Read our 2016 Report Card for Richmond.
Our unique analysis of the bills Richmond has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Richmond is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Cedric Richmond sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Homeland Security
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies
- Member, Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency
House Committee on the Judiciary
- Member, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
- Member, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations
Richmond was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2458: 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. 3082: 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. 4812 (113th): Honor Flight Act
- H.R. 2199 (113th): Flood Insurance Implementation Reform Act of 2013
- H.R. 6104 (112th): Working Families Tax Protection Act of 2012
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Richmond sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (26%) Education (19%) Crime and Law Enforcement (15%) Health (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Commerce (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Taxation (7%)
Some of Richmond’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 947: Expressing support for the designation of the third Sunday in October as Clergy ...
- H.R. 6017: Race to the Job Initiative Act
- H.R. 5880: To amend title II of the Social Security Act to prohibit inclusion of ...
- H.R. 5391: Gains in Global Nuclear Detection Architecture Act
- H.R. 4807: To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide the same ...
- H.Res. 628: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the African-Americans who duly ...
- H.R. 4422: POSTAL Act of 2015
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H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.Con.Res. 105 (113th): Prohibiting the President from deploying or maintaining United States Armed Forces in a sustained combat role in ...
Jul 25, 2014. Passed 370/40.
H.R. 10 (113th): Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act
May 9, 2014. Passed 360/45.
H.R. 6190 (112th): Asthma Inhalers Relief Act of 2012
Dec 12, 2012. Failed 229/182.
H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
From Jan 2011 to Jan 2017, Richmond missed 325 of 4,194 roll call votes, which is 7.7%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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