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The U.S. Representative for Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district, serving since 2001.
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ENG: James R. Langevin (born April 22, 1964) is the U.S. Representative for Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district, serving since 2001. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Early life and education Langevin was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He attended Bishop Hendricken High School, located in Warwick, Rhode Island, and then went on to study at Rhode Island College, from which he received an undergraduate degree, in addition to serving as President of Student Community Government, Inc., and he has a Masters of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University. Langevin has been unable to walk since 1980, when, at the age of 16, he was seriously injured in an accidental shooting. He had been working as a volunteer at the Warwick Police ...
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Langevin Proposal to Support Local Cybersecurity Efforts

During consideration today of cybersecurity legislation that will ensure protections for critical infrastructure, the House Homeland Security Committee approved a proposal by Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) that recognizes the importance of working with groups at the regional and local levels to prevent and respond to cyber incidents. The proposal, inspired by efforts underway in Rhode Island, was added today in the committee markup of the Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiveness (PrECISE) Act. Overall, the bill represents a bipartisan agreement by Langevin ...

Rep. Jim Langevin visits USOC Paralympic Milit. Sports Camp

Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) recentlyattended the U.S. Olympic Committee's (USOC) Paralympic Military Sports Camp held at Naval Station Newport to visit with more than 50 injured service men and women to learn about the basics of Paralympic sport and the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle. "It was an honor for the USOC to host Rep. Langevin during this extraordinary event," said Roger Neppl, USOC Director, Military Programs. "The Congressman has consistently shown his commitment to helping grow theParalympic movement in America, as well as his ongoing support for our nation's ...

Jim Langevin Announces Service Academy Nominations

After his independent advisory board performed a careful review of this year's applications, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) has nominated three high school seniors from Rhode Island's Second Congressional District to enter the nation's prestigious service academies. Following the board's recommendations, Langevin has awarded the honors to Keith Schneider of Bishop Hendricken for the U.S. Military Academy, Jonathan Buterbaugh of North Kingstown Senior High School for the U.S. Naval Academy and Olivia DeSpirito of EastmGreenwich High School for the U.S. Air Force Academy. The advisory ...

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Langevin Statement on Executive Actions on Gun Safety
Congressman Jim Langevin, a member of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, spoke on the House floor about the President’s efforts to ensure more gun purchases are accompanied by background checks. Congressman Jim Langevin Statement on President Obama’s Executive Actions on Gun Safety January 5, 2016 Mister Speaker, this morning, the President announced another series of actions his Administration is taking to curb our nation’s gun violence epidemic. They are important steps, and I commend the President and Vice President for their continued focus on this ongoing crisis. But as the President said today: “Congress still needs to act.” In my fifteen years as a member of this House, Congress time and again has failed to answer the cries of Americans who have lost their loved ones to the scourge of gun violence. Congress has failed to respond to the pleas of Americans disabled by stray bullets. Congress has failed to acknowledge the vast majority of Americans, Republican and
Langevin Invites Hebert to State of the Union
Congressman Jim Langevin announced today that he will bring Tim Hebert, the President and CEO of Atrion, as his guest to President Obama’s final State of the Union address next Tuesday, January 12. Atrion is a Warwick-based IT services firm that provides, among its solution areas, cybersecurity offerings around perimeter security, compliance and information protection. “Cybersecurity is an issue of economic and national security, and given the complex threat landscape we face as a nation, I hope that the President will address the need for strong cyber defenses in his speech,” said Langevin, who co-founded and co-chairs the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus and is a senior member of the House Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees. “The President has been increasingly active on cybersecurity issues, taking several executive actions to better position the United States to defend itself and our networks in cyberspace. Rhode Island is fortunate to have a strong, proactiv
Langevin Supports Omnibus Spending Bill
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) today voted to support H.R. 2029, a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill to fund the government for fiscal year 2016. The legislation contains several of Langevin’s priorities, including a boost in funding for respite care services and job training, and support for cybersecurity. “While there are elements of this omnibus that trouble me deeply, such as the lifted ban on crude oil exports or the absence of support for gun violence research, this bill represents a truly bipartisan compromise,” Langevin said. “It brings stability to government and makes investments in important priorities like medical research, education, workforce development, as well as the environment through an extension of tax breaks for solar, wind and other renewable energy producers, and funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund for three more years.” The omnibus spending package provides a $1 million boost for Lifespan Respite Care programs, bringing this year’s
Langevin Statement on President Obama's State of the Union
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address: “I am proud to be an American. It’s a simple statement but one we take for granted. And lately, it is a sentiment that has been corrupted and aligned with principles and ideas that are far from our nation’s true values. There has been too much negativity, distrust, ignorance and fear-mongering in the public sphere of late, and it was refreshing and inspiring to hear President Obama outline the ways in which our country shines. I am proud to be an American, and I am proud of what President Obama had to say this evening. “The challenges we face are significant, but our diversity has always been and continues to be our strength. The enduring resilience of the American spirit tells me that we can and we will overcome these challenging times. We are faced with a complex and ever-changing threat landscape, with security concerns at home and abroad

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