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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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Rhode Island to Receive Over $8 Million in Housing Grants
Today U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced over $8 million in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding for the cities of Providence and East Providence. The funding will go to help the cities improve housing and expand economic opportunity in their communities; help homeless residents find shelter and access services; fund local programs and partnerships with non-profit organizations that supply affordable housing; and support state, local, and non-profit organizations that provide housing services to members of the community diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. “This is a flexible source of federal funding that will help create jobs and boost economic development in Providence and East Providence. It may be used for a range of initiatives to upgrade our infrastructure, increase affordable housing, improve public facilities, and partner with non-profits to address some of the greatest community needs,”
Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Hosted General Dynamics Electric Boat Potential Supplier Summit
To enhance Rhode Island’s local manufacturing supply chain, the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (Commerce RI) and its Rhode Island Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) hosted the General Dynamics Electric Boat Potential Supplier Summit on Wednesday, October 8, at the New England Institute of Technology. Supply chain executives and procurement managers from Electric Boat were present to discuss “How to Do Business with Electric Boat.” Over 80 local small and mid-size manufacturers took advantage of the opportunity to meet with Electric Boat employees and discuss how their products and services could be of use to the large defense contractor. “Electric Boat is a leading defense contractor nationally, a major employer in our state’s workforce and, for more than 200 other Rhode Island companies, an important client,” said Congressman Jim Langevin, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee and a longtime supporter of General Dynamics Electric Boat’s wor
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
LIHEAP to Receive More Than $3 Billion from HHS
Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today applauded the announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families that approximately $3.05 billion in heating and home energy assistance funds will be made available nationwide through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). “As the winter months approach, too many Rhode Island families will be left in the cold, forced to choose paying the rent or food bills over home heating costs that continue to skyrocket,” said Congressman Jim Langevin, a strong supporter of the LIHEAP program. “I met with more than two dozen constituents today at the Harrington Hall shelter who are homeless or have struggled to find and keep affordable housing. Their stories remind me how important programs like LIHEAP are, and for their sake and for the sake of all Rhode Island families, I am thrilled that additional funding for heating assistance will be available this winter.” “In

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