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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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Andrew Cortés Selected to Lead National Apprenticeship Advisory Committee
Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today cheered the announcement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez that Rhode Islander Andrew Cortés has been selected to lead the national Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship, which advises the Secretary of Labor on the Registered Apprenticeship program.  The U.S. Department of Labor’s Registered Apprenticeship program is a training system that combines technical instruction with on-the-job learning. “With the knowledge, relationships, and real-world skills apprenticeships provide, they are invaluable experiences that can serve as ideal preparation for employment in a great variety of industries,” said Senator Reed, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee who helped include $100 million in the Fiscal Year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill to expand innovative, job-driven apprenticeship programs across the nation. “I’m pleased t
RI to Receive $200,000 to Fight Zika Virus
U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that Rhode Island will receive $200,000 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to enhance efforts to rapidly detect microcephaly and other adverse birth outcomes caused by Zika virus infection. The funding will be administered through the Rhode Island Birth Defects Program at the Rhode Island Department of Health. In February, President Obama submitted to Congress a $1.9 billion emergency supplemental funding request. Despite multiple attempts by Democrats to reach a bipartisan agreement, Republican leaders chose to adjourn for the summer recess without passing a measure to fund additional emergency response efforts. Since that time, the number of countries reporting cases of Zika has grown from 26 to 55, according to the World Health Organization. There have been more than 1,600 confirmed Zika cases in the United States linked to international travel
Federal Delegation Announces $619K to Protect Narragansett Bay
Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced $619,322 in federal funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to support the Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve’s work to preserve and restore the coastal and estuarine ecosystems in Narragansett Bay. “The Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is an important ecological and research resource for Rhode Island, giving us a barometer to observe changes in the natural environment in and around the Bay while also offering opportunities for education, recreation, and stewardship. I want to commend the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and NOAA for their continuing partnership in managing this important reserve,” said Reed, a member of the Appropriations subcommittee which provides funding for NOAA programs. “Narragansett Bay is Rhode Island’s most important natural resource,” said Whitehouse.
Delegation Announces $781,718 Grant to Help CCRI Aid Students
Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced today that the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) has been awarded $781,718 from the U.S. Department of Education to help Rhode Islanders pursue post-secondary education. CCRI will use the funding to continue the work of its Rhode Island Educational Opportunity Center, which provides support and assistance to low-income and first-generation students seeking post-secondary education and training. “CCRI does a great job of reaching out to students and providing them with opportunities for academic and career development. I am pleased CCRI is receiving this important funding to help students broaden their horizons and help the state build a stronger workforce,” said Reed, a member of the Appropriations subcommittee that oversees funding for U.S. Department of Education programs. “Every year, CCRI helps thousands of Rhode Islanders learn the skills they need to find better jobs



 
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