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Sep 10, 2018

Federal Delegation, RI Health Director Announce $2 Million for Zero Suicide in Washington County

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Representative Jim Langevin, and Rhode Island Department of Health Director Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, announced $2 million in federal funding for South County Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds’ Zero Suicide in Washington County program.

Jul 25, 2018

RI Receives Nearly $3.9 Million Federal Grant to Aid in Opioid Epidemic Recovery

The Rhode Island Congressional Delegation announced that $3,894,875 in National Health Emergency (NHE) Dislocated Worker Demonstration Grant funding is heading to Rhode Island to help curb the threat of opioid addiction and overdose.

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 19, 2018

House Passes Langevin, King Bill to Create Task Force to Combat Opioid Trafficking

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued a statement after the Joint Task Force to Combat Opioid Trafficking Act, legislation he introduced with Congressman Peter King (R-NY), passed the House of Representatives.

Jun 19, 2018

Delegation Announces $12.5 Million in Opioid Funding Available to Rhode Island

The RI Congressional delegation announced a substantial increase in federal funding made available for Rhode Island’s fight against opioid addiction.

Jun 7, 2018

Langevin Opposes Rescissions Package Cutting Children’s Health Funding

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) released a statement after opposing the $15 billion Republican rescissions package, which passed the House by a vote of 210-206.

Jun 6, 2018

Committee Passes Langevin, King Legislation to Combat Opioid Trafficking

Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Peter King (R-NY) applauded the passage of their Joint Task Force to Combat Opioid Trafficking Act by the House Committee on Homeland Security.

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 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.

May 16, 2018

Langevin, King, McCaskill Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Help Combat Illicit Fentanyl Entering United States

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), Congressman Peter King (R-NY), and Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) have introduced the Joint Task Force to Combat Opioid Trafficking Act to better coordinate the interdiction of illicit fentanyl and other opioids entering the United States.