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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 Weighs In On FDA's Cybersecurity Protocols for Medical Device Manufacturers
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), the co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, sent a letter today to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as part of the public comment period on proposed cybersecurity guidance for medical device manufacturers. The FDA issued this draft guidance in January to provide recommendations for cybersecurity protocols in response to a growing number of networked medical devices. “The ability to bring medical devices online presents a tremendous opportunity for health care providers and patients alike, making it possible to deliver care more effectively and efficiently. Patient vitals can be observed without requiring an office visit, for example, and medical devices can be reprogrammed remotely. This is an exciting technological breakthrough that has the potential to significantly improve patient outcomes,” said Langevin. “But as is the case with all networked devices, from smart meters to connected cars, there is the threat of
Langevin Applauds President Obama's Plan to Expand Apprenticeships
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), who co-chairs the Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus, voiced his support today for President Obama’s plan to invest $90 million in expanding apprenticeships in the United States through the ApprenticeshipUSA program. “Hands-on learning and on-the-job training are proven methods for creating a highly-skilled, qualified, and competitive workforce, which is the foundation for a strong and growing economy. For existing businesses to grow and new businesses to flourish, they need the right talent for the job, and that comes when we invest in workforce development,” said Langevin. “Apprenticeships ensure that workers are career-ready, and provide a pathway to employment for both young people and also those who are reentering the workforce after being retrained in an in-demand industry.” Since 2014, the United States has added more than 75,000 new apprenticeships. Through this additional support of ApprenticeshipUSA, $60 million wi
Delegation Announces $100,000 to Help Young Ex-Offenders in Providence Find Housing, Work
Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced $100,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program (JRAP) to help the Providence Housing Authority pave the way for young people with criminal or juvenile records to find jobs, affordable housing, and educational opportunities. “By ensuring young people who’ve paid their debt to society have an opportunity to find a job, affordable housing, and educational resources, this federal grant will help young ex-offenders get a second chance at rebuilding their lives and becoming productive citizens,” said Senator Reed. “Young people with a record face tough challenges in finding work and affordable housing, but with help and guidance they can overcome those challenges and be productive members of society,” said Whitehouse, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and former federal prosecu
Federal Delegation Announces Museum & Library Awards in RI
Rhode Island’s federal delegation today announced the Tomaquag Museum has been awarded a prestigious 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Science by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The delegation also announced today that the Providence Public Library has been awarded a $530,000 matching grant from the IMLS National Leadership Grants for Libraries program to develop and implement LibraryU, a teen workforce development program model. “I commend Tomaquag Museum and the Providence Public Library and their partners for winning these awards. Both Tomaquag Museum and the Providence Public Library are cornerstone institutions in their communities. Winning the 2016 National Medal of Museum and Library Science affirms the vital role that the Tomaquag Museum plays in preserving and promoting Rhode Island’s Native American heritage.  And the new grant for workforce development will enable Providence Public Library to support more youth on their pathway to the wo

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