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Jan 1, 2021

Langevin Statement on Congress’s Veto Override of National Defense Authorization Act

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), today issued the following statement after the Senate voted 81-13 to override the President’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act, following the House’s 322-87 vote.

Dec 28, 2020

Langevin Votes to Override Trump Veto of Defense Bill

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee and a member of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, today voted to override President Trump’s veto of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Dec 18, 2020

Smith and Langevin Statement on Armed Services Committee’s Commitment to Cybersecurity

Representatives Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) today issued the following statement on the importance of sound cyber policy to national security in the wake of the SolarWinds breach that has impacted several federal agencies.

Dec 8, 2020

Langevin Applauds House Passage of Final Fiscal Year 2021 Defense Bill

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) voted to advance the Conference Report to accompany H.R. 6395, the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021.

Dec 8, 2020

Langevin Statement on President-Elect Biden Nominating Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) released the following statement regarding President-elect Joseph R. Biden’s announcement that he intends to nominate Lloyd Austin as the first African-American to serve as Secretary of Defense.

Dec 4, 2020

Langevin Statement on the Withdrawal of U.S Forces from Somalia

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s announcement to draw down United States forces from Somalia.

Nov 25, 2020

Chairs Langevin and Speier Issue Statement in Support of Michèle Flournoy as Secretary of Defense

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), today issued the following statement encouraging President-elect Biden to nominate Michèle Flournoy as Secretary of Defense.

Nov 24, 2020

Chairman Langevin Supports Defense Department Reorganization that Strengthens Civilian Oversight of Special Operations

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) sent a letter expressing his support for Miller’s memo requiring the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict to report directly to the Secretary of Defense.

Nov 19, 2020

Langevin Chairs IETC Briefing on Impact of COVID-19 on Defense IT Systems

Chairman Jim Langevin (D-RI) today held a briefing by Department of Defense officials on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nation’s information and communications technology.

Oct 2, 2020

Langevin Statement on Trump’s Threat to Reverse Gender-Neutral Navy SEAL Ethos

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), today issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s threat to reverse updates to the Navy SEALs and the SWCC ethos and creed statements.

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