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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 the Passing of Former Israeli President Shimon Peres
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) released the following statement in response to the passing of Nobel Laureate and former Israeli President, Prime Minister, and advocate for peace, Shimon Peres: “The world mourns today for a statesman and leader who was devoted to creating a kinder, more peaceful world. He was a founding father of Israel whose extraordinary life spanned the entire history of his beloved country. His vision and advocacy helped pave the way for the Oslo Peace Accords, which garnered him the Nobel Peace Prize and the respect of the people of Israel and the entire world. I had the incredible privilege of meeting President Peres on several occasions while visiting Israel and the experience left a lasting impression on me. He is someone I have long respected and admired, and my thoughts go out to his family and to the people of Israel.”
Federal Delegation Applauds Grant to Purchase 250 Body Cameras for Providence Police
U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline, today applauded the Department of Justice’s $375,000 award to the Providence Police Department for the purchase of 250 body cameras. The cameras will be worn by Providence officers to augment the Police Department’s community policing strategy. “This is a smart investment in providing our police officers an additional resource. I am proud of the work our police officers do and this new funding will enhance their ability to serve and protect the public,” said Reed, a member of the Appropriations Committee, who backed a measure to provide $70 million for programs to improve police-community relations, including the purchase of body-worn cameras for police in a recent Appropriations bill. “The dedicated officers of the Providence Police Department have long demonstrated that building a climate of mutual respect between law enforcement and city residents pays dividends for protecti
Langevin Statement on the Passing of Henry Shelton
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) released the following statement in response to the passing of George Wiley Center founder and social justice advocate Henry Shelton: “Helping others was at the core of Henry Shelton’s life and work. In everything he did, he put the needs of those who were less fortunate in front of his own. He led by example, and did the hard-fought, grassroots work that goes into shaping public policy. His compassion and his tireless commitment to fighting poverty in Rhode Island and beyond made him an effective advocate and an inspiration to me and so many others. When Henry saw injustice, he set out to right the wrong, no matter how steep the challenge. I’m grateful to Henry Shelton for his lifetime of leadership, and my thoughts go out to his friends, family, and fellow advocates who fought alongside him.”
Langevin Introduces Offshore WIND Act
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), who serves as Energy Task Force Chair on the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) in Congress, today introduced the Offshore Wind Incentives for New Development Act. The bill, also known as the Offshore WIND Act, is a House companion to legislation introduced by Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Ed Markey (D-MA). “Clean energy is the future, without question, and we need to clear as many hurdles as possible to ensure that we are investing and innovating in cleaner, more efficient and more sustainable energy solutions. Wind power is an important piece of that puzzle, and the Offshore WIND Act would help incentivize additional offshore wind projects,” said Langevin. Tax extenders approved in 2015 included wind and solar tax credits, but the timeline provided for offshore wind was not sufficient. Under current law, the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for offshore wind will expire in just three years. Due to the extensive siting and cons

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