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September 11, 2017
On the Rhode Again
           Congressman Langevin at his Warwick town hall meeting

Dear Friends,

August was a busy month for me, as I visited several businesses, attended many events and held numerous meetings with constituents in the Second District. From Westerly to Burrillville, I heard about new programs, initiatives and issues facing Rhode Island communities and residents.

One of the highlights of the month was a Veterans Network Launch event at Electric Boat. This initiative is a great way to identify job candidates and build skills among veterans. While I was there, I spoke with many veterans who are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity. Rhode Island’s defense industry supports thousands of jobs, and who better to fill them than our veterans?

During National Health Center Week, I joined health care advocates to celebrate the contributions of community health centers to our state. Our health centers benefit thousands of Rhode Island families, and I will continue advocating for funding to ensure they receive necessary support on a federal level.

I also invited representatives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Social Security Administration to speak about healthcare and other issues of importance with seniors at the Cranston Senior Enrichment Center. Enrichment centers better the lives of older Americans, and it’s incredibly rewarding to see the positive effects the art and various workshops, held at the centers, have on our seniors.

As my late mentor, Representative Paul Sherlock, said: “Being responsive and accessible are what makes an elected official effective.” This past month gave me a renewed sense of enthusiasm, and I am eager to be back in D.C. with the feedback I received over the August District Work Period.

Keep up with my work in D.C. and Rhode Island, and many other issues through my website and blog and follow me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.


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Congressman Langevin at his Narragansett town hall
Town Hall, Times Two
The personal connections I make with constituents during town hall meetings is something I value immensely. In August, I held two town hall meetings that were very well attended. We discussed many topics including healthcare, education, infrastructure and taxes. My door is always open, and I hope my constituents will continue to stay engaged in our communities.
Congressman Langevin at the RI Bolivian Festival
Defending DREAMers
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) provides important protections for young persons in the country without authorization through no fault of their own. Recipients are our neighbors, friends, and servicemembers, and they attend our schools and work alongside us. Unfortunately, the Department of Homeland Security announced the termination of the program, leaving hundreds of thousands of young immigrants in fear of deportation. I am working with my colleagues to find a permanent legislative solution that will protect DACA recipients.
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