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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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Federal Delegation Announces $1.8 Million for URI Oceans Research, Archives
Rhode Island’s federal delegation today announced more than $1.8 million in grant funding for oceans research and coastal data archives at the University of Rhode Island (URI). “A thorough understanding of our oceans, marine life, aquaculture, and coastal areas is crucial to preserving these precious resources, and I’m pleased URI is being awarded these federal funds,” said U.S. Senator Jack Reed, a member of the Appropriations Committee who brought National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Córdova to Rhode Island in April to meet with some of the state’s top researchers, mathematicians, scientists, and engineers from URI, Brown University, and the Rhode Island School of Design. “Research underway at the University of Rhode Island is helping gauge the effects of climate change here in Rhode Island and around the world,” said Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. “This federal funding will support new oceans research and help preserve natural resources so we can better a
Langevin Introduces Resolution in Support of National Cybersecurity Commission
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, introduced a resolution yesterday in support of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, which was established by Executive Order from President Barack Obama. “The economic competitiveness and the national security of the United States are integrally tied to the security of our information systems, and this kind of far-reaching action is exactly what we need to move forward in closing our aperture of vulnerability in cyberspace,” said Langevin. “Strengthening our network security and protecting critical infrastructure against cyber attack requires a partnership between government, industry, academia, and security researchers, and this commission brings those stakeholders to the table to ensure we are putting best practices into effect and protecting American interests at home and abroad.” The establishment of the national commission was part of President Obama’s Cybe
Langevin Statement on FY17 National Defense Authorization Act
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), issued the following statement in response to passage of the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): “I have no greater responsibility as a Member of Congress than the promise to keep Americans safe, protect our national security, and support the men and women who defend our freedom. Historically, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has been a bipartisan vehicle to provide this defense, and while I find many of its current provisions, as well as its funding approach, deeply concerning, I strongly believe these deficiencies will be overcome as the legislative process moves forward. Passing an NDAA that supports our troops and our national defense is absolutely critical, which is why I voted in favor of today’s proposal and am eager to get to work with my colleagues in the House and Senate to reach a bipartisan compromise. “Of the many good provisions in the bill, I am p
RI to Receive Over $1 Million to Support the Arts & Expand Cultural Education Opportunities
In an effort to support community arts programs and enhance the state’s creative and cultural assets, Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today announced the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA), the City of Providence, FirstWorks, Community Musicworks, WaterFire, RiverzEdge, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum, and Island Moving Company will share $1,084,500 in federal grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). These federal grants will help support both new and established art projects, including workshops, free performances, exhibitions, and arts education programs. RISCA will receive $744,500 in federal funds to support the arts and partnership agreement activities; $100,000 will be directed to the City of Providence for the Cranston Street Armory animated by art project led by the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism; while an additional $75,000 will go to Community Musicworks to support free music education and performance programs ta

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