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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 $4.9 Million in Additional FEMA Grants for the East Baton Rouge School Board
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA-02) announced the availability of more than $4.9 million in federal funding for the East Baton Rouge School Board. The funds will go towards temporary modifications and services, and permanent repairs to five buildings on the Glen Oaks High School campus that were damaged in last year’s flooding. “I am pleased to announce additional federal resources that will continue to help Glen Oaks High School rebuild after the devastating August flooding,” said Rep. Richmond.  “I will continue to fight for federal funding because citizens and communities in Louisiana deserve the resources needed for a full recovery.” FEMA grants announced today include: EAST BATON ROUGE SCHOOL BOARD The award provides $3,394,556.25 in federal funding to East Baton Rouge School Board – Glen Oaks Campus, for (1) modification and repurposing of five of the twenty buildings to provide temporary services, and (2) for leasing of twe
Rep. Richmond Statement on the Death of New Orleans Police Department Officer Marc McNeil
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Richmond (LA-02) issued the following statement regarding the death of New Orleans police Department Office March McNeil: “I want to extend my heartfelt condolences to the McNeil family.  While the news is still fresh and the grief still very real I know without a doubt Marcus McNeil is a hero and his young life ended too soon,” said Rep. Richmond.  “Every day police officers in New Orleans and across the country risk their lives to keep our communities safe; a tremendous daily sacrifice that is borne by the officers and their loved ones.  Unfortunately, today we add Marcus’s name to a growing list of officers we have lost in the line of duty.” “It is true the law enforcement profession is not one of glory and it does not always garner the respect it deserves.  However, in spite of the climate, brave men and women put on the uniform and face substantial odds on our behalf.  All levels of government, law enforcement organizations, and al
Rep. Richmond Votes Against National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA-02) released the following statement regarding today’s vote on H.R. 2874, the 21st Century Flood Reform Act, in the House of Representatives: “Simply put, this bill is bad for the people of Louisiana,” said Rep. Richmond. “My constituents aren’t living in mansions; they’re working people living in the same cities they grew up in, close to their jobs and families. So the cost of flood insurance matters a lot. The surcharge and premium increases that would result from this bill would be devastating for the people I represent.  Additionally, tying removal of a property from the program to a home’s replacement cost puts the communities I represent at risk of a foreclosure crisis.” Watch the Congressman’s floor remarks here.   ####
Rep. Richmond Mourns the Passing of New Orleanian Antoine “Fats” Domino
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) issued the following statement after the passing of Antoine “Fats” Domino, the lifelong New Orleans musician known as a founding father of rock ‘n’ roll: “Today, the city of New Orleans and the international community lost one of our favorite sons,” said Rep. Richmond. “Fats Domino’s many musical contributions will live on through generations of musicians to come. A pioneer celebrated on the international stage, Fats Domino never outgrew his beloved New Orleans. We loved him as much as he loved us.” “Today is truly a day that will go down in New Orleans history forever. Fats Domino was a beloved father, grandfather, and a true example of New Orleans culture personified. He will surely be missed by everyone. My sincere condolences and prayers are with the Domino family.”  

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