Langevin Opposes Republican Effort to Authorize Border Wall

WASHINGTON, — Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), a senior member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, voted against 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.   “As I have said before, while I believe that border security is integral to our national security, a wall is an ineffective and expensive way to enhance it,” said Congressman Langevin.…
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Community

United Way 2-1-1 handles 1.6 million requests in 10 years

Award Celebration to be held March 2, 2017 Providence, RI - United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) celebrates the first ten years of 2-1-1 service in Rhode Island. They will release a annual data report and honor community partners on Thursday, March 2nd at 3:30pm.  The presentation will be held at the Rhode Island State House, followed by reception at Bravo Brasserie. The 2-1-1 Annual Data Release Help Starts Here – With 200,000 calls a year, 2-1-1 in RI has a pulse on the basic needs that are being met, and where Rhode Islanders struggle, year after year. Among the…
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Health

RI TO RECEIVE $200,000 TO FIGHT ZIKA VIRUS

WARWICK,   – Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that Rhode Island will receive $200,000 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to enhance efforts to rapidly detect microcephaly and other adverse birth outcomes caused by Zika virus infection. The funding will be administered through the Rhode Island Birth Defects Program at the Rhode Island Department of Health.   In February, President Obama submitted to Congress a $ billion emergency supplemental funding request. Despite multiple attempts by Democrats to reach a bipartisan agreement, Republican leaders chose to adjourn for the summer…
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Local News

Obituary of Judith Vazquez

Judith Vazquez 7/13/2016 Judith (Tirado) Vazquez, 76, of New Bedford passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday July 13, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Santos in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, the daughter of the late Jose and Josefa (Robles) Tirado, she lived in New York before moving to New Bedford in 1975. Mrs. Vazquez was an active communicant of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish at St. James Church. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, entertaining, and gardening. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Lorraine Ruiz Almonte and her husband Reynaldo Almonte and Cynthia Cortez-Lefevre and her husband…
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Community

Join Us for LPR’s 7th Annual Community Excellence Awards

LPR's Community Excellence Awards Gala is right around the corner. On Saturday, May 14th, 2016 Latino Public Radio will host their annual gala event. For this year's event we have chosen to focus on education, specifically those individuals who play a part in influencing the next generation of students, professionals, and leaders. We would like to take this year to honor and recognize those who have made strides in the Latino community and left their mark in Rhode Island's educational landscape.   Class of 2016 Foundation Builders Recipients: Todd Flaherty, President & CEO of The College Crusade of RI Heather Tow-Yick, Vice President of…
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Community

Congressman Langevin Delivers Valentines for Veterans

Photo courtesy of Congressman's office- Lan Brigadier General Christopher Callahan, adjutant general of Rhode Island and Commanding General of the Rhode Island National Guard, joins Congressman Jim Langevin and Lieutenant Governor Dan McKee on a visit to the Providence VA Medical Center. VA personnel connected the visitors with veterans as part of the Valentines for Veterans program, and also provided updates on VA operations in Rhode Island. PROVIDENCE, – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) visited the Providence VA Medical Center Thursday as part of the Valentines for Veterans program, delivering valentines made by area students and visiting with veterans being treated at the…
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Community

LANGEVIN ANNOUNCES 2016 HIGH SCHOOL ART COMPETITION

WARWICK, – For the 16th consecutive year, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) is hosting the Rhode Island Second Congressional District High School Art Competition. High school students who reside in the Second District are eligible to compete for a grand prize trip to Washington, DC, a college scholarship and the honor of having their work hang in the Capitol for one year beginning in June.   Every high school-aged student who lives in the Second District can submit one piece of art, which can fall into any of the following seven categories: paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art and photography.…
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Politics

LANGEVIN STATEMENT ON TAX EXTENDER PACKAGE

Washington, – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued the following statement in response to the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015, which was approved today by the House by a vote of 318-109:   “I supported today’s tax extenders package with serious reservations. I am deeply dismayed that my Republican colleagues have once again failed to adhere to their oft-stated desire for deficit reduction and fiscal responsibility by crafting a package of tax cuts that are completely unpaid for. I also fear that passing this measure outside the context of comprehensive tax reform will ultimately make our efforts…
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Local News

Raimondo’s Statement on Rhode Island’s Unemployment Rate

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the announcement of the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate. "Since January, the Rhode Island economy has added over 6,000 jobs. These numbers are encouraging, but we still have a long way to go to create high-wage, high-skill, family-supporting jobs. As we look ahead to 2016, we remain committed to growing our existing companies and attracting new businesses, and helping everyone make it in Rhode Island."
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Featured

DEM BREAKS GROUND ON NEW “GREEN” BEACH PAVILION AT LINCOLN WOODS

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is holding a special ceremony today to mark construction on a new “green” beach pavilion at Lincoln Woods State Park. Lincoln Woods, located just outside the Providence metro area, is one of Rhode Island's most popular state parks, attracting nearly one million visitors each year. “Rhode Island is fortunate to have wonderful parks and natural areas where people can experience a beautiful sunset, hike a trail, or catch a fish,” said First Gentleman Andy Moffit. “Exploring nature provides an opportunity to recharge, connect with family, and promote healthy habits in our…
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