Congressman Cedric Richmond

Representing the 2nd District of Louisiana

Press Releases

February 7, 2017 Press Release
Today, Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02), released the following statement after tornadoes touched down in New Orleans.
January 31, 2017 Press Release
Today, Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02), Ranking Member of the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies Subcommittee issued the following statement after H.R. 690, the Gains in Nuclear Detection Architecture Act, was passed by the US House of Representatives.
January 30, 2017 Press Release
Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman, Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02), released the following statement after President Trump signed orders to make it more difficult for families, including refugees, to enter the United States based on their religion or religious heritage.
January 25, 2017 Press Release
Today, Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman, Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02), released the following statement in response to reports that Donald Trump selected attorney John Gore as Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division for the Department of Justice (DOJ).
January 17, 2017 Press Release
Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) released a compilation of legislative solutions, many of them bipartisan, authored by CBC Members to bolster underserved communities introduced in the in the House and Senate during the 114th Congress.
January 4, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) was sworn in as the 25th Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) during a ceremony hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) at the Warner Theatre. The ceremony marked the induction of the largest class in the CBC’s 46-year history.
December 16, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA-02) announced the availability of more than $19 million in federal funding for the Ascension Parish School Board. The resources will reimburse schools throughout Ascension Parish that require temporary facilities due to damages from the August flooding.
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

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