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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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Congressman Langevin Recognized as Champion for Children
Today, the First Focus Campaign for Children, a national bipartisan children’s advocacy group, recognized Congressman Jim Langevin for his leadership on issues important to children during the 113th Congress (2013-2014). “Lots of politicians talk about kids’ issues, but few back it up,” said Bruce Lesley, president of the Campaign for Children. “Congressman Langevin delivered for kids.” In selecting Champions, the First Focus Campaign for Children noted leaders who introduced, co-sponsored, and voted for legislation to meet children’s needs. In addition, the organization considered Members who demonstrated extraordinary initiative by spearheading activities such as sponsoring hearings or garnering the support of their colleagues to improve the health and well-being of children. In recognizing Congressman Langevin as a Champion for Children, the advocacy group cited his leadership to protect and improve the future of America’s next generation. “It is an honor to be rec
RI Receives $625,000 in COPS Hiring Grants
U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that two Rhode Island law enforcement agencies are receiving a total of $625,000 to add five more police officers to patrols this year. The Warwick Police Department will receive $500,000 to hire four officers and the Woonsocket Police Department will receive $125,000 to hire one officer. Administered by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office, these COPS Hiring Program (CHP) grants will help put more police officers on the streets, reduce crime, and help both cities fill budget gaps. “As a long-time supporter of the COPS program, I am pleased that Warwick and Woonsocket are receiving this federal funding to help put more cops on the beat. Our police officers do an outstanding job and these funds will give local police departments critical resources to continue their important work,” said U.S. Senator Jack Reed, wh
$3.68 Million Federal Grant Aims to Reduce School Violence in RI
In an effort to improve school safety, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, along with U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline, today announced a $3,680,000 federal grant to the Central Falls School District. The federal funds will be used to conduct a pilot project on how to make schools safer, primarily through the use of “restorative justice” case conferences, in which students, teachers, and families work together to resolve conflicts and repair any harm caused by misbehavior. The program is part of a federal initiative designed to comprehensively study and evaluate the best methods to make schools safe, including security measures, behavioral and mental health services, anti-bullying programs, and a range of other factors. The Central Falls School District will work with schools in Westerly, and two charter districts, Blackstone Valley Prep and the Greene School, to launch the program. The Urban Institute will lead the project’s evaluation, in partn
Family Service of Rhode Island Awarded $499,513 for Together Forever Project
Family Service of Rhode Island has been awarded $499,513 through the federal Administration for Children and Families to support the “Together Forever Project,” which focuses on helping children in state care waiting for an adoptive home for at least two years. Only eight awards were made nationally. “The goal is to find stable, loving homes for these most deserving children,” said Family Service of Rhode Island CEO Margaret Holland McDuff. “Through our ongoing partnership with the state Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) and Adoption Rhode Island, over the 17 month grant period, children waiting the longest for adoptive families will receive a specialized combination of Trauma Systems Therapy, best practice adoptive parent recruitment, trauma-informed preparation for adoption, and ongoing support through each stage of the adoption process.” The objectives for the “Together Forever Project” include improved mental, emotional, and behavioral functioning o

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