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Dec 6, 2019

Langevin, Bipartisan Colleagues Demand Ed Dept. IG Investigation into Loan Forgiveness Process Following Alarming NPR Report

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Education urging the department’s acting inspector general, Sandra Bruce, to investigate the federal student loan discharge process for Americans with total and permanent disabilities (TPD).

Jul 25, 2019

On the Eve of ADA Anniversary, Langevin Introduces Legislation to Help More Small Businesses Become Accessible

Bill would make it easier for small businesses to comply with ADA.

Jun 26, 2019

Langevin Secures Funding for RI Estuary Protection in Appropriations Bills

Appropriations package also contains Langevin amendments improving air travel for individuals with disabilities and increasing funding for law enforcement regional information sharing

Jun 18, 2019

Langevin, Duckworth Lead Colleagues in Asking Trump Administration for Information on Hiring Targets, Retention Rates of Federal Employees with Disabilities

Congressman, Senator requesting data to evaluate the effectiveness of the federal government’s efforts to hire and retain Americans with targeted disabilities.

Jun 11, 2019

Langevin Legislation Calls for More Inclusive Disaster Preparation

Congressman Langevin joined a group of bipartisan lawmakers to introduce legislation to help vulnerable Americans before, during, and after natural disasters.

Jun 5, 2019

Langevin Bill to Improve Disaster Planning for People with Disabilities to be Signed into Law

Legislation included in the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019 that passed the House.

May 9, 2019

Langevin Votes to Protect Health Coverage for Rhode Islanders With Pre-Existing Conditions

Legislation includes Langevin’s amendment emphasizing protections for people with disabilities.

Apr 9, 2019

Langevin Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Discharge Student Loans of Parents of Disabled

Legislation extends disability loan forgiveness to Parent PLUS Loan program.

Apr 2, 2019

Langevin, McMorris Rodgers Lead Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Support for Family Caregivers

Legislation would authorize $200 million over the next five years for the Lifespan Respite Care Program.

Mar 6, 2019

Langevin, Baldwin Introduce Legislation to Protect Rights of Disabled Airplane Passengers

Air Carrier Access Amendments Act will protect the rights of disabled airplane passengers, improve air travel safety, and close service gaps that passengers with disabilities frequently encounter in air travel.

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