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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 Announces 2015 High School Art Competition
For the 15th consecutive year, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) is hosting the Rhode Island Second Congressional District High School Art Competition. High school students who reside in the Second District are eligible to compete for a grand prize trip to Washington, DC, a scholarship offer and the honor of having their work hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year beginning in June. Every high school-aged student who lives in the Second District can submit one piece of art, which can fall into any of the following seven categories: paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art and photography. Submission guidelines can be found on Langevin’s website. “We have so many passionate young artists in Rhode Island, and I look forward to seeing what they come up with for this year’s competition,” said Langevin, who has hosted an art competition each year since he took office. “We had a record number of submissions last year and I am hoping to attract even mo
With Winter Storm Juno Approaching, Delegation Requests Federal Emergency Declaration for RI
With Winter Storm Juno approaching and threatening to blast New England with high winds and a significant amount of snow, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline are urging President Obama to make federal assistance available to Rhode Island, if requested, to support emergency operations and recovery due to the blizzard conditions. The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for the entire state of Rhode Island and is forecasting two or more feet of snow across Southern New England with wind gusts in some areas that could reach, or exceed, hurricane force. In an effort to help local Rhode Island communities and the state prepare for and respond to a potential blizzard, the state’s Congressional delegation today sent a letter urging President Obama to issue a major disaster declaration for Rhode Island, should the state require one, and to expedite any and all emergency assistance. The full text of the let
Langevin Statement on the Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) submitted the following statement for the record regarding H.R. 469, the Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act. The Honorable Jim Langevin Remarks on H.R. 469, Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2015 January 26, 2015 Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2015. I would like to thank my friend and colleague, Congresswoman Karen Bass, for introducing this bill and for all she does on behalf of foster youth. As an original cosponsor of this bill and a co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, I encourage all my colleagues to support this important legislation. In the previous Congress, similar legislation passed the House by a vote of 399-0 – a strong show of support for foster youth. Foster youth are some of the most at-risk children in our society. They are often the victims of abuse or neglect; and too many face trials and tribulation
Langevin to Visit North Kingstown Businesses
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) will spend the afternoon in North Kingstown on Thursday, January 29, to meet with the leadership team of Hexagon Metrology at Quonset Business Park and more than a dozen member businesses involved in The Hive coworking facility. During both visits, the Congressman will hear from business leaders about what is working and what is not when it comes to doing business in Rhode Island. The first stop is The Hive, a collaborative work environment based out of the Lafayette Mill complex. Langevin’s visit to The Hive will begin at 1 p.m., and include representatives from member businesses for a roundtable discussion. “Small business is the backbone of Rhode Island’s economy, and The Hive has developed a community-based, coworking facility that supports small business,” said Congressman Jim Langevin. “Member businesses feel a strong connection and a sense of responsibility to the Rhode Island economy, to the North Kingstown community, and to their fello

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