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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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Reed, Whitehouse, Langevin Announce Ocean Observation Funding for URI
Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman Jim Langevin today announced that the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) has been awarded funding from the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) to support the GSO’s ocean monitoring contributions to the Northeast Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS). “I commend URI and GSO for winning this federal grant,” said Senator Reed. “GSO is one of the world’s leading marine research institutions and its faculty, students, and staff make important contributions to ocean exploration and research. These federal funds will help URI deploy an array of ocean-monitoring technology to collect and share data, and ultimately help us better understand and protect our marine environment.” “Our economy and way of life depend on the health of our oceans in Rhode Island,” said Senator Whitehouse. “These federal res
RI Delegation Announces $500K for Providence-Cranston Partnership to Reduce Recidivism
Rhode Island’s federal delegation today announced a $499,672 federal grant to support a new partnership between the cities of Providence and Cranston and the correctional system to connect transitioning offenders with services to help them find employment and re-enter the community. “I am pleased that Providence and Cranston are taking the lead and working with the federal government to create new opportunities for people who have served their time and need help getting a new job and a fresh start. The goal of this federal funding is to save taxpayer money in the long run by reducing recidivism and promoting successful reintegration of formerly incarcerated individuals,” said Senator Jack Reed. “Those who have paid their debt to society should have an opportunity to successfully transition to the workforce,” said Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, an author of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, which would allow qualifying inmates to earn reduced sentences through recidivis
Langevin, Ratcliffe Introduce Cybersecurity R&D Legislation
Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and John Ratcliffe (R-TX) introduced legislation today aimed at strengthening collaborative cybersecurity research and development efforts with Israel. The two bills come on the heels of the lawmakers’ Congressional delegation trip to Israel in May, which focused on key cybersecurity issues facing both countries. “The United States and Israel are the two top exporters of cybersecurity technologies,” said Langevin, a senior member of the Homeland Security Committee. “Our bills will leverage the reservoirs of expertise in both nations to advance the frontiers of cyber science, and I appreciate Chairman Ratcliffe’s leadership on these issues. Cybersecurity is the security challenge of our age, and developing innovative ways of managing the risk we face demands cooperation with our close allies like Israel.” “Israel is our strongest and most trusted ally in the Middle East, and I’m proud to be partnering with Rep. Langevin on efforts that wil
Murphy, Langevin, Bipartisan Group of 28 Members of Congress Laud Progress on Draft Northeast Regional Ocean Plan
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representative Jim Langevin (RI-02) were joined by a bicameral, bipartisan group of 28 Members of Congress from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island on Thursday to express support for continued public engagement on the draft Northeast Ocean Plan – a framework to better manage the region’s ocean and coastal ecosystems. In a letter addressed to President Barack Obama, the members of Congress emphasized that the Atlantic Ocean and its coasts contribute significantly to the Northeast region’s economy and culture, and encouraged the Administration to continue working with local residents and stakeholders as they work to finalize the plan. “As Members of Congress who represent the Northeastern United States, we write in support of the Administration’s efforts to advance the ocean planning process, including the release of a draft Northeast Regional Ocean Plan. The recently released draft Northeast Ocean Plan

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