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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 Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) released the following statement in response to today’s Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which reaffirms the rights of same-sex couples and prohibits states from denying marriage rights to same-sex couples: “It is an exciting and historic day in America. Same-sex couples previously treated as second-class citizens will soon have the freedom to marry regardless of where they live. We will look back on this day and recognize it as a milestone for human rights and, I hope, as a turning point in the acceptance, inclusion and equal treatment of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. “I was so proud when Rhode Island was ahead of the curve on this issue, legalizing same-sex marriage more than two years ago. That pride is magnified today as the United States dismantles another barrier of discrimination, bringing us one step closer to equal rights for all.”
Langevin Statement on King v. Burwell
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) released the following statement in response to today’s Supreme Court decision affirming the ability of all Americans to receive premium tax credits under the Affordable Care Act: “Today’s Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell is a victory for the millions of Americans who now have health insurance and access to quality health care thanks to the Affordable Care Act. The ruling preserves benefits for more than 6 million people across the country, reaffirming our commitment to supporting middle-class and low-income families that rely on tax subsidies to afford the health insurance that can make the difference between life and death. All Americans deserve access to health care, regardless of where they live. “Despite repeated attacks and more than 50 attempts by House Republicans to repeal or undermine this landmark law, the Affordable Care Act is working. More than 16 million Americans have gained coverage thanks to the law, and the nation’s
$475,000 in Federal Grants to Help RI Fishermen & Scientists Team Up on Sustainability Studies
U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that Rhode Island fishermen are slated to receive a new infusion of up to $475,000 in federal funds to support research projects aimed at improving the sustainability of local fisheries. The Rhode Island-based Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation (CFRF) has been selected to receive $399,870 and the Rhode Island Natural History Survey, based in Kingston, has been selected to receive $75,241 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) competitive Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program. The federal funds will enable CFRF to continue its successful “On-Deck Data Program.” Comprised of 14 fishing vessels, this program allows local lobstermen to use tablet computers and electronic calipers to collect and transmit real time data on their catch and share it with researchers and state and federal officials studying the lobster and Jonah crab popu
Langevin, Keating, Cicilline Amendment Restores Funding to Southern New England Estuaries Geographic Program
The House today adopted by voice vote an amendment introduced by Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), with Congressmen Bill Keating (D-MA) and David Cicilline (D-RI), that would provide $1 million for the Southern New England Estuaries Geographic Program. “Estuaries are essential for healthy coastal ecosystems. They provide benefits of great economic and ecologic significance, including vital nesting and feeding habitats for aquatic plants and animals. Yet they are increasingly affected by impacts of human activity along our coasts,” said Langevin. “These funds will be used to continue efforts to protect and restore our coasts and estuaries, which are critical for our environment, and our economy. I’m grateful to my colleagues for supporting this amendment, to Congressman Cicilline for his advocacy and to Congressman Keating for being a tremendous partner in ensuring that our southern New England estuaries stay healthy for generations to come.” “I applaud the inclusion of this

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