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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 House Passage of Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, released the following statement on the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which passed the House by a vote of 344 to 81: “Today, the House reaffirmed its bipartisan commitment to our men and women in uniform. I was proud to support this year’s NDAA, which provides critical resources for our military services and funds ongoing operations to support the fight against ISIL. Congress has no greater duty than to provide for our common defense, and this bill ensures that our military will remain the world’s preeminent fighting force. “This year’s NDAA significantly increases spending to begin to address the damage caused by years of unwise budget caps. It increases the pace of submarine procurement, which will improve our maritime security and strengthen the defense industrial base in Rhode Island. It also provides for a 2.4 percen
Representatives Langevin, Chu, and Ruiz Introduce Bill to Improve Health Care Marketplace Stability
Yesterday, Representative Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chair of the Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, Representative Judy Chu (D-CA), a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, and Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA), a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, introduced the Individual Health Insurance Marketplace Improvement Act to help stabilize and strengthen the individual health insurance market by minimizing the impact of higher than average health care costs. The bill would establish a permanent market stabilization program, modeled after Medicare Part D’s successful program, which has generated competition, reduced premiums, and reinforced access to quality coverage. It is the House companion to S.1354 introduced by Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Tim Kaine (D-VA). “I’ve long said the Affordable Care Act is not perfect, but making health care more accessible for all Americans means offering productive solutions to improve the ACA instead of tearing it down,
Langevin Leads Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers to Introduce the STEM to STEAM Act of 2017
Today, U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), and Elise Stefanik (R-NY) introduced the STEM to STEAM Act of 2017, which would promote the integration of art and design into the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) Advancing Informal Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Learning program. The bill introduction was announced at a joint briefing hosted by the Congressional STEAM and Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucuses on the importance of integrating STEAM into CTE programs. “Art and design promote creativity and innovation, skills that are essential to the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” said Rep. Langevin, co-chair of the Congressional CTE Caucus. “In order to maintain our economic competitiveness in the 21st Century, we need to cultivate innovation by educating our students so that they emerge as the most creative graduates on the planet. Incorporating art and design into informal STEM
Langevin Appointed to Task Force on Election Security
Yesterday, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, was named a member of the new Congressional Task Force on Election Security. “As a former Secretary of State of Rhode Island, I have a deep appreciation for the centrality of election systems to our democracy,” said Langevin. “In the aftermath of the Russian election interference operation – perhaps the most successful cyber operation in history – I have worked diligently to strengthen our election system and reduce the risk of future election meddling. I believe that the Task Force has an important role to play in examining the threat to elections, including to auxiliary systems such as those used for vote tallying, and examining solutions like risk limiting audits to protect their integrity. I look forward to working with Chairmen Thompson and Brady to help secure our democracy, and I thank them and Leader Pelosi for leading on this issue.” The Task Force will be

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