Press Releases

Jan 3, 2020

Langevin Statement on Strike that Killed Qassem Soleimani

Issues: Armed Services, Iraq and Afghanistan

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities (IETC), issued the following statement regarding the recent U.S. military strike in Iraq that killed Qassem Soleimani.

Dec 20, 2019

Langevin Votes to Provide Tax Relief for Rhode Island Families, Teachers and First Responders

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) today voted in support of H.R. 5377, the Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act. The bill, which passed the House by a vote of 218 to 206, reverses the $10,000 cap on the itemized deduction for state and local taxes (SALT) established by the 2017 Republican tax law and quadruples the amount teachers can deduct for out-of-pocket classroom expenses.

Dec 18, 2019

Langevin Speaks on House Floor Ahead of Vote to Impeach Trump

Issues: Rhode Island, Vote

WASHINGTON - Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in support of H. Res. 755, a resolution to impeach President Donald Trump.

Dec 18, 2019

Langevin Supports Funding Package that Prioritizes Families, Service Members, and RI Industry

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) voted today in favor of H.R. 1865 and H.R. 1158, the legislative package that will fund the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends September 30, 2020.

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.

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