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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).

Dec 2, 2019

Langevin Statement on U.S. Navy Contract to Electric Boat for Virginia-class Submarines

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, released the following statement regarding the awarding of a $22.2 billion U.S. Navy contract to General Dynamics Electric Boat for the construction of nine fast-attack Virginia-class submarines.

Nov 22, 2019

Langevin, Thompson Introduce Bill to Strengthen Career Counseling in Middle and High Schools

In recognition of National Career Development Week, Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), co-chairs of the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, introduced the Counseling for Career Choice Act, bipartisan legislation that would make new investments in school counseling to better prepare students for educational and career opportunities.

Oct 28, 2019

Langevin Leads Legislation To Strengthen Rhode Island Manufacturing Workforce

Bill would establish a new pilot program to help companies train the next generation of manufacturing workers.

Sep 13, 2019

Congressional Delegation, State Officials Celebrate $60.3 Million Federal Grant to Upgrade Northbound Providence Viaduct

Congressman Langevin helped secure the funding which comes from a grant program created by Sen. Whitehouse to meet RI’s needs for large-scale infrastructure projects.

Sep 12, 2019

Langevin, Welch Introduce Bill to Incentivize Energy Efficient Construction

Congressmen Langevin and Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced the Building Efficiently Act of 2019, a bill to encourage property developers to improve the energy efficiency of the buildings they work on.

Jul 25, 2019

Langevin Backs Bipartisan Budget Agreement

Agreement permanently ends the threat of sequestration and prevents a potential credit default

Jul 18, 2019

Langevin Votes to Increase Minimum Wage to $15 per Hour

House-passed bill will increase pay for nearly 142,000 Rhode Islanders.

Jun 19, 2019

Langevin Votes for $983 Billion Government Funding Package

The “minibus” appropriations package includes the fiscal year 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education; Defense; State; and Energy and Water appropriations bills.

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.

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