Cedric Richmond Committee Assignments 114th


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Committee Membership

Cedric Richmond sits on the following committees:

  • House Committee on Homeland Security
  • House Committee on the Judiciary

Enacted Legislation

Richmond was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Richmond sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (33%)Education (18%)Crime and Law Enforcement (15%)Health (9%)Emergency Management (6%)Arts, Culture, Religion (6%)Finance and Financial Sector (6%)Armed Forces and National Security (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Richmond’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Richmond’s VoteVote Description
Nay H.R. 1695: Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017
Apr 26, 2017. Passed 378/48.
This bill would change the appointment process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights. Currently the Register of Copyrights is hired by the Librarian of Congress (who is the head of the Library of Congress). This bill would ...
Nay S. 2040: Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act
Sep 28, 2016. Passed 348/77.
After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a federal commission was created to fact-find as much information as possible about the planning, funding, and carrying-out of the attacks. The final report ran more than 500 pages, but much intrigue has centered around 28 pages redacted ...
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
No H.R. 2353: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015
May 19, 2015. Passed 387/35.
Yea 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 ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
No H.R. 10 (113th): Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act
May 9, 2014. Passed 360/45.
Yea H.R. 6190 (112th): Asthma Inhalers Relief Act of 2012
Dec 12, 2012. Failed 229/182.
Aye H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Aye 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 ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Mar 2018, Richmond missed 395 of 4,946 roll call votes, which is 8.0%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Time PeriodVotes EligibleMissed VotesPercentPercentile
2011 Jan-Mar21283.8%85th
2011 Apr-Jun28151.8%60th
2011 Jul-Sep24741.6%54th
2011 Oct-Dec20894.3%73rd
2012 Jan-Mar15121.3%44th
2012 Apr-Jun29951.7%52nd
2012 Jul-Sep1522617.1%96th
2012 Nov-Dec5135.9%71st
2013 Jan-Jan5120.0%96th
2013 Jan-Mar891011.2%92nd
2013 Apr-Jun215167.4%88th
2013 Jul-Sep2002412.0%96th
2013 Oct-Dec137118.0%89th
2014 Jan-Mar148128.1%88th
2014 Apr-Jun2195926.9%99th
2014 Jul-Sep1473926.5%99th
2014 Nov-Dec49612.2%95th
2015 Jan-Mar14442.8%62nd
2015 Apr-Jun24462.5%71st
2015 Jul-Sep1392316.5%97th
2015 Oct-Dec17784.5%86th
2016 Jan-Mar137128.8%78th
2016 Apr-Jun20494.4%73rd
2016 Jul-Sep23293.9%83rd
2016 Nov-Dec48816.7%96th
2017 Jan-Mar2083717.8%97th
2017 Apr-Jun13675.1%82nd
2017 Jul-Sep199126.0%86th
2017 Oct-Dec167169.6%90th
2018 Jan-Mar10144.0%61st

Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:

Cedric Richmond is pronounced:

SEJ-ruk // RICH-mund

The letters stand for sounds according to the following table:

LetterSounds As In
CH chchin
D dday
E ebed
I ipin
J jjam
K kking
M mman
N nnot
R rrag
S ssit
U ucup

Capital letters indicate a stressed syllable.

The following bills from the 114th Congress have been endorsed by VMFP:
(click on bill number to view on congress.gov)

H.R. 216: Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Planning Reform Act of 2015
Sponsor: Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5]
H.R. 251: Homes for Heroes Act of 2015
Sponsor: Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
H.R. 294: Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act
Sponsor: Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1]
H.R. 303: Retired Pay Restoration Act (Rep. Bilirakis – FL 12th – R)
H.R.501 – Veterans and Servicemembers Employment Rights and Housing Act of 2015
HR 675  Veterans Compensation Cost of Living Adjustment Act of 2015
HR 677  American Heroes COLA Act of 2015
HR 732  Veterans Access to Speedy Review Act of 2015
H.R. 1313: Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Relief Act
Sponsor: Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
H.R. 1338: Dignified Interment of Our Veterans Act of 2015
(Rep. Shuster – PA 9th – R) Priority
HR 1414   Pay as You Rate Act
H.R. 1560: Protecting Cyber Networks Act
Sponsor: Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
HR 1569To Amend Title 38 of US Code to Clarify that the Estate of Deceased Veterans May Receive  Certain Accrued  Benefits (PRIORITY)
HR 1603 Military Sexual Assault Victims Empowerment Act or the Military SAVE Act
H.R. 1607: Ruth Moore Act of 2015
   Sponsor: Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1] previously endorsed Changed to Priority
HR 2214 To improve The Authority of Secretary of VA to Enter into Contracts with Private Physicians to Conduct Medical Disability Exams
H.R. 2256: Veterans Information Modernization Act
Sponsor: Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1]
H.R. 2691: Veterans’ Survivors Claims Processing Automation Act of 2015
   (Rep. Ruiz – CA 36th – D).Priority
H.R. 3510: Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity Strategy Act of 2015
Sponsor: Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
H.R. 3849: To amend title 10, United States Code, to ensure access to qualified acupuncturist services for military members and military dependents, to amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure access to acupuncturist services through the Department.
Sponsor: Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
S 841 Prioritizing Veterans Access to Mental Health Care Act
S.1203: 21st Century Veterans Benefits Delivery Act – Reported by Committee on Jul 22, 2015
waiting consideration from the House and floor vote by Senate.
Sponsor: Sen. Dean Heller
S.1493: Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2015 –
   Passed Senate on Oct 22, 2015. Is waiting House consideration.
S. 2210: Veteran Partners’ Efforts to Enhance Reintegration Act.
Assigned to Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. No action taken.
Sponsor: Sen. Richard Blumenthal

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