Press Releases

Oct 1, 2014

$3.68 Million Federal Grant Aims to Reduce School Violence in RI

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, along with U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline, announced a $3,680,000 federal grant to the Central Falls School District.

Oct 1, 2014

RI Receives $625,000 in COPS Hiring Grants

Issues: Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Congressional delegation announced that two RI law enforcement agencies are receiving a total of $625,000 to add five more police officers to patrols this year.

Sep 30, 2014

Congressman Langevin Recognized as Champion for Children

The First Focus Campaign for Children, a national bipartisan children’s advocacy group, recognized Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) for his leadership on issues important to children during the 113th Congress.

Sep 30, 2014

Providence Receives $3.9M in Federal Funding for Lead Safety

Rhode Island's Congressional delegation announced that Providence’s Department of Planning and Development has received $3.9 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to protect city residents from the hazards of lead-based paint.

Sep 24, 2014

Rhode Island Awarded $161K for Study on Expanding Paid Family and Medical Leave

Rhode Island's Congressional Delegation and Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced that the U.S. Department of Labor is awarding $161,417 to the RI Department of Labor and Training to fund a feasibility study on paid leave.

Sep 22, 2014

$1.57 Million Economic Adjustment Grant will Help RI Economy Diversify

Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation and Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced that the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment is awarding Rhode Island a one-year, $1.57 million grant to help boost the state’s economy and help it diversify.

Sep 19, 2014

Delegation Announces $791,000 in Federal Funding to Help Combat Teen Dating Violence

RI's Congressional delegation announced $791,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Justice for a study on teen dating violence, which will be conducted at Rhode Island Hospital and will focus on aggressive attitudes among middle school-aged boys.

Sep 18, 2014

Langevin Introduces Transit Accessibility Innovation Act

Issues: Disabilities

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) introduced the Transit Accessibility Innovation Act, which would encourage public transit systems to address deficiencies in service for individuals with disabilities.

Sep 18, 2014

SEEC Members Voice Support for People’s Climate March and UN Climate Summit

Issues: Energy, Environment

In advance of the UN Climate Summit, Congressman Langevin (D-RI) joined members of SEEC in calling for decisive action to turn the tide on climate change.

Sep 16, 2014

Langevin Statement on Authorization to Arm Syrian Rebels

During debate on the McKeon amendment to the Continuing Resolution, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) spoke on the House floor in favor of arming moderate Syrian rebels in the context of a broader coalition opposing ISIL.