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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 $15.4M in Grants for Ascension Parish, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and Baton Rouge Schools
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA-02) announced the availability of more than $15.4 million in federal funding for flood recovery projects throughout Louisiana. The resources will go towards reimbursing schools in Baton Rouge for remediation activities, improvements to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, and debris-related activities in Ascension Parish following last August’s severe storms and flooding:   “We are continuing to fight for every resource that will help us get closer to a full recovery,” said Rep. Richmond.  “These grants will help Ascension Parish cover the costs of debris removal, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank repair their facilities, and schools throughout Baton Rouge provide temporary facilities as well as afford necessary maintenance so their doors could remain open after the disastrous flooding last summer. While this help is appreciated, we still have a lot of work ahead of us to make these communities whole again.”   FEMA grants a
Rep. Richmond Announces More Than $4.5 Million in FEMA Grants for the East Baton Rouge School Board and Police Department
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA-02) announced the availability of more than $4.5 million in federal funding for the East Baton Rouge School Board and East Baton Rouge Parish. The funds will go towards replacing East Baton Rouge Police Department vehicles damaged beyond repair in the August flooding and remediation activities at Glen Oaks Park High school which suffered significant flood damage.   “I am pleased to announce additional federal resources that will continue to help the Baton Rouge community recover after the devastating August flooding,” said Rep. Richmond.  “We will continue to ensure the federal government lives up to its responsibility of overseeing a full recovery for all.”   FEMA grants announced today include:   EAST BATON ROUGE SCHOOL BOARD The award provides $1,646,402.00 in federal funding to the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board for remediation activities at Glen Oaks Park High BATON ROUGE The award p
Rep. Richmond Statement on Twelfth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Richmond (LA-02) issued the following statement regarding the twelfth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall in Louisiana. “Twelve years ago today, the Gulf Coast region experienced an unprecedented tragedy,” said Rep. Richmond (LA-02). “Hurricane Katrina ravaged numerous Gulf Coast communities and attempted to break the spirits of many. In spite of Katrina’s efforts, we proved to be resilient. People came together to rebuild homes and communities.  While we celebrate the recovery that has happened, we also remember that not all of us made it and some things will never be the same.  On this day, we honor the countless lives we lost, the countless families who were displaced, and the countless men and women who worked to save lives.”   “Unfortunately, on this anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Harvey is causing devastation at a level that we hoped to never see again. Today, as we reflect on how far we’ve come, we must
Rep. Richmond Responds to Latest Senate Healthcare Bill
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02), released the following statement in response to the latest Senate Republican Healthcare bill:   “Different draft, same effect: devastating cuts to Medicaid; millions will lose healthcare; and millions more will see an increase in costs and fewer benefits,” said Rep. Richmond.  “The Senate Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act was bad before and it is still bad today.  They should focus less on trying to  get their politics “right” and spend more time trying to address the real healthcare concerns of hardworking American families.”

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