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The U.S. Representative for Louisiana's 2nd congressional district, which includes most of New Orleans, serving since 2011.
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ENG: Cedric Levon Richmond (born September 13, 1973) is the U.S. Representative for Louisiana's 2nd congressional district, which includes most of New Orleans. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Early life and education He was raised in Eastern New Orleans, going to public schools. Richmond's father died when he was seven years old. His mother was a public school teacher and small business owner. Richmond graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School, Morehouse College, Tulane School of Law and the Harvard University executive program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Louisiana legislature He was the Louisiana State Representative for District 101 (Orleans Parish) from 2000 to 2011. Having been first elected shortly after his 27th birthday, at the time he took ...
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GOP 'Sinful' To Tie Disaster Aid To Spending Cuts

As East Coasters brace for what some say will be a historic pummel by Hurricane Irene, at least one lawmaker is fuming over a requirement by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) that any potential emergency disaster aid be offset by spending cuts. "It is sinful to require us to cut somewhere ... in order to provide emergency disaster assistance for American citizens," Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) told The Huffington Post on Friday. The Louisiana Democrat pointed out that this weekend is the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated his district and cost the federal ...

Richmond and Cincinnati Mayor Mallory Blast Republicans

On a press conference call organized by the Democratic National Committee, Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-2) and Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory blasted the GOP for their willingness to raise taxes on the middle class and the impact it would have on African Americans. Last year, President Obama lowered the payroll tax, benefitting 98% of Americans. The President wants to keep that rate low, but Republicans in Congress are opposed to the President's efforts and want to raise taxes on nearly 160 million Americans. This will have an adverse effect on African American families who have benefited ...

Richmond still owes more than $50,000 in campaign expenses

It goes without saying that a successful candidate owes a debt of gratitude to those who helped get him elected. In the case of freshman Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans, it takes a more tangible form in the more than $50,000 he still owes to some of those consultants and others who worked on his past campaigns. Richmond's campaign debt of $51,277.82 as of the end of September includes $7,000 owed to Third Coast Research, a Chicago opposition research firm that went to work for one of his opponents when the Richmond campaign didn't pay its bill, and $1,446.50 owed to Deep South ...

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Rep. Richmond Announces More Than $19M in Flood Recovery Grants for the Ascension Parish School Board
WASHINGTON – Today, 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: “We are continuing to make strides toward rebuilding our community after this disaster,” said Rep. Richmond.  “This most recent grant from FEMA will help schools in Ascension Parish continue to educate students following the extraordinary circumstances created by flood damage. There is still a long road ahead to full recovery, but I will continue to ensure that we receive the necessary support from the federal government every step of the way. ” FEMA grants announced today include: ASCENSION PARISH SCHOOL BOARD The award provides $3,549,404.70 in federal funding to provide temporary facilities to Galvez Middle School. The award is required as a result of damages withstood
Rep. Richmond Elected Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus for the 115th Congress
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, 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.  “I’m honored and humbled by the confidence my colleagues have placed in me to serve as the chair of this revered Caucus, the conscience and intellect of the Congress,” said Rep. Richmond.  “As we move into a new Congress and the onset of a new Administration, our Caucus will remain committed to the values that have made the CBC among the most influential institutions in the nation.” “I’m grateful to outgoing Chairman G.K. Butterfield for his leadership and dedication over the past two years.  We have all benefited from his steadfast commitment to our community and our cause.”  “As we face the challenges before us ─ from economic just
Rep. Richmond Announces More than $6.8M in Grants for Flood Recovery for Baton Rouge and the Baker School System
WASHINGTON – Today, 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: “Southeastern Louisiana has suffered through some of the worst flooding in our nation’s history,” said Rep. Richmond.  “As a result, many families, school districts, and businesses are still struggling to get back on their feet. These important resources from FEMA are evidence that we are not alone in that struggle. I will continue to work with our federal partners to ensure the people of Baton Rouge and Baker receive the support they need and deserve to recover from this historic flooding. ” ###
Rep. Richmond Sworn in as Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus
Washington, DC –Today, 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. Over the next two years, Chairman Richmond will lead the Caucus in its mission of empowering the African American community and providing a voice for people of color and vulnerable communities. “The 49 Members of the CBC are committed to do our part,” said Rep. Richmond. “To provide leadership, engage the people across the country, and fight shoulder to shoulder to ensure the arc of history continues to bend toward justice.” The Chairman’s full remarks are included below. We've assembled this morning to celebrate historic achievements and acknowledge the progress of the Congressional Black Caucus as an institution. We now stand at 49 Members--bipartisan, b

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