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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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Langevin Unveils Package of Consumer Protection Legislation
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, was joined today by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and Colonel Steven O’Donnell of the Rhode Island State Police at a press conference where he announced the introduction of three bills aimed at protecting consumers from identity theft and cyber criminals. “Americans are increasingly reliant on technology and are quick to trust online networks with personal financial data and private information, including health care records. However, the great economic efficiencies tied to innovative use of these data come with risks, and the public and private sectors must commit to doing everything possible to mitigate those risks and protect consumer information,” Langevin said. “Securing our networks and closing the aperture of vulnerability is a complex challenge that needs to be tackled from many directions.” The Personal Data Notification and Protection Ac
Whitehouse, Langevin, and Cicilline Lead Economic Development Administration Head on Tour of Rhode Island
Today, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse hosted the head of the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA), U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams, on a day-long tour of Rhode Island. They met with Rhode Island businesses and discussed ways that the EDA could support economic growth and job creation in the state. Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline joined them for the stops in their respective districts. Williams leads the only federal agency focused exclusively on economic development. The EDA provides a range of tools to economically distressed communities, including: grant funding for public works projects; administration of a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) for small businesses and entrepreneurs; Trade Assistance Centers, to help strengthen American firms affected by foreign imports; University Centers, to help link businesses to resources in academia; and technical assistance programs, to help distressed firms access cutting-edge busines
Langevin Statement on Iran Nuclear Deal
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee and the Committee on Homeland Security, issued the following statement in response to the framework that could pave the way for a nuclear deal with Iran: “I am hopeful that today’s announcement of a framework agreement between the P5+1 and Iran will lead to a verifiable and effective final deal regarding the Iranian nuclear program, with the ultimate goal of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. While critical details are still pending, this framework presents a promising foundation for a long-term solution. In the weeks to come, I look forward to participating in rigorous Congressional oversight and examination of the potential nuclear deal, as well as my many ongoing concerns over Iran’s destabilizing and irresponsible actions in areas such as state sponsorship of terrorism, proliferation, weapons development, and human rights abuses.”
RI to Receive $7 Million to Enhance Emergency Preparedness
In an effort to enhance public safety and strengthen Rhode Island’s emergency preparedness, response, and recovery initiatives, Rhode Island’s Congressional Delegation and Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced the state will receive a total of $7,046,001 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) and Emergency Management Performance Grant Program (EMPG). These federal funds, which will be administered by the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), are targeted to help Rhode Island government agencies and organizations prepare for, respond to, and recover from regional and national emergencies, disasters, and mass-casualty events, in addition to providing for enhanced training and the purchase of essential equipment. This funding comes as the result of the delegation’s efforts last month to pass a DHS appropriations without ‘poison pill’ immigration language advanced by Congressional Republic

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