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May 1, 2015
Cyber Progress
           Rep. Langevin visits Voltserver

Dear Friends,

I have been studying cybersecurity for nearly a decade. Ever since co-founding the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus in 2007, I have been calling on Congress to take action to better protect our networks, businesses, consumers and our national security from the extensive threats we face in cyberspace. It has been a long, hard fight, and it will never be over. Cybersecurity is not a problem to be solved; it’s a problem to be managed.

But people are finally listening.

Last week, the House passed two pieces of cybersecurity legislation that I was proud to support. The Protecting Cyber Networks Act and the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act lay the groundwork for a voluntary sharing of cyber threat information between private industry and the federal government. As we tackle this complex challenge, we must also ensure that privacy and civil liberties are preserved, which was the intent of an amendment that I successfully proposed to the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act.

Cybersecurity has long been a passion of mine and I am thrilled to see that, after years of hard work, the House, the Senate, and the President are beginning to see eye-to-eye on this issue. This represents a major victory in our ongoing efforts to close our aperture of vulnerability in cyberspace, and I look forward to continuing the fight for stronger cyber defenses.

To learn more about my leadership on cybersecurity, follow me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.


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Congressman Langevin speaks in support of veterans in October
Caring for Caregivers
With the support of veterans, caregivers and advocacy groups, I was proud to introduce the Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act, legislation that would improve services and support for family caregivers of military service members and veterans. Together with my co-sponsors in the House and our bipartisan leaders in the Senate, I believe that this bill will help fulfill our enduring promise to provide veterans with the resources they need and have earned in sacrifice to our country.
Congressman Langevin with Dee St. Franc
Home Sweet Home
Every child deserves a loving home, but unfortunately, not every adoption has a happy ending. There is an alarming trend of adopted children being “re-homed” into the custody of strangers with no oversight, and I am going to do everything in my power to stop it. As co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, and as someone who grew up with many foster siblings over the years, I introduced the Protecting Adopted Children Act this week. This bill aims to curb the practice of re-homing through the provision of pre- and post-adoptive support services.
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