Press Releases

Jun 29, 2015

RI to Receive Nearly $2 Million in Workforce Development & Re-Employment Grants

Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation announced that the state will receive two federal grants to better connect job seekers and employers.

Jun 26, 2015

Langevin Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage

Issues: LGBT Rights

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) released a statement in response to the decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which reaffirms the rights of same-sex couples and prohibits states from denying marriage rights to same-sex couples

Jun 25, 2015

Langevin, Keating, Cicilline Amendment Restores Funding to Southern New England Estuaries Geographic Program

Issues: Energy & Environment, Rhode Island, Vote

The House adopted an amendment introduced by Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) that would provide $1 million for the Southern New England Estuaries Geographic Program.

Jun 25, 2015

$475,000 in Federal Grants to Help RI Fishermen & Scientists Team Up on Sustainability Studies

Issues: Economy and Jobs, Energy & Environment, Rhode Island

The RI Congressional delegation announced that Rhode Island fishermen are slated to receive a new infusion of up to $475,000 in federal funds to support research projects aimed at improving the sustainability of local fisheries.

Jun 25, 2015

Langevin Statement on King v. Burwell

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) released a statement in response to the Supreme Court's decision affirming the ability of all Americans to receive premium tax credits under the Affordable Care Act.

Jun 18, 2015

Rhode Island to Strengthen, Expand Job Training with New Federal Grant

The Rhode Island Congressional Delegation and Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $5.25 million to Rhode Island to support the newly-created “Real Jobs Rhode Island” initiative.

Jun 18, 2015

Langevin, Himes Urge SEC to Update Cybersecurity Disclosures

Issues: Cybersecurity

Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Jim Himes (D-CT) sent a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White, underscoring the need to update the SEC’s cybersecurity disclosure guidance for publicly traded companies.

Jun 18, 2015

Langevin Statement on Pope's Encyclical on Climate Change and the Environment

Issues: Energy & Environment

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) released a statement in response to the papal encyclical of Pope Francis.

Jun 17, 2015

Langevin Calls for Resignation of OPM Director Katherine Archuleta

Issues: Cybersecurity

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) released a statement calling for the resignation of Katherine Archuleta, Director of the Office of Personnel Management.

Jun 17, 2015

Rhode Island Wins $229,000 to Prevent Medicare & Medicaid Fraud

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced $229,489 in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funding for the Senior Medicare Patrol project at the Rhode Island Division of Elderly Affairs.