Press Releases

Oct 5, 2017

Rhode Island College Wins $1.1 Million U.S. Department of Education Grant

The RI Congressional delegation announced a $1.1 million U.S. Department of Education grant for Rhode Island College to provide opportunities for disadvantaged students to pursue doctoral studies.

Oct 4, 2017

Langevin Opposes Republican Effort to Authorize Border Wall

Issues: Energy & Environment, Immigration, Vote

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), a senior member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, voted against H.R. 3548, the Border Security for America Act, during committee consideration of the bill. The legislation, introduced by Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), would authorize billions of dollars in additional funding to construct the border wall demanded by President Trump. The bill was reported out of committee by a vote of 18-12.

Oct 2, 2017

Langevin Statement on Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued a statement regarding last night's mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Oct 2, 2017

Delegation Announces $250K for Citizenship, Naturalization Efforts

Issues: Immigration

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, and U.S. Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced $250,000 for the Rhode Island Citizenship Consortium, a partnership of Progreso Latino, the Diocese of Providence, Genesis Center, Dorcas International Institute of RI, and RI Family Literacy Initiative, to assist permanent residents with the naturalization process.

Sep 18, 2017

Langevin Reintroduces the Personal Data Notification and Protection Act

Issues: Cybersecurity

Following the Equifax data breach, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, reintroduced the Personal Data Notification and Protection Act, which provides for a single national breach notification standard.

Sep 14, 2017

Langevin Statement Opposing Republican Omnibus Spending Bill

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) released a statement expressing his opposition to the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Spending Bill, which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 211-198.

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.