Press Releases

May 25, 2011 Press Release
Mr. Richmond’s amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act would ensure Avondale workers’ tax money isn't used to reward their employer for closing the plant by banning the federal government from refunding closure costs.
May 13, 2011 Press Release
The announcement comes after Congressman Richmond and Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), wrote Commerce Secretary Gary Locke in March, urging him to take action to ease the economic ramifications and job losses from Northrop Grumman’s planned closure of Avondale Shipyard, which placed nearly 4,000 jobs in jeopardy.
May 10, 2011 Press Release

New Orleans, LA– The Jazz Fest gave way to another art form last night as high school students bopped into the McKenna Museum for the 2nd Congressional District Art Competition. While 25 students participated, Holy Cross High School Senior, Tyler Conde’ was the 1st place winner with his painting “Star Spangled Banners.”

May 2, 2011 Press Release
"Developing closer diplomatic relations with Czech Republic, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Afghanistan is important and I was proud to play a part. Gaining greater insight from our folks on the ground is critically important as we deliberate our next steps in Afghanistan. Also, speaking with our troops, including the brave men and women from Louisiana, to let them know that they have our full support is critical.”
May 2, 2011 Press Release
Almost a decade after the malicious attack on our homeland and on our countrymen, the mastermind of that attack, Osama bin Laden, has met justice. This is a historic moment in the world’s repudiation of terrorism and moves us towards a more peaceful and just world...
April 21, 2011 Press Release
Congressman Richmond released the following statement today on the Natural Resource Trustees for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill announcement of a $1 Billion agreement to fund early Gulf Coast restoration projects.
April 20, 2011 Press Release
“One year ago, the Deepwater Horizon exploded, killing 11 Americans, and eventually spilling almost 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. On today’s anniversary, we send our solemn thoughts and prayers to the families impacted by the explosion. On today’s anniversary we call on the entire Nation to address the national impacts of the spill. ...
April 7, 2011 Press Release
“Small businesses have always been our nation’s greatest innovators... The Small Business Innovation Research program has been an important mechanism for enlisting small firms to meet the U.S. government’s research needs."
April 1, 2011 Press Release


April 1, 2011

Contact: Aketa Marie Simmons 

(202) 579-5571

For Immediate Release


Rep. Richmond introduces relief act for gulf coast Small Businesses

March 23, 2011 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (LA-02) joined Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, the 18th Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service, and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu today in celebrating the one year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.