Press Releases

Oct 2, 2015

Langevin Hosts Field Hearing on Career Training

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) co-hosted a CTE field hearing with The German Marshall Fund of the United States, an organization that strengthens transatlantic cooperation.

Sep 29, 2015

Rhode Island DLT Receives $235,737 Grant for Temporary Caregiver Insurance Program

Governor Gina Raimondo and the RI Congressional delegation announced a $235,737 U.S. Department of Labor grant for the Temporary Caregiver Insurance Expansion Project run by the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training.

Sep 25, 2015

Langevin Statement on Cyber Agreements Between China and the United States

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) released the a statement regarding the cyber agreements announced today between China and the United States.

Sep 24, 2015

Langevin Statement on the Historic Address of Pope Francis to Congress

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) released a statement in response to remarks delivered to a joint meeting of Congress by His Holiness Pope Francis.

Sep 23, 2015

Langevin, Reed Introduce Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act

Issues: Small Business

Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Tom Reed (R-NY) have introduced the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act of 2015, which would create expedited tax incentives for property owners to install automatic fire sprinkler systems.

Sep 23, 2015

RI Receives Nearly $2.4 Million for Unemployment Improvements

The RI Congressional delegation and Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced that Rhode Island is receiving $2,359,917 in federal funds to bolster the state’s unemployment program.

Sep 21, 2015

Providence Wins Federal COPS Hiring Grant to Add 15 New Officers

Issues: Rhode Island

The RI Congressional delegation joined Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza in announcing $1.875 million to help the Providence Police Department add up to 15 more police officers to patrols and fill existing vacancies.

Sep 17, 2015

RI Delegation Announces $194,800 NOAA Grant to Remove Marine Debris from the Upper Narragansett Bay

Issues: Energy & Environment, Rhode Island

RI's Congressional delegation announced a $194,800 grant from NOAA for Middletown-based nonprofit Clean The Bay, Inc. to remove marine debris from the Seekonk and Providence rivers and Upper Narragansett Bay.

Sep 17, 2015

Doggett, Langevin React to GAO Report on Re-homing

Issues: Foster Youth

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report this week that recognizes the growing problem of “re-homing,” an unregulated custody transfer of adopted children.

Sep 17, 2015

YouthBuild Providence Lands $1.1 Million Federal Grant to Provide Education & Job Skills for RI Youth

The Rhode Island Congressional delegation announced a $1.1 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to give at-risk young Rhode Islanders the opportunity to get a good education and develop the job skills they need to succeed.