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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 Statement on Final Passage of Combined Harvey Relief, Government Funding Package
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued the following statement after voting in favor of the combined government spending, debt ceiling, and Hurricane Harvey relief package that passed the House by a vote of 316-90: “Today’s vote represents a victory for bipartisanship. Hurricanes do not respect party affiliation, and the brave first responders and volunteers leading the recovery from Harvey and the preparations for Irma are not Republicans or Democrats – they’re Americans. The disaster relief funds included in this bill will provide immediate relief to families taking stock after unprecedented flooding, and they constitute a crucial down payment for the years-long process of rebuilding. “This bill also staves off the government shutdown that was looming at the end of the month and will allow the government to continue paying its bills. I am thankful that the President was willing to work with Democratic leaders to come to this compromise, a welcome departure from his rhetoric
Langevin Statement on the Passage of Supplemental Funding Package for Hurricane Harvey Relief
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed $7.85 billion in supplemental funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration following Hurricane Harvey: “The devastation to Houston and surrounding communities in Texas and Louisiana by Hurricane Harvey will affect families for years to come, and this funding package will ensure FEMA has the resources to begin the process of recovery during this difficult time. I’m pleased that Democrats and Republicans came together to support the immediate needs of the victims of Hurricane Harvey, especially as the southeast prepares for Hurricane Irma. This bill is only the first step in our national response to the unprecedented flooding caused by Harvey. But Americans are resilient, and with this much-needed support from Congress, we will work together to help the victims as they start to rebuild their lives.” 
RI Gets Nearly $8 Million in Federal Funds to Improve Security & Enhance Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Capabilities
In an effort to ensure that Rhode Island’s emergency responders and their federal partners are prepared to react to a range of crises and security challenges – including natural disasters – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that the state will receive $7,911,775 in federal national preparedness funds. These federal funds, which are awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and 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. The funds may be used to help the state and local responders purchase new safety equipment and emergency power generators, or conduct rescue and public safety
Langevin Statement on the President’s Decision to End DACA
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “Today marks a sad chapter in our country’s history. President Trump’s decision to end the DACA program is a victory for anti-immigrant ideologues and further evidence of his Administration’s general lack of empathy. DACA participants are not criminals. Their average age of immigration to the U.S. is six and half years old, and it would be a miscarriage of justice for us to punish them for their parents’ decisions. “Implementing today’s executive action will cause devastation to youth who are active members of Rhode Island’s communities and who strive for a better future. DACA recipients work, go to school, contribute to our economy, and serve in our military. They should not live in fear of deportation, rather they should be embraced as patriotic individuals who have always considered America their hom

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