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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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Congressional Delegation Announces $6.2 Million in Additional Medicare Payments for Four RI Hospitals
Seeking to help ensure patients have access to quality health care at state hospitals while supporting a significant source of jobs in Rhode Island, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives James Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that Kent, Newport, South County, and Westerly Hospitals will receive approximately $6.2 million in additional Medicare payments following the renewal of a “wage index” adjustment by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). First implemented in 2012, the CMS Inpatient Hospital Prospective Payment System final rule accounts for different labor costs across the country, and it has been renewed again this year with a $425,000 increase over last year’s $5.75 million adjustment. “The additional federal funds are a victory for these Rhode Island hospitals, who rely on an even playing field to compile a budget and fairly compensate staff who are providing care to patients,” said Reed, who has been in
Langevin Launches "RI in Business" Tour to Support Economic Growth
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) kicked off his RI in Business initiative today from the Atrion world headquarters in Warwick. This weeklong event will give the Congressman an opportunity to hear from business owners about the challenges and benefits of doing business in Rhode Island and discuss what can be done to improve the state’s overall economic climate. RI in Business is also an effort to bring together private industry and public resources in order to highlight business success stories and apply effective strategies to new and growing businesses. “Each of us brings something different to the table when it comes to improving our state’s business environment,” Langevin said. “I give so much credit to the entrepreneurs and workers who are in the trenches, building businesses from the ground up. The rest of us, from government officials to start-up incubators, are here to support those grassroots efforts. We often consider business to be a solitary endeavor, but if we are
Langevin, Cicilline Unveil Democratic Plan to Increase College Affordability & Put the Middle Class First
During a press conference unveiling the Democratic “Middle Class Jumpstart” economic agenda at the Community College of Rhode Island, U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI) and David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today announced $74,057 for Rhode Island to help low-income students take advanced placement exams. The “Middle Class Jumpstart” plan includes three key policy areas to help create prosperity and opportunity for all Americans, including increasing access to affordable education. “The cost of college has become a significant barrier to education for too many Americans. Improving collegiate programming at the high school level gives students the leg up they need to both prepare for higher education and also to help offset the expense of college courses,” said Langevin. “These federal funds will help more students enhance their education, gain college credit and make college more affordable,” said Cicilline. “It’s no secret that a college degree will help put a young
Reed, Whitehouse & Langevin Announce $772,000 in Funding for Firefighters in Warwick & Johnston
Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman Langevin today announced over $772,000 in federal grant funding for fire departments in Warwick and Johnston to upgrade fire safety, training, and communications equipment. The Members of Congress supported the towns’ successful grant applications to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funding comes from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG), which is designed to help fire departments and emergency medical service organizations meet their equipment, training, and other needs. The Warwick Fire Department will receive $692,991 for a new sprinkler and alarm system and a new mobile training facility constructed on a tractor-trailer type chassis. The new facility will allow the Department to improve training for firefighters in safety and survival techniques. The Johnston Fire Department will receive $79,776 for eleven new mobile data terminals to help firefighters communicate more effectively w

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