Press Releases

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
November 24, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Richmond (LA-02) released the following statement after the passing of civil rights icon and restaurateur Edgar ‘Dooky’ Chase Jr.
August 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – In a letter sent to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate, Congressmen Cedric Richmond (LA-02) pushed for continued cooperation between federal and state officials in response to the devastating flooding occurring in Louisiana.  Specifically, Congressman Richmond asked Administrator Fugate to rapidly process any

July 17, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Richmond (LA-02) released the following statement after police officers were the targets of deadly shootings in Baton Rouge.
July 6, 2016 Press Release
In a letter sent to President Barack Obama Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) requests a federal investigation into the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling by officers of the Baton Rouge Police Department.

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