gives moving floor remarks regarding the recent tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Rep. Richmond highlights that the Congress can no longer stay silent as gun violence continue to plague American communities.
The nearly 3,000 Building Trades leaders and activists make this annual trip to Washington to meet with their elected officials to discuss issues of importance to the Building and Trades community: job creation in energy and infrastructure, industry standards, and other issues of importance to workers in the construction industry.
Rep. Richmond delivers the commencement address to the Xavier University class of 2017 and challenges them to "make the world the way you want it to be."
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.
WASHINGTON- Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) released the following statement after Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced no charges would be filed in the fatal officer-involved shooting of Alton Sterling:
Washington DC – Today, Rep. Richmond (LA-02) issued the following statement after New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson passed away:
WASHINGTON – In a letter to House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX-10), Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA-02) demanded that the Committee, of which he’s a member, “live up to its name and mission” and hold a hearing that explores mass shootings as the “domestic terrorism they are,” as well as solutions that would help stop them.