Press Releases

Sep 13, 2017

Langevin Cosponsors Medicare for All Legislation

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued a statement on his intent to cosponsor the Medicare for All Act (H.R. 676) authored by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).

Sep 13, 2017

Representatives Langevin, Meadows Release PAPER Act

On Tuesday, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) introduced the Protecting the American Process for Election Results (PAPER) Act—a bill that will provide assistance to states to strengthen the cybersecurity of their elections. The bill is a House companion to the Klobuchar-Graham amendment to the Senate’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which is currently being debated.

Sep 8, 2017

Langevin Statement on Final Passage of Combined Harvey Relief, Government Funding Package

Issues: Budget, Vote

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued a statement after voting in favor of the combined government spending, debt ceiling, and Hurricane Harvey relief package that passed the House by a vote of 316-90.

Sep 6, 2017

Langevin Statement on the Passage of Supplemental Funding Package for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Issues: Energy & Environment, Vote

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) released a statement after the House of Representatives passed $7.85 billion in supplemental funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration following Hurricane Harvey.

Sep 5, 2017

Langevin Statement on the President’s Decision to End DACA

Issues: Immigration

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) released a statement regarding President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Sep 1, 2017

RI Gets Nearly $8 Million in Federal Funds to Improve Security & Enhance Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Capabilities

Issues: Cybersecurity, Energy & Environment, Rhode Island

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced that the state will receive $7,911,775 in federal national preparedness funds.

Aug 31, 2017

Langevin Statement on the Confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued a statement after Senate Republicans broke with sixty-eight years of tradition to end the filibuster and confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Aug 30, 2017

Langevin and Harper Urge Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty

Issues: Disabilities

Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Gregg Harper (R-MS), co-chairs of the Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, sent a letter today to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee urging ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty.

Aug 30, 2017

Delegation Announces $1.8 Million in Head Start Funding for Woonsocket

RI's Congressional delegation announced more than $1.8 million in federal funding to expand access to early childhood education and comprehensive services for children and families in Woonsocket.

Aug 24, 2017

YouthBuild Preparatory Academy Receives $1.1 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Labor

The Rhode Island Congressional delegation joined Anthony Hubbard, Executive Director of YouthBuild Preparatory Academy, in announcing a $1.1 million grant to provide educational opportunities and career development skills for at-risk Rhode Island students.

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