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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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RI Congressional Delegation Announces $160K for Fire Departments in East Greenwich & Portsmouth
Today, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced over $160,000 in federal funding to help fire departments in East Greenwich and Portsmouth purchase needed safety equipment and enhance training programs. The funding is made available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The East Greenwich Fire Department will use $88,191 in federal funds to purchase a rapid escape system for each member of the department, which will enable them to safely descend from burning buildings and help rescue residents trapped inside. The new escape systems will bring the department into compliance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) standards for self-securing a firefighter in elevated operations by allowing the firefighters to properly secure themselves to a ladder or elevated platform when perf
RI Delegation Announces $2,995,000 for URI Research Expedition to Arctic’s Northwest Passage
Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that the University of Rhode Island (URI), in collaboration with its Inner Space Center, the Graduate School of Oceanography, the film company David Clark Inc., and several other partners, has been awarded funding to support an expedition into the Arctic’s Northwest Passage as part of the Northwest Passage Project from the National Science Foundation. URI and its partners received $2,994,742 to support the expedition costs, including supporting a documentary film crew that will highlight the expedition’s research on the rapidly changing Arctic environment. The Northwest Passage Project combines field-based scientific research with education outreach to increase public awareness through live streaming and the production of a full-length documentary. The students and crew aboard the tall ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, named for the Rhode Island-born American naval commander, wil
Whitehouse, Langevin, Cicilline, & Gorbea Call for Federal Campaign Finance Reform
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline, and Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea today called for an end to unchecked corporate spending in elections at a roundtable discussion about federal campaign finance reform. The event, which was held at Save the Bay’s headquarters in Providence, was hosted in partnership with Washington D.C.-based nonprofit Public Citizen and Common Cause Rhode Island. The discussion comes in advance of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives gaveling back into session later in the day after summer recess, and in the midst of a national election cycle in which outside spending by special interest groups has outpaced candidate spending, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. “The American people want and deserve accountability in their elections,” said Whitehouse, who introduced the DISCLOSE Act to require disclosure of donations greater than $10,000 to organizations spending at least $10,000
Langevin Statement on Retirement of Colonel Steven O’Donnell
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) released the following statement in response to Colonel Steven O’Donnell’s announcement that he will retire as Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety: “Colonel O’Donnell has dedicated his life to public service, and to public safety, in particular. I have always admired and respected him, and I cannot express the depth of my gratitude to the Colonel for all that he has done to make Rhode Island a safer place for all of us. His departure from the State Police is a loss for law enforcement and for Rhode Island as a whole. “From his time as a correctional officer and his service as a patrolman with the North Kingstown Police Department, to his work as a United States Marshal and his long and decorated career with the Rhode Island State Police, culminating in his role as Superintendent, Colonel O’Donnell has been tirelessly committed to his pledge to serve and protect. He b

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