Cedric Richmond
American politician
Cedric Richmond
Cedric Levon Richmond 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.
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A Vote For Jeff Sessions Is A Vote Against Freedom And Equality
Huffington Post - about 1 month
Donald J. Trump ran one of the most divisive and bigoted campaigns in modern history. In the days following his election, many hoped that the president-elect would turn toward unity. Instead, he has shown that he will govern just as he campaigned: by normalizing racism, discrimination and intolerance. There is no greater example of this disturbing reality than Senator Jeff Sessions' nomination to serve as our nation's Attorney General. Maya Angelou once said, "When people show you who they are, believe them the first time." Year after year, Senator Sessions has shown us who he is. THIS WEEK I sat through hours of Senator Sessions' confirmation hearing, as he sought to run away and obscure his history of racism, xenophobia and sexism. But his actions speak for themselves. Senator Sessions once wrongfully prosecuted a group of civil rights activists in Alabama including Albert Turner, a close aide to Dr. Martin Luther King, who led marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bri ...
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Cory Booker To Testify Against Jeff Sessions: It's 'A Call To Conscience'
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WASHINGTON ― Throughout his four years in the Senate, Cory Booker has remained relatively uncontroversial. On Wednesday, that will change when the New Jersey Democrat testifies against the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general.  It’s an unprecedented move ― marking the first time in Senate history that a sitting senator will testify in a confirmation hearing against another senator for a Cabinet position.  “I do not take lightly the decision to testify against a Senate colleague,” Booker said in a statement. “But the immense powers of the attorney general combined with the deeply troubling views of this nominee is a call to conscience.” The confirmation hearing for the Alabama Republican is expected to bring up a past riddled with allegations of racism. In 1986 he was nominated to be a federal judge but was rejected over assertions that he called a black attorney “boy” and once suggested a white lawyer was a race traitor for working for black clients. Sessi ...
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Donald Trump's Path To 300 House Votes On Infrastructure Runs Through The Black Caucus
Huffington Post - about 2 months
WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump opponents have been urging Democrats since the day after the election to offer the incoming president nothing but across-the-board resistance to his agenda. Anything else, the argument goes, is tantamount to an endorsement of racism, misogyny and Islamophobia. Liberal magazine writers have been particularly outspoken in support of the strategy of all-out opposition, arguing that only complete obstruction will drive Trump’s approval numbers low enough for Democrats to capitalize, whereas bipartisan cooperation will only make him more popular. “Charles Schumer is leading Democrats to their doom,” warned New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait, slamming the incoming Senate minority leader for pledging to work with Trump on an infrastructure bill. Slate’s Jamelle Bouie warned that Democrats who collaborate “run the real risk of being co-opted, of bolstering the political prospects of ethno-nationalism in the name of a broad ‘populism’ that isn’t actually at play. ...
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Congressional Black Caucus Members Back Boycott Because Oscars So White
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Two Congressional Black Caucus members are now openly supporting those who are boycotting February's Academy Awards ceremony over the lack of diversity among nominees. Even caucus members who won't say they back the boycott are still criticizing the Oscars. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) told The Hill on Friday that he supports the boycott -- though he's not a "big movie buff." "I think they are reflective of the African-American community," he said of those rebuffing the event. Rep. Greg Meeks (D-N.Y.) told The Huffington Post that he, too, supports the boycotters. "The lack of diversity in the Academy Awards, from the selection committee to the nominees honored, is extremely concerning," Meeks said. "This is not a new problem but one that has persisted for many years. Efforts to correct this pervasive issue within the Academy Awards are long overdue and since no tangible actions have been taken, a boycott seems like the appropriate course of action." For the second year i ...
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House Republicans Are Trying To Slip Bank Deregulation Into Highway Bill
Huffington Post - over 1 year
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are angling to slip two pieces of bank deregulation into a major highway funding bill that is expected to pass with broad bipartisan support. According to a source familiar with discussions, Republicans are trying to remove tighter regulations that were imposed on banks with at least $50 billion in assets after the 2008 financial crisis. They also are aiming to weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- a brainchild of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), which has worked to prevent big banks, payday lenders and other financial firms from ripping off households. The GOP doesn't need Democratic votes to pass the broader highway bill -- it has a wide majority in the House. But while securing federal highway funding is a top Democratic priority, controversial riders like the bank deregulation items may prompt a veto from President Barack Obama that would be impossible to override without Democratic aid. The riders could also serve as a potential ...
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Jared Polis Convinced ENDA Has Enough Support To Pass The House
Huffington Post - over 3 years
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) is confident that if House Republican leaders allow a vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, it will pass. And he says he knows of lawmakers who have not publicly voiced their support for the legislation but are privately backing it. "I've had a number of discussions with both Republicans and a few Democrats that aren't on the bill that they're ready to vote for the bill, if not put their name on it [as co-sponsors]," Polis said in an interview. "We're confident we can show the speaker and the majority leader that the House is ready to pass this important legislation and protect gays and lesbians from discrimination." Polis, who is gay, is the lead sponsor of ENDA in the House. The bill would outlaw workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. It is already illegal for employers to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, nationality, religion, age or disability. Twenty-nine states currently ha ...
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Susan Buchanan: New Orleans Fixes Red Lights After Isaac but Streetlights Are a Worry
Huffington Post - over 4 years
This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Sept. 17, 2012 edition. Red-and-green traffic lights in New Orleans and nearby Jefferson Parish were mended within two weeks after Hurricane Isaac pushed up the city's West Bank on August 29. Stop signs are still being repaired, however, and streetlights illuminating roads will take longer to fix. Newly damaged streetlights have added to a big backlog that Mayor Mitch Landrieu had hoped to have fully working by year's end. The city's streetlights are still recovering from Katrina seven years ago. Last week, Mayor Landrieu, Senator Mary Landrieu and U.S. Representative Cedric Richmond announced that the city, along with the state's Office of Emergency Preparedness, had been awarded $27.3 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA grants for costs associated with Issac. Of that, $6 million is to repair traffic signals, replace signs, restore damaged streetlights and clear street drains in New Orleans. ...
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Karen Dalton-Beninato: Fired Up, Ready to Eat: Obama in New Orleans
Huffington Post - over 4 years
President Barack Obama spoke to donors this week at the House of Blues in New Orleans, complete with the call and response I remember from covering the last presidential election. Back then, candidate Obama was seemingly everywhere with his volunteers and their boundless energy. Bumped from New Orleans to Illinois post Hurricane Katrina, covering the election for Off the Bus was a way for me to stay occupied. This week's New Orleans appearance by the president showed a thinner candidate than I recall, but the audience connection was as strong as ever. Conversely, Mitt Romney's fund-raiser at the King David Hotel in Israel now involves a surprise lockout for the press pool and no transcript of his remarks. It's not hard to figure out why as Romney gaffed his way through Europe in the run-up to the Olympics, each blunder an early birthday present for the president. Since there is no alternate Romney speech to compare and contrast Obama's remarks with, here is the Presi ...
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Latest White House Press Pool Report
Fox News - over 4 years
Subject: Pool report #2     Air Force One was wheels down in New Orleans at 3:18 p.m. CT. The president will be greeted by Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Rep. Cedric Richmond.   Jay Carney/Jen Psaki gaggle. Here are highlights, including details about tonight’s fund-raisers: -Jay opened by highlighting yesterday’s CBO report on the health care law and how repeal would increase the deficit and increase the number of uninsured. -Previewing the Urban League speech, Jay said there had been some coverage of fact that Obama will be signing an executive order to help African-Americans get the best education possible. Pool received hard copy of a fact sheet with a couple more details on this that we are working to get in electronic form. If not, I’ll type of highlights shortly. -Psaki pointed to an AP story today that she said offered further evidence that Mitt Romney had a larger role at Bain after he left to run the Olympics, contrary to his assertions. Story said he took trips to ...
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Possible Bobby Jindal rival uses poll data as gauge for support - NOLA.com
Google News - over 5 years
Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans, and others, according to its website. A phone call to the firm's Montgomery office late Thursday was not returned. Teepell refused to share the results of the campaign's own internal polling, but he said the surveys are
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APNewsBreak: Cao wants to be La. education chief - Houston Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Cao lost two years later in the heavily Democratic district to Cedric Richmond, a Democrat. Cao's apparent interest in becoming state education superintendent surprised some, because Cao in April said he would run against Attorney General Buddy
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DNC: Congressman Cedric Richmond and Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory Blast ... - Sacramento Bee
Google News - over 5 years
24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today 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
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Ellison talks with Marc Goldwein, Policy Director of the Committee for a ... - Politic365
Google News - over 5 years
Cedric Richmond, D-Louisiana; the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.; and Bishop Victor Curry, president of the Miami-Dade NAACP. The town hall was moderated by MSNBC personality Tamron Hall. Graves' comments brought additional criticisms from the members of the
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Rep. Cedric Richmond says Republicans have some explaining to do - NOLA.com
Google News - over 5 years
Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans, suggests that his GOP congressional colleagues -- not so much Democratic President Barack Obama -- will have a lot to explain to voters next fall. View full sizeBob Andres, Atlanta Journal & Constitution,
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Readout of Secretary Napolitano's Visit to New Orleans - IEWY News
Google News - over 5 years
Cedric Richmond (LA-02), US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Deputy Commissioner David Aguilar, General Services Administration (GSA) Regional Administrator JD Salinas, and New Orleans Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu for the rededication ceremony of the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Cedric Richmond
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 41
    Until his election in 2015 to the Louisiana House of Representative, Richmond's special projects director was the African-American Democrat Jimmy Harris, a New Orleans lawyer.
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  • 2014
    Age 40
    In an across-the-aisle gesture which was rare in Congress at the time, Richmond in 2014 defended his Republican colleague Vance McAllister, who had become embroiled in an alleged adultery scandal.
    More Details Hide Details Richmond associated the controversy with "gotcha moments" in which the "two parties in this country have gone overboard and taken joy in the pain of their supposed opponents". On June 9, 2014, Richmond introduced the Honor Flight Act (H.R. 4812; 113th Congress), a bill that would direct the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to establish a process for providing expedited and dignified passenger screening services for veterans traveling on an Honor Flight to visit war memorials built and dedicated to honor their service.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 36
    U.S. Representative, 2nd Congressional District-Democratic Party, 2010 August 28, 2010
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    Richmond was the first candidate in the 2010 elections to have President Barack Obama appear in a television ad on his behalf.
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  • 2008
    Age 34
    U.S. Representative, 2nd Congressional District-Democratic Party, 2008
    More Details Hide Details Threshold > 50% First Ballot, November 2, 2004 Louisiana State Representative, 101st District, 2007 October 20, 2007 Louisiana State Representative, 101st District, 2003 October 4, 2003 Louisiana State Representative, 101st District, 1999 Threshold > 50% First Ballot, October 23, 1999 Second Ballot, November 20, 1999
    In 2008 Obama had carried the 2nd with a 74 percent of the vote, his fifth-best performance in a Southern district and his 35th best nationally.
    More Details Hide Details Richmond won the November 2, 2010 election in the heavily Democratic majority-minority district with 65 percent of the vote. 2012
    Later in 2008, Richmond's law license was suspended for 6 months by the State Supreme Court in a 5–2 decision after it was found that he falsified a sworn statement claiming greater than 2 years residency in New Orleans' "D" District in order to be eligible for the district's City Council position.
    More Details Hide Details 2010 Richmond challenged Republican incumbent Anh “Joseph” Cao for.
  • 2005
    Age 31
    During a primary debate, Richmond attempted to discredit Moreno with accusations of drug use, while she attempted to attack his personal integrity by bringing up his disqualification from the 2005 New Orleans City Council "D" District election.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 26
    He was the Louisiana State Representative for District 101 (Orleans Parish) from 2000 to 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Having been first elected shortly after his 27th birthday, at the time he took office he became one of the youngest legislators ever to serve in Louisiana. He served as the Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary and a member of the Ways and Means, House Executive, and Legislative Audit Advisory committees.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1973
    Born
    Born on September 13, 1973.
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