More on Disabilities

Aug 10, 2018

Langevin Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Architectural Barriers Act

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chair of the Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus,introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) of 1968, legislation that required accessibility accommodations in federal buildings for individuals with physical disabilities.

Jul 3, 2018

Reed, Langevin, Cicilline Seek to Ensure Increased Opioid Funds Go to Effective Prevention, Treatment & Recovery Initiatives

The RI Congressional delegation joined Rhode Island health professionals and others at an event calling for federal funds to be quickly deployed to the front lines for programs that are being implemented to save lives and help people recover from opioid abuse and addiction.

Jun 25, 2018

Langevin, Thompson, King Introduce Legislation to Improve Disaster Planning for People with Disabilities

U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI), Bennie Thompson (D-MS), and Peter King (R-NY) introduced legislation that would create an advisory committee to improve U.S. emergency preparedness and response planning for people with disabilities.

May 24, 2018

Langevin Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Allow More Time to Establish Health Care Electronic Visit Verification Systems

Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI), Diana DeGette (D-CO), Don Young (R-AK), and Steve Stivers (R-OH) have introduced a bipartisan bill to delay the implementation of a provision requiring states to have Electronic Visit Verification systems.

May 24, 2018

Langevin Praises House Passage of Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) released a statement after voting in favor of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act.

May 16, 2018

House-passed VA Health Care Bill Finally Expands Caregiver Services to Veterans of All Eras

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) applauded the inclusion of language he championed to expand Veterans Administration (VA) caregiver benefits to veterans of all eras in the VA MISSION Act.

Apr 27, 2018

Langevin Supports Legislation to Protect Air Travelers

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) voted to strengthen the rights of airline passengers, including those with disabilities, and to continue to improve air safety.

Mar 27, 2018

Langevin, Portman Lead Joint Letter Urging Relief for Families with Disabled Students

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos requesting the discharge of Parent PLUS Loans taken out on behalf of students who become totally and permanently disabled.

Feb 15, 2018

Langevin Opposes Bill to Fundamentally Undermine the Americans with Disabilities Act

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) voted against H.R. 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act.

Feb 13, 2018

Langevin, Brady Fight to Improve Air Travel for Passengers with Disabilities

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chair of the Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, and Congressman Robert Brady (D-PA) introduced the Air Carrier Access Amendments Act (ACAAA) to enhance air travel protections for people with disabilities.