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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 Passage of an Omnibus Spending Bill
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued the following statement in response to House passage of a $1.1 trillion spending bill by a vote of 219-206: “I applaud the work Chairman Rogers, Ranking Member Lowey and their staffs put towards drafting legislation to fund the federal government. Sadly, I cannot support the finished product due to extraneous provisions that have no business being in an appropriations bill. These riders, included at the last minute with no debate and no input from Democratic members, circumvent the will of American voters, harm retirees, put taxpayer dollars at risk, and allow a privileged few to have even more influence over our elections.  “These extraneous provisions have nothing to do with funding the government. Instead, they will cut benefits to seniors and roll back critical Dodd-Frank provisions to protect taxpayer dollars. They will also increase the amount of money that special interests, private corporations, and wealthy donors can spend on politi
Langevin Statement on New Policy for U.S.-Cuban Relations
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s announcement regarding relations with Cuba: “First and foremost, I am pleased to hear that Alan Gross has been freed after five years of imprisonment in Cuba. His release is long overdue, and my thoughts are with him and his family as they are reunited. “Today’s announcement by President Obama represents the largest shift in U.S. policy towards Cuba in more than 50 years. It has been clear for some time that our past policy of isolation was not accomplishing its objectives, and was instead impairing and constraining American policy options towards Cuba and throughout the Western Hemisphere. I am hopeful that the announced steps will serve to strengthen the channels of communication and cultivate a new level of engagement between our two nations. However, this cooperative spirit must extend to the larger challenges of addressing continued human rights violations and promoting t
Governor Chafee, the Rhode Island Congressional Delegation, Governor-Elect Raimondo Make an International Business Announcement
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, joined by U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressmen James Langevin and David Cicilline, Governor-Elect Gina M. Raimondo, and private and public partners, announced today that five international companies are looking to establish a presence in Rhode Island. This announcement is the result of a relationship Governor Chafee built with international partners in Europe during the governor’s trade mission to Italy and Ireland this past April. “I am pleased that my proactive efforts beyond our borders have resulted in economic opportunities for Rhode Islanders,” Governor Chafee said. “I learned during the trade mission to Europe that companies are eager to expand their operations to our state. We need to continue our work to strengthen our role in global economic discussions and entice businesses from around the world to set up shop in our cities and towns.” “This is another positive sign for the state’s economy and a reminder that w
Langevin Statement on Obama's Appointment of Avril Haines
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued the following statement in response to the appointment of Avril Haines as assistant to the President of the United States and Deputy National Security Advisor for President Barack Obama: “Avril Haines is an extremely qualified, intelligent, and dedicated public servant who has a wealth of experience that crosses agency boundaries and spans multiple administrations. She is a consummate professional who has devoted her career to tackling highly challenging, sensitive issues in the interest of protecting our national security. I have had the pleasure of working with Avril in the past and I have every confidence that she is the right person for this position. I commend President Obama for selecting Avril. I know she will do great things and I wish her all the best.”

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