Press Releases

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.

Dec 20, 2017

88 Members of Congress Request Clarification from HHS and CDC on Reported Agency Censorship

Issues: Health Care

Representative Jim Langevin (D-RI) was joined by Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO), Judy Chu (D-CA), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), and Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) in leading a letter expressing concern about censorship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dec 19, 2017

Langevin Statement on Final Passage of H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) released a statement after voting in opposition to H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which passed by a vote of 227 to 203.

Dec 18, 2017

Langevin Denounces Exclusion of Climate Change from Trump National Security Strategy

Issues: Armed Services, Energy & Environment

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, denounced President Trump’s decision to exclude discussion of climate change as a national security threat in his “America First” National Security Strategy.

Dec 15, 2017

RI Delegation Demands Congress Fund Health Insurance for Children

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today gathered to demand the Republican majority in Congress immediately reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Rhode Island’s congressional delegation stood with pediatricians and children’s advocates at Meeting Street, which supports kids who have a wide range of specialized health needs.

Dec 14, 2017

Langevin Condemns FCC Vote to Repeal Net Neutrality Rules

Issues: Cybersecurity

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, released a statement after the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality rules.

Dec 11, 2017

RI Nets $1.6 Million to Continue Infrastructure Improvements at the Port of Galilee

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline joined Governor Gina M. Raimondo in announcing $1.6 million in federal funding to upgrade key infrastructure at the Port of Galilee in Narragansett to help protect jobs and promote investment at Rhode Island’s busiest commercial fishing port.

Dec 7, 2017

Langevin Statement on House Republican Continuing Resolution

Issues: Budget, Vote

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) released a statement after voting against the two-week stopgap funding measure that passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 235 to 193.

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