Press Releases

Jan 30, 2018

Langevin Opposes Third Attempt to Pass Partisan Defense Spending Bill

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued a statement after voting against the Fiscal Year 2018 defense spending bill, which passed by a vote of 250-166.

Jan 26, 2018

Langevin, Whitehouse, U.S. Surgeon General Highlight Federal Overdose Prevention Law

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman Jim Langevin hosted U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams for a discussion about the opioid addiction recovery programs that have made Rhode Island a national model in the field and influenced Whitehouse’s Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA).

Jan 22, 2018

Langevin Statement on Vote to End the Trump Shutdown

Issues: Budget, Vote

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued a statement after voting in favor of a funding bill to reopen the government, which passed the House by a vote of 266-150.

Jan 20, 2018

Langevin Statement on Republican Government Shutdown

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued a statement after Republicans failed in their duty to keep the government open.

Jan 19, 2018

House Members Introduce Bill to Combat English Learner Achievement Gap

Issues: Education

Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI), Alma Adams (D-NC), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), and Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) introduced legislation to improve the instruction of English learners in prekindergarten, elementary and secondary school programs.

Jan 17, 2018

Members of Congress Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Federal Law Enforcement Officers with Disabilities

Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI), Steve Russell (R-OK), Peter King (R-NY), and Mike Capuano (D-MA) introduced the Continuation on Active Service Act.

Jan 11, 2018

Langevin, Stefanik Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging the President to Restore Climate Change to the National Security Strategy

Issues: Armed Services, Energy & Environment

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) sent a letter to President Trump today urging him to recognize climate change as a national security threat to the United States.

Jan 11, 2018

Langevin Co-Sponsors the Bipartisan New England Coastal Protection Act

Issues: Energy & Environment, Vote

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced the New England Coastal Protection Act today to permanently prohibit oil and gas drilling off the coasts of Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

Dec 22, 2017

RI Delegation Commends Mid Atlantic Council for Stopping Squid Fishing Restrictions & Seeks to Give RI a Greater Voice on Fishery Management

After the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) recently voted 16-4 against a proposed squid buffer zone framework off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts that would have negatively impacted RI fishermen, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline commended the council.

Dec 21, 2017

Langevin Statement on Passage of Republican Continuing Resolution

Issues: Budget, Vote

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued a statement after voting against the Republican bill to fund the government through January 19, which passed the House by a vote of 231-188.