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Jan 16, 2020

Langevin Rejects DeVos Rule that Denies Debt Relief to Students Defrauded by Predatory Colleges

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) voted today in favor of H.J. Res. 76, which blocks a rule submitted by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos that makes it more difficult for students defrauded by predatory, for-profit colleges to get student debt relief.

Jan 15, 2020

Langevin Votes to Strengthen Workplace Protections for Older Americans

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) voted today in favor of H.R. 1230, the Protect Older Workers Against Age Discrimination Act, which aims to strengthen workplace protections for older Americans by restoring the longstanding burden of proof for discrimination claims, including workplace age or disability discrimination.

Dec 20, 2019

Langevin Votes to Provide Tax Relief for Rhode Island Families, Teachers and First Responders

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) today voted in support of H.R. 5377, the Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act. The bill, which passed the House by a vote of 218 to 206, reverses the $10,000 cap on the itemized deduction for state and local taxes (SALT) established by the 2017 Republican tax law and quadruples the amount teachers can deduct for out-of-pocket classroom expenses.

Dec 12, 2019

Langevin Votes in Favor of Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee and chairman of its Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities, issued the following statement today after voting in favor of the conference report to accompany the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.

Dec 10, 2019

Langevin Statement on Release of NDAA Conference Report

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities, issued the following statement regarding the release of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act conference report.

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.

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