Press Releases

Aug 10, 2018

Langevin Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Architectural Barriers Act

Issues: Disabilities

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chair of the Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus,introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) of 1968, legislation that required accessibility accommodations in federal buildings for individuals with physical disabilities.

Aug 2, 2018

RI Fire Departments Receive $107K to Purchase Gear & Improve Safety

Issues: Rhode Island

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced $106,668 in federal funding to help the Central Falls Fire Department, Kingston Fire Department, and Albion Fire District purchase needed equipment and gear to help them better serve their communities. The funding is being awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program.

Jul 30, 2018

Langevin Offices Accepting Applications for Fall Interns

Issues: Rhode Island

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) is accepting applications for interns in his Rhode Island and Washington, D.C., offices for the fall of 2018. This unpaid program is open to civic-minded college students who are available for at least 10 hours per week. A qualified candidate will be well-organized, responsible, dependable, and have strong oral and written communication skills.

Jul 28, 2018

RI Fire Departments Team Up to Win $763k Federal Grant to Upgrade SCBA Air Packs

Issues: Rhode Island

Eight Rhode Island fire departments are receiving nearly $764,000 in federal funding to replace aging breathing equipment for their firefighters.

Jul 26, 2018

Langevin Supports Final Passage of 2019 Defense Authorization Bill

Issues: Armed Services, Cybersecurity, Iraq and Afghanistan, Veterans, Vote

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) voted in favor of the Conference Report to accompany the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act.

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 25, 2018

Langevin Applauds Passage of Major Career and Technical Education Legislation

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, issued a statement after the House agreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which now goes to the President for his signature.

Jul 19, 2018

Narragansett Fire Department Receives $218K Federal Grant for New Equipment & Rescue Training

Issues: Rhode Island

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman Jim Langevin announced $218,096 in federal funding to help the Narragansett Fire Department purchase needed equipment and provide water rescue training.

Jul 13, 2018

Langevin Calls Mueller Indictment Most Significant Foreign Hacking Case in History

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) released a statement after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of twelve Russian military intelligence officers for distributing documents they had stolen from US political organizations.

Jul 9, 2018

Langevin Statement on Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court Justice

Issues: LGBT Rights

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued a statement in response to the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States.