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December 2, 2016
Let’s Keep in Touch
           Congressman Langevin at a Lunch with Langevin in Westerly in 2015

Dear Friends,

The holiday season is in full swing, a time for reflection and gratitude. When I think of the many blessings in my own life, being able to represent you in Congress is at the top of the list. But it’s not a one-person job. I am merely the steward of a seat that belongs to the people of the Second Congressional District, and I am most effective when I’m plugged in to your needs, concerns, and priorities.

There are a lot of ways I interact with constituents. I hear from Rhode Islanders at community events, town hall meetings and through social media. Many others share their ideas through my website, by email, or by calling my office. These are all great venues, but listening to my constituents is job #1, and that means I will never stop looking for new ways to connect. Accessibility has been and continues to be a huge priority for me and for my entire team.

I want to make it as easy as possible for you to share your perspective. That’s exactly how my Lunch with Langevin initiative got started two years ago, and it has continued to grow ever since. I have found that the best forum for an honest conversation is an informal, one-on-one setting, especially if I’m coming to you, in the community where you live. And if there’s pizza? That’s even better.

Lunch with Langevin has zig-zagged through the district, and on Saturday, December 10, I’m headed to the Greenwood Inn in Warwick from 12 to 2 p.m. Like I said, this is not a one-person job. I need to hear from you in order to be an effective Representative, and I hope you’ll help me do that by joining me for Lunch with Langevin on the 10th.

For future Lunch with Langevin events, stay tuned to my website. And if you want to share your concerns, questions, or ideas, reach out at any time through Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.


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Congressman Langevin with Congressman John Ratcliffe (R-TX) in Israel
Strengthening Cyber Relations
As co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, I have dedicated nearly a decade to studying cybersecurity. This research has led me to many interesting places, including Israel, where I embarked on a cyber-focused trip with Congressman John Ratcliffe (R-TX). Upon our return, Rep. Ratcliffe and I introduced a pair of bills to strengthen collaborative cybersecurity research and development efforts between the United States and Israel, and I’m happy to report that they passed the U.S. House. I’m pleased that my colleagues in the House recognize the importance of cybersecurity, and I urge the Senate to act without delay.
Congressman Langevin visits Rhode Island Hospital during his Health Week tour last year
Finding the CURES
Legislation I introduced to improve medical rehabilitation research and coordination at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) passed the House this week as part of the 21st Century Cures Act. The language came from a bill I first introduced with Congressman Gregg Harper (R-MS), with whom I co-chair the Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, and would improve care and quality of life for people with disabilities, traumatic injuries, and chronic conditions.
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