US Rep Richmond: 'Security for Congress is embarrassingly inadequate'
Posted on 6/16/2017 5:40:00 AM.

New Orleans Congressman Cedric Richmond says it is time to ramp up security for federal lawmakers, after a shootout at a baseball park in Virginia left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise seriously injured. Richmond says in these polarizing times, Congressional leaders need to be aware of the potential danger of their positions.
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US Rep Richmond apologizes for joke about Kellyanne Conway
Posted on 3/6/2017 10:43:00 AM.

US Representative Cedric Richmond has apologized after making a joke about a viral photo of Kellyanne Conway. Richmond said at the Washington Press Club Foundation dinner that Conway looked familiar while kneeling on a couch in the Oval Office. President of the National Organization for Women in Baton Rouge Angela Adkins says apologizing was the right thing for Richmond to do.
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LA GOP and Gov Edwards believe an apology is necessary from Rep. Richmond for Kellyanne Conway joke
Posted on 3/2/2017 12:45:00 PM.

New Orleans Congressman Cedric Richmond says his joke about Donald Trump aid Kellyanne Conway was misinterpreted. Richmond spoke last night at the Washington Press Club Foundation Dinner and joked that Conway “looked familiar” while kneeling.
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Congressman Richmond speaks out against U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General
Posted on 1/11/2017 1:30:00 PM.

New Orleans Congressman Cedric Richmond urged members of the Senate Judiciary Committee today not to confirm Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama as the next United States Attorney General. Richmond says Sessions’ beliefs are discriminatory and so are his actions.
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Cedric Richmond sworn in as chairman of Congressional Black Caucus
Posted on 1/3/2017 12:04:00 PM.

Today, US Representative Cedric Richmond of New Orleans was sworn in as the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. Richmond says in this new Congress, the CBC will confront those who seek to divide people, and they will be clear on their demands on behalf of black people across the country.
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Candidates in 2nd Congressional race square off at Baton Rouge Press Club
Posted on 10/31/2016 3:49:00 PM.

Election Day is right around the corner and the race for the 2nd Congressional District seat has been quiet between Democrats Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden and incumbent Cedric Richmond.
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FEMA criticized over its response to flood recovery
Posted on 9/9/2016 10:04:00 AM.
Leaders in Louisiana whose communities were devastated by historic flooding spoke before members of Congress Friday. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss FEMA’s response to this disaster. Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves says the speed at which aid is getting to people is far too slow.
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New Washington St ramp to be built on I-10 in Baton Rouge
Posted on 8/4/2016 12:57:00 PM.

The Department of Transportation announces that a new on-ramp will be built in place of the Washington Street exit on Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge. Governor John Bel Edwards says alleviating congestion on I-10 is critically important for shipping commerce across the country.
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Verbal jabs exchanged between 2nd Congressional District candidates
Posted on 7/21/2016 10:23:00 AM.

Verbal jabs are already being exchanged in the 2nd Congressional District race that features two Democrats, US Representative Cedric Richmond and challenger Kip Holden. Holden has served as the mayor of Baton Rouge since 2005 and is term-limited. Holden is criticizing Richmond for not taking part in the discussions or the recovery in the Capital City following both the Alton Sterling shooting and the ambush on police.
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Louisiana lawmakers file legislation to reduce violence between police and the public
Posted on 7/13/2016 11:47:00 AM.

Congressmen Cedric Richmond and Garret Graves have teamed up to introduce legislation that would give police training to de-escalate situations and help provide law enforcement access to nonlethal weapons. Graves says this comes after last week’s fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling. He says this bill’s goal is to use new technology to bridge gaps between life and death.
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