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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 DLT Receives $235,737 Grant for Temporary Caregiver Insurance Program
Today, Governor Gina Raimondo, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced a $235,737 U.S. Department of Labor grant for the Temporary Caregiver Insurance (TCI) Expansion Project run by the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training. The TCI program was signed into law in January of 2014 and provides up to four weeks of benefits for an individual who is caring for a seriously ill child, parent, spouse, domestic partner, parent-in-law or grandparent. Benefits can also be used to bond with a newborn child, adopted child or foster child within the first 12 months of parenting. “Rhode Island is leading on leave through our innovative TDI & TCI programs, however, there is always room for improvement. This grant funding will help us chart a way forward,” said Governor Gina M. Raimondo. “As a mom, I know that the workplace must support families who have obligations at home and on the job. Paid family leave can benefit
Hillandale Farm Awarded $78,329 USDA Grant
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) announced today that the AYERSfoundation has been awarded a $78,329 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to expand the Hillandale Food Hub operated in conjunction with Hillandale Farm Organic Growers. The Hillandale Food Hub is a project of the AYERSfoundation, a non-profit educational and agricultural organization that promotes sustainable agriculture and increases access to fresh, local foods. The Hub connects Rhode Island food producers with restaurants and institutions, and provides a direct link with consumers interested in locally-sourced food. The majority of the food that passes through the Hillandale Food Hub originates from within a 30-mile area, and cooperating farms include Little River Farm and Wild Harmony Farm of Exeter. “Our state has a vibrant food economy, made possible by a strong network of farmers and producers who are committed to putting healthy, locally-sourced ingredients on the plates of all Rhode Islanders,” said
Langevin Hosts Field Hearing on Career Training
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chair of the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, co-hosted a CTE field hearing today with The German Marshall Fund of the United States, an organization that strengthens transatlantic cooperation. They were joined by education and workforce development advocates, as well as representatives from business, from both Rhode Island and Germany, to discuss ways in which to strengthen apprenticeship programs. The German and Swiss education models emphasize employer-educator partnerships, with two-thirds of Swiss students and 60 percent of German students finding careers through apprenticeships. Langevin convened the field hearing so that educators and employers could learn from the different approaches to apprenticeships. “Students are better prepared when they have a range of experiences. Apprenticeships empower young people to take control of their futures and provide the type of hands-on training that ensures we educate the indiv
Langevin Recognizes WWII Veteran
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, visited The Villa at Saint Antoine Assisted Living Community today to recognize the generosity of 90-year-old veteran Felix Pelletier, who, since 2004, has sewn and donated more than 75,000 neck coolers and ditty bags for active-duty military. Langevin presented Pelletier with a copy of a statement of appreciation that the Representative placed into the Congressional Record. “Felix Pelletier courageously and selflessly served his country during World War II, and still, decades later, his strong soldier’s spirit lives on in his unwavering commitment to our men and women in uniform,” said Congressman Langevin. “Felix is an inspiration to me, to his family, to the Saint Antoine community and to the countless active-duty service members who have been touched by his generosity and patriotism.” “Felix Pelletier embodies the values and character that have made the Soldiers of our nation unique

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