Press Releases

May 26, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. Richmond (LA-02) issued the following statement after the Louisiana Legislature passed House Bill 266, which would prohibit state employers from including criminal history questions on hiring applications. The bill will now go to the Governor’s desk, where it is expected to be signed into law.
April 25, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA-02) announced over $300K in Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program (JRAP) grants to be distributed to the Housing Authority of New Orleans and South Louisiana Legal Services to address the housing and employment challenges facing youth involved in the juvenile justice system.
April 20, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA-02) released the following statement after five former New Orleans police officers pled guilty to charges surrounding the shootings of civilians on the Danziger Bridge in the days after Hurricane Katrina.
March 21, 2016 Press Release
In a letter sent to President Barack Obama and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate, Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) supported Governor John Bel Edwards’ request for assistance for constituents impacted by recent tornados. Specifically, the Governor has requested Individual Assistance for Assumption, Iberville, St. James, St. John the Baptist, and Livingston parishes and Public Assistance for Assumption, St. James, and St. John the Baptist parishes. This request is necessary to provide much-needed federal resources to help people recover from severe weather that has destroyed homes and damaged communities.
March 14, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – In a letter sent to President Barack Obama and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate, Congressmen Cedric Richmond (LA-02) pushed for additional federal assistance so that people and communities affected by the recent tornados receive the resources they need.

March 1, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed two bills designating post offices for veteran police Officer Daryle Holloway and civil rights legend Judge Lionel Collins.
February 24, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Richmond (LA-02) issued the following statement after Baton Rouge State Rep. Ronnie Edwards passed away, ending an over two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
February 19, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Richmond (LA-02) issued the following statement after the release of Alfred Woodfox, the last remaining jailed member of the Angola 3.
February 12, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) issued the following statement after The House Judiciary Committee approved by voice vote the Corrections and Recidivism Reduction Act (H.R. 759), in which he was an original co-sponsor and leading Democrat. If enacted the bill would reform the federal prison system, strengthen public safety, enhance prison security, provide inmates the help they need, and protect civil liberties.
February 9, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) issued the following statement after the President released his 2016 budget proposal.

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