Motivational Quotes from Cedric Richmond

I’ll never forget Hurricane Katrina – the mix of a natural and a man-made catastrophe that resulted in the death of over 1,500 of our neighbors. Millions of folks were marked by the tragedy.

Cedric Richmond

High school dropout rates nationally – Not enough is being done on this issue.

Cedric Richmond

I welcome a discussion on a long-term, pro-active approach to disaster relief for Americans. Until Congress arrives at a conclusion, however, we must continue to honor America’s honorable tradition of helping Americans recover for natural catastrophes.

Cedric Richmond

It’s something that black men still go through to this day, which is women clutching their purses, hitting the lock button on store, or just basic attitudes. And even as a U.S. congressman, as a black man, it is very, very frustrating, and you build up an internal anger about it that you can’t act on.

Cedric Richmond

Keeping our kids engaged and in school must become a national priority.

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There are a lot of stats and a strong correlation between dropout rates and crime as well as poverty.

Cedric Richmond

In D.C., I’ve passed amendments to allocate $6.3 million to keep our waterways open for business, $1 million as a down payment on our wetland restoration – our natural storm protection – and $5 million to ensure that drilling permits are reviewed thoroughly and efficiently.

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I’ve introduced eight bills to fight for support for our small businesses and ensure we get funding to rebuild public housing – among other things.

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These past years, as we have been recovering and given our city a rebirth, we have been encouraged by our faith, knowledge, and steadfast belief that we will pull through. There will be challenges and setbacks, as there have already been, but we will continue, and we the citizens of New Orleans will prevail in bringing our city back.

Cedric Richmond

Leaving American disaster victims to languish is morally reprehensible and un-American.

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Imagine if, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Gulf Coast residents had to wait on Democrats and Republicans to agree on cuts before receiving clean water or loans to rebuild. Congress’ negotiations often come slow or not at all.

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I don’t think Steve Scalise has a racist bone in his body. Steve and I have worked on issues that benefit poor people, black people, white people, Jewish people. I know his character.

Cedric Richmond

If our focus in immigration reform is exclusively on high-skilled or STEM immigrants, where do the rest of the millions yearning to join our ranks fit in?

Cedric Richmond

America draws tremendous strength from its diversity, which prompts the question, as Congress contemplates comprehensive immigration reform, why are some lawmakers aiming to curb diversity instead of promoting it?

Cedric Richmond

The diversity lottery program is a proven method of offering a path to legal permanent status for residents of African nations and other underrepresented regions seeking a better life here in the United States.

Cedric Richmond

The desire from those abroad to join our ranks is overwhelming. Tens of millions have applied for the limited amount of diversity visas available every year, illustrating the demand and need to maintain this vital path to American citizenship.

Cedric Richmond

As a survivor of Hurricane Katrina, I understood all too well the despair my colleagues – Republican and Democrat alike – were feeling as Hurricane Sandy ravaged their communities.

Cedric Richmond