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Jan 10, 2020

Langevin Votes to Protect Americans from PFAS, “Forever” Chemicals That Pose Serious Health Risks

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), voted today in favor of H.R. 535, the PFAS Action Act, which establishes federal regulations for and promotes the remediation of Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to protect public health.

Dec 18, 2019

Langevin Supports Funding Package that Prioritizes Families, Service Members, and RI Industry

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) voted today in favor of H.R. 1865 and H.R. 1158, the legislative package that will fund the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends September 30, 2020.

Dec 12, 2019

Langevin Votes to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) today voted in favor of H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act. The bill, which passed the House by a vote of 230-192, aims to provide relief to Americans struggling with high prescription drug prices by allowing Medicare to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies to achieve price reductions.

Oct 15, 2019

Langevin, Chu, Ruiz Introduce Bill to Strengthen Health Insurance Market

Congressman Langevin announced the introduction of the Individual Health Insurance Marketplace Improvement Act in order to help reduce premiums for people who do not get their health insurance through an employer.

Sep 25, 2019

RI Delegation Announces $3.4 Million to Increase Medicaid Providers’ Capacity for Addiction Treatment

Congressman Langevin and his delegation colleagues today announced a $3,482,368 planning grant to increase the treatment capacity of Rhode Island healthcare providers for substance use disorder treatment and recovery services.

Jul 24, 2019

Langevin, McMorris Rodgers Applaud House Passage of Their Bill to Strengthen Support for Family Caregivers

The Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act of 2019 authorizes $200 million in funding over the next five years.

Jul 17, 2019

Langevin Bill to Prevent Fentanyl Trafficking Reported Favorably by Homeland Security Committee

Congressman Langevin's legislation to prevent the trafficking of fentanyl and other opioids was ordered reported to the full House of Representatives.

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.

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 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.