Cedric Richmond

Winner of Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District to be determined in Saturday’s runoff

BY: - April 23, 2021

Karen Carter-Peterson and Troy Carter, two veteran state lawmakers — both from New Orleans and both Democrats — go head-to-head Saturday in a runoff to fill the open seat for representative of Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District. The seat was left open when Cedric Richmond, who was first elected to Congress in 2010, took a role […]

Louisiana election to replace Congressman-elect Letlow expected to be held March 20

BY: - December 30, 2020

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards intends to call a special election for Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District on March 20, with a runoff election scheduled for April 24, if necessary. The seat needs to be filled because of Congressman-elect Luke Letlow’s unexpected death from COVID-19 complications Tuesday. The governor’s office said Edwards intends to schedule the […]

Cedric Richmond

U.S. House approves $2,000 stimulus checks backed by Trump

BY: - December 29, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure Monday evening to send $2,000 stimulus checks to many Americans, embracing a call from President Donald Trump to more than triple the direct payments in the massive coronavirus relief package signed into law Sunday night. A bill to boost the relief payments cleared the House on […]

Cedric Richmond

Louisiana Congressman Cedric Richmond to join White House, sources say

BY: - November 16, 2020

U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond is leaving Congress for a prominent position in President-elect Joe Biden’s White House, said two politically-connected sources in Louisiana who have spoken to Richmond recently. The congressman is expected to discuss his resignation at a press conference he’s called about the “future of the 2nd Congressional District seat” Tuesday morning in […]

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$405 million UI overpaid

Without the $600 added to unemployment checks, I don’t know how my family will survive

BY: - July 28, 2020

By Travis Smith Congress will soon be debating legislation that will determine if families like mine will be able to stay above water. My wife and I are both unemployed and blessed to have been receiving the Pandemic Unemployed Compensation from the CARES Act introduced in March. It has been a tremendous help while we […]

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An unemployment fiscal cliff lies ahead; will Congress continue $600 federal aid?

BY: - July 21, 2020

It was surprising Thursday evening to hear an aide for U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins express such concern and support for Louisianians who say they’ve been making do with the unemployment benefits they’ve been getting but fear they’ll be put outdoors if the larger, federal share of those checks is cut. Louisiana Republicans haven’t exactly oozed […]

Border officials did not follow guidelines on migrant children’s health care, government investigators find

BY: - July 16, 2020

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has not consistently followed new guidelines for medical care of migrant children and spent some of the agency’s money designated for “medical care” on unrelated items like printers, speakers and their canine program, according to a new federal investigation. The U.S. Government Accountability Office, an independent “congressional watchdog,” found gaps […]

House Democrats and 3 Republicans pass George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

BY: and - June 27, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed a sweeping police reform package Thursday night in response to massive civil unrest over police brutality. The package cleared the chamber largely along partisan lines, with 236 lawmakers (mostly Democrats) voting for it and 181 lawmakers (180 Republicans and one Independent) voting against it. Three Republicans sided with Democrats […]

Washington unites for the Great American Outdoors Act, Louisiana against

BY: - June 24, 2020

The U.S. Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act June 17, a significant piece of legislation that permanently funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund and addresses the backlog of maintenance projects at national parks and other federally-owned land. Although there are very few bills that bring Republicans and Democrats together, with 73 senators for […]