Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) released the following statement after the House passed Senate legislation HR 8:
"While we were indeed up against the wire, the House passage of the Senate's bipartisan legislation HR 8 is a victory for the middle class and a significant step in the right direction for the nation. My Republican and Democratic colleagues alike had a lot on the line and I am pleased that in the spirit of compromise we were able to put our differences aside to prioritize what matters the most, passing effective legislation that supports and protects our communities. As promised, this bill ensures 98% of Americans and 97% of small business will not see their income taxes go up."
"I will continue to work to restore our country's fiscal health and to do so in a manner that safeguards programs implemented to support our seniors, young people and struggling families. My "yes' vote yesterday was in this spirit and in hopes that we can continue in a bipartisan way to prioritize the needs of my fellow Louisianans and Americans at large."