Rep. Cedric RichmondCedric Levon RichmondBiden campaign ratchets up courting of Black voters, specifically Black men Buttigieg, former officials added to Biden’s transition team The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Trump encouraged to call for calm during Wisconsin visit MORE (D-La.) — national co-chair of Joe BidenJoe BidenCoons beats back progressive Senate primary challenger in Delaware Biden courts veterans amid fallout from Trump military controversies Biden campaign manager touts ‘multiple pathways’ to victory MORE‘s presidential campaign and a former Congressional Black Caucus chair — is set to join the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.
Richmond is poised to fill the seat left vacant by the late Rep. John LewisJohn LewisGOP ramps up attacks on Democrats over talk of nixing filibuster Smithsonian to reopen four DC museums on Friday Bills players to highlight social justice initiatives with helmet decals MORE (D-Ga.), a civil rights leader and senior member of the tax-writing panel who died in July. The committee has jurisdiction over tax, trade and health issues.
The Louisiana Democrat has been recommended by the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee to serve on panel. The full Democratic Caucus still needs to approve the assignment.
“Congressman Cedric Richmond is a proven leader in our Caucus, whose vision and expertise will be essential to promote fairness in our tax system and secure economic justice and financial security for millions of hard-working families,” House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi seeks to put pressure on GOP in COVID-19 relief battle On The Money: Pelosi says House will stay in session until stimulus deal is reached | GOP short of votes on Trump’s controversial Fed pick | WTO rules Trump tariffs on Chinese goods illegal Democratic lawmakers call for an investigation into allegations of medical neglect at Georgia ICE facility MORE (D-Calif.) said in a statement.
Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard NealRichard Edmund NealCoons beats back progressive Senate primary challenger in Delaware Pelosi: House will stay in session until agreement is reached on coronavirus relief On The Money: Senate Democrats block GOP relief bill | Senators don’t expect stimulus until after election | Jobless claims plateau MORE (D-Mass.) added that “John Lewis’s shoes are impossible to fill, but I know that Rep. Richmond will honor Congressman Lewis’s legacy and commitment to justice as he takes on this new responsibility.”
Richmond has been a member of Congress since 2011, and has been serving on the House Judiciary and Homeland Security committees. He led the Congressional Black Caucus from 2017 to 2019 and is currently the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.
He endorsed Biden shortly after the former vice president announced his presidential run, and was named co-chair of the campaign in May 2019.