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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, Cicilline Applaud Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Spike in Flood Insurance Premiums
The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act by a vote of 306 to 91. U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI) and David Cicilline (D-RI) supported this legislation that would provide relief to some homeowners facing increasing flood insurance premium rates. The legislation amends the 2012 Biggert-Waters flood insurance law, which was enacted to ensure the long-term solvency of the National Flood Insurance program. As part of the Biggert-Waters bill, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was directed to conduct an affordability study to determine the impact increased insurance rates would have on homeowners, however, FEMA did not complete its work before the new rates went into effect. As a result, many Rhode Islanders faced dramatic rate increases in their flood policies. “I am very pleased that we were able to reach a bipartisan compromise to alleviate some of the financial concerns of coastal property owners, particularly
Langevin Statement Recognizing Career and Technical Education Month
Congressman Langevin (D-RI)spoke on the House floor in support of Career and Technical Education Month and increased Perkins Act funding included in the 2014 omnibus. Congressman Jim Langevin Statement on Career and Technical Education Month February 28, 2014 I rise today in recognition of Career and Technical Education Month. I’m proud to work alongside Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania, my good friend and fellow co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus. CTE is an investment in the future of our economy, our workforce, and our country. From skills training in high schools to community colleges and professional programs, CTE plays a key role for workers at every age. I am pleased that the Consolidated Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2014, which passed in January, increased the authorization amount for Perkins by $53 million for FY2014. I encourage my colleagues on the Appropriations Committee to fully fund Perkins in the upcoming fiscal year and make
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 Lincoln D. Chafee today announced the state will receive a total of $7,047,806 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) and the 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 is a critical investment in the safety of our communities. I am pleased to help deliver these federal funds to enhance the emergency response capabilities of RIEMA and our
Langevin Cosponsors FISA Transparency and Modernization Act
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), a senior member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, announced today his co-sponsorship of the FISA Transparency and Modernization Act of 2014, a bill that would enact extensive reforms to intelligence gathering in America. “The FISA Transparency and Modernization Act is the result of careful consideration, and I am proud to co-sponsor these reforms to our country’s intelligence gathering procedures,” Langevin said. “The bill ends the NSA’s bulk collection of metadata, increases transparency and allows for intelligence gathering only through robust judicial review and oversight.” The legislation would end the NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone call records, and would codify a ban on any attempt to collect bulk e-mail and Internet metadata. A process would be created to allow the government to collect only the targeted metadata it uses for national security, and only through judicial review. Courts would ove

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