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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 Short-Term Funding Extension for Department of Homeland Security
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), senior member of the Committee on Homeland Security, submitted the following statement for the record in response to the proposed three-week funding extension for the Department of Homeland Security: “Mister Speaker, I rise today to register my disbelief that Republicans are continuing to use funding for the Department of Homeland Security as a political football. Every single member of the Democratic Caucus is a cosponsor of a clean, full-year funding bill, a bill that would be sure to pass if House leaders were to allow it to come to the floor. Across the Capitol, the Senate has already passed a clean bill. And yet House Republicans continue to insist that their political priorities take precedence over the operations of an agency vital to our national security. “I am a member of the Committee on Homeland Security. Over the past few weeks, I have heard testimony highlighting the threat that we face from violent extremists, particularly those radic
RI Delegation Announces $5.6 Million to Improve Disability Housing Assistance
In an effort to ensure that Rhode Islanders with disabilities and special needs have access to affordable rental housing and supportive services, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that Rhode Island Housing will receive a federal boost of over $5.6 million. The federal funds are being awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) program, an initiative the delegation supported through a 2010 law designed to prevent homelessness and expand rental assistance for people with disabilities. Rhode Island Housing will administer the program through a partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH) and Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS). Rhode Island Housing, in coordination with the state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services and BHDDH,
University of Rhode Island Receives $510,978 in USDA Grants
Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman Jim Langevin today announced that the University of Rhode Island will receive $510,978 in grant funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) program. NIFA is awarding nearly $14 million nationwide to programs that support rural community development, sustainable farming and economic growth through agriculture. “I am pleased URI is receiving this federal funding to help share their expertise and further their efforts in support of our agricultural economy,” said Senator Reed. “We need to invest in positive community economic development strategies and protect Rhode Island’s rural areas and open spaces. This NIFA grant will allow URI to work with local communities to develop strategies for sustainable farming and land conservation.” “Rhode Island farms are an important part of our natural landscape and our economy. Preserving the land and natural reso
Langevin Introduces Counseling for Career Choice Act
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chair of the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, today introduced the Counseling for Career Choice Act, legislation that would support comprehensive career counseling programs in high schools nationwide. Langevin reintroduced this bill along with his fellow CTE Caucus co-chair, Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson of Pennsylvania. The two sponsored similar legislation in the 113th Congress. “Our economy is rebounding and many Rhode Island employers are looking to hire, but if we want to support continued economic growth and keep jobs here, we must ensure that our workforce is properly trained for the jobs that are available now and will grow in the future,” said Congressman Langevin. “Our state and our nation are facing a critical skills gap, and to close that gulf, we need to educate young people on all of the available pathways to a rewarding career.” “Every student has a unique set of skills and interests, and need

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