Press Releases

Dec 12, 2019

Langevin Votes to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) today voted in favor of H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act. The bill, which passed the House by a vote of 230-192, aims to provide relief to Americans struggling with high prescription drug prices by allowing Medicare to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies to achieve price reductions.

Dec 12, 2019

Langevin Votes in Favor of Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee and chairman of its Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities, issued the following statement today after voting in favor of the conference report to accompany the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.

Dec 10, 2019

Langevin Statement on Articles of Impeachment

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) today expressed his support for the articles of impeachment for President Trump, issuing the following statement:

Dec 10, 2019

Langevin Statement on Release of NDAA Conference Report

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities, issued the following statement regarding the release of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act conference report.

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:

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