Press Releases

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 4, 2019

Langevin Votes to Stop Bad Robocalls

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) today voted in favor of S. 151, the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, which will curb unlawful robocalls by requiring that landline and cellphone carriers offer free call-authentication technology and opt-in or opt-out robocall blocking.

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 27, 2019

Langevin Applauds Directive Requiring Federal Agencies to Have Vulnerability Disclosure Policies

Issues: Cybersecurity

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus and a senior member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, issued a statement regarding the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) draft binding operational directive entitled: “Develop and Publish a Vulnerability Disclosure Policy.”

Nov 26, 2019

Langevin, Fitzpatrick, Trone Urge Airlines to Make Travel Safer Ahead of Busy Holiday Season

Issues: Transportation

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) was joined by Congressman Brian Fitzpartrick (R-PA) and Congressman David Trone (D-MD) in issuing joint letters urging airlines to carry opioid overdose medication, such as naloxone, to make air travel safer.

Nov 26, 2019

Langevin Statement on the Dismissal of Navy Secretary Richard Spencer

Issues: Armed Services

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities (IETC), issued the following statement regarding the dismissal of Navy Secretary Richard Spencer:

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.

Nov 20, 2019

Langevin Honors Lincoln Resident as “Angel in Adoption”

Issues: Children and Families, Foster Youth, Rhode Island

During a series of recent events highlighting November as National Adoption Month, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) received the National Council for Adoption’s Friend of Adoption Award and acknowledged Rhode Island resident Ted Sullivan.

Nov 20, 2019

Langevin Names Victor Morente Communications Director

Issues: Rhode Island

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) today announced that Victor Morente has joined his staff as Communications Director.

Nov 19, 2019

Langevin Votes to Fully Fund 2020 Census to Ensure Accurate Count

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued a statement after voting for the bill to fully fund the 2020 Census and keep the government open through December 20.

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