Congressman Langevin and 22 Armed Services Democrats Introduce Bill to Boost Unity and Deterrence Against Russian Aggression

Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA), and 21 other original co-sponsors introduced the Fostering Unity Against Russian Aggression Act of 2017. A summary of the bill is available here and its text can be found here. Langevin and Smith made the following statements about the bill: “Our country needs an organized, comprehensive response to Russian aggression in order to build resilience and deterrence,” said Langevin. “I am particularly pleased that this bill seeks to strengthen cyber cooperation with the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence; counter Russian development and…
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House Approves Perkins Reauthorization to Strengthen Career and Technical Education

Legislation will help more students gain knowledge, skills to succeed in the workforce WASHINGTON — Today, the House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation to strengthen and improve career and technical education and give Americans the skills they need to compete for in-demand jobs. The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act ( 2353), which reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, was introduced by Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus co-chairs Reps. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) and Jim Langevin (D-RI), along with Reps. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), Lloyd Smucker (R-PA), Bradley Byrne (R-AL), Drew Ferguson…
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Reed Statement on the Death of Otto Warmbier

"It is with great sorrow that I extend my condolences to the family and friends of Otto Warmbier, the University of Virginia student who passed away tragically after enduring nearly eighteen months of cruel and inhumane treatment in a North Korean prison. Today, we remember Otto for the intrepid and promising young man he was, and we offer our deepest compassion and sympathy to those affected by his loss. The United States must continue to lead by example as a beacon of freedom and compassion in the face of autocratic regimes around the world."
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Former RI Finance Chairman Raymond Gallison Sentenced

Admitted to wide-ranging schemes to steal private money & mask his misuse of public funds PROVIDENCE – Former Rhode Island House Finance Chairman Raymond E. Gallison, Jr., 65, of Bristol, , was sentenced today to 51 months in federal prison for orchestrating fraudulent and deceptive schemes to steal private money and to hide his misuse of public money. U. S. District Court Chief Judge William E. Smith also ordered Gallison to serve 3 years supervised release upon completion of his prison term, to include 100 hours of community service. Gallison pleaded guilty on March 9, 2017, to four (4) counts…
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Raimondo Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has made the following statement regarding President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement: "I am deeply disappointed that the President has decided to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement. Republicans and Democrats alike recognize that the Paris Agreement is about so much more than climate change. It's about opportunity, stewardship and America's standing as a global leader. President Trump's action will not deter Rhode Island from taking necessary steps to address climate change. Our action at the state level will create new jobs and attract new investment…
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Langevin Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement

WASHINGTON, — Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), Energy Task Force Chair of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement: “President Trump’s ill-considered decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement puts the future of our entire planet at risk. The withdrawal represents an abandonment of pledges to protect our environment and risks undermining the entire accord, which includes nearly every country on earth. In addition, the President’s action cedes Unites States leadership and means losing a seat at the table to negotiate global…
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Cicilline Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

WASHINGTON - Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week's address, Cicilline called for an independent commission to investigate the Trump-Russian connection and interference in the 2016 election. "Hello, I'm Congressman David Cicilline from Rhode Island's First District. "This has been a difficult week for our country. Together, we learned that President Trump exposed highly-classified intelligence to officials from Russia, one of our greatest adversaries. It's also been reported that before he fired FBI Director James Comey, he asked him to stop an investigation about his former…
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Langevin Statement on Trump’s Executive Order to Repeal the Clean Power Plan

Washington, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued the following statement in response to President Trump's signing of an executive order to begin repealing the Clean Power Plan: "President Trump's short-sighted executive order to begin repealing the Clean Power Plan is an assault to the health of the public and the planet. The Clean Power Plan is an important blueprint to reduce the amount of emissions pouring into our atmosphere that pose significant long-term negative public health effects and will cause irreversible environmental damage. Building on the legacy of the Clean Air Act, this plan is helping us address this ongoing existential…
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Connolly-Langevin Reintroduce FAST Voting Act Legislation Would Improve Voter Participation and Election Security

Washington, - Representatives Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA) and James Langevin (D-RI) reintroduced the FAST Voting Act. The legislation aims to improve voter participation, encourage automatic voter registration and enhance voting system security. Based on the Department of Education's successful Race to the Top program, the FAST Voting Act would allow states to apply for funding to implement innovative policy changes designed to increase voter access and voting system security. Rather than prescribe strict, universal policy proposals, the legislation offers states flexibility to implement individualized reforms. Applicants would compete for grants based on evidence of previous reforms and implementation plans for…
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LANGEVIN CALLS FOR JOINT COMMITTEE INVESTIGATION INTO RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE

Bipartisan, Bicameral Joint Committee Would Cut Jurisdictional Red Tape   WASHINGTON, - Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), a senior member of the House Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees, and the co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, today introduced a resolution that would create a bipartisan, bicameral Joint Committee to investigate the Russian election hacks and Russian contact with the Trump campaign and Administration.   “The Russian attempts to interfere with the 2016 elections were an unprecedented attack on the fundamental right of our democracy – the right to vote – and cannot go unchecked. The cyber attack on the…
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