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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 Mourns the Passing of Edgar ‘Dooky’ Chase Jr.
Washington DC – Rep. Richmond (LA-02) released the following statement after the passing of civil rights icon and restaurateur Edgar ‘Dooky’ Chase Jr.: “Through activism and leadership Edgar ‘Dooky’ Chase Jr. and his wife Leah Chase helped pave the way for black leadership in New Orleans and throughout the country,” said Rep. Richmond. “As their business grew into one of the most popular restaurants in the city it also served as the only place where people of color could meet and organize during the civil rights movement.” “Without their bravery and generosity many of the great activists who brought about change would have never had the opportunity to lay the groundwork for the burgeoning movement. Mr. Chase will forever be remembered for the commitment and joy he brought to our community both through food and music, but his work towards equality will have the most lasting impact.” “His legacy will live on through the iconic restaurant that bear
Rep. Richmond Announces More than $1.3M in FEMA Funding for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
WASHINGTON – Today, 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: “The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank played a critical role during a trying time for the Baton Rouge community," said Rep. Richmond.  “We are at our strongest when we help those in need. I commend the GBRFB for bridging the gap for so many during their darkest hour. These resources will help the GBRFB recover and continue their vital mission of serving the people of Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes." ###
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 Joined U.S. House Committee on Financial Services Democrats To Call for Field Hearing on the National Flood Insurance Program
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02), Rep. Maxine Waters, and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver called on Republican leadership of the Financial Services Committee to hold a field hearing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to examine the government’s response to the recent flooding in that area, and to better inform the Committee as it prepares to consider the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which is set to expire on September 30, 2017. “People living outside of flood hazard areas make up the majority of the victims of this flooding and yet, because they did not have and were not required to purchase flood insurance, they will have to rebuild their homes and lives without the support that federal policy was designed to provide,” said Richmond. “With the large gap between what the flood risk maps showed and what actually happened when the rain fell, it is crucial Congress see first-hand the damage that has been done. "   The letter to Chairm



 
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