Richmond was the representative for Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2011 to 2021.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Richmond.
Richmond is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2020 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Richmond sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 28, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
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Richmond was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5499 (115th): Stephen Michael Gleason Congressional Gold Medal Act
- H.R. 3082 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5919 Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans, Louisiana, as the “Daryle Holloway Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 2458 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5351 Lapalco Boulevard in Marrero, Louisiana, as the “Lionel R. Collins, Sr. Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 4812 (113th): Honor Flight Act
Does 4 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Richmond sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (23%) Health (20%) Crime and Law Enforcement (17%) Emergency Management (17%) Arts, Culture, Religion (6%) Environmental Protection (6%) Housing and Community Development (6%) Education (6%)
Some of Richmond’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 313: Targeted Federal Funding to Invest in Communities Act
- H.R. 314: Communities and Environment First Act of 2021
- H.R. 8948 (116th): Communities and Environment First Act of 2020
- H.R. 7654 (116th): COVID Testing Transparency Act of 2020
- H.R. 7488 (116th): Enhancing Oversight to End Discrimination in Policing Act
- H.J.Res. 92 (116th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to prohibit ...
- H.R. 7409 (116th): To temporarily extend participation in the 8(a) program of the Small Business ...
From Jan 2011 to Jan 2021, Richmond missed 541 of 6,316 roll call votes, which is 8.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2021. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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