WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) today congratulated Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) on being elected to serve as Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) for the 115th Congress:

“I congratulate my friend Cedric Richmond for being elected to lead the Congressional Black Caucus. This new leadership role is not only important for Cedric’s increased influence in Washington, his success also makes our state’s Congressional delegation even stronger as we work together on the issues important to the people of Louisiana.”