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Langevin, Bass Put Local Delicacies on the Line for this Sunday’s Super Bowl

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Congressmember Karen Bass (D-CA) are putting some skin in the game this Super Bowl Sunday. The two lawmakers have announced a friendly wager on the outcome of Super Bowl LIII, which will feature their respective home teams, the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. Langevin and Bass agreed to put up a favorite, local celebratory drink for the bet. If New England is victorious, Bass will present Langevin with a bottle of California’s finest wine. Should Los Angeles prevail, Langevin will provide Bass with a gift basket from Sons of Liberty,…
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Langevin, Brady Fight to Improve Air Travel for Passengers with Disabilities

WASHINGTON, — Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chair of the Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, and Congressman Robert Brady (D-PA) introduced the Air Carrier Access Amendments Act (ACAAA) to enhance air travel protections for people with disabilities. The ACAAA builds upon the accessibility framework established over 30 years ago by the Air Carrier Access Act, which was enacted to prohibit discrimination based on disability in air travel. “Despite three decades of progress, I know firsthand the challenges of airplane travel for someone with a disability,” said Congressman Langevin. “It’s time to update the standard of air travel for people with disabilities, who continue…
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Langevin, Thompson Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing National Career and Technical Education Month

WASHINGTON, - Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R-PA), co-chairs of the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, today introduced a resolution recognizing National CTE Month, which is celebrated every February. "I'm thrilled to join Congressman Thompson in recognizing National CTE Month, a time to celebrate CTE programs across the United States and raise awareness about how they help build a skilled national workforce," said Congressman Langevin. "Too many businesses in Rhode Island struggle to fill job openings because of a lack of skilled workers. As co-chair of the CTE Caucus, I'm proud to support programs that…
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Langevin, Ratcliffe U.S.-Israel cybersecurity legislation signed into law

WASHINGTON - Legislation introduced by Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) was signed into law Friday to strengthen collaborative cybersecurity research and development efforts between the United States and Israel. The pair of lawmakers introduced the United States-Israel Advanced Research Partnership Act of 2016 ( 5877) after returning from a congressional delegation trip to Israel in July that focused on addressing key cybersecurity issues facing both countries. "Cybersecurity is the national and economic security challenge of our time, and we must use every resource at our disposal to support research, foster innovation, and fortify our cyber defenses.…
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Whitehouse, Langevin, Cicilline, & Gorbea Call for Federal Campaign Finance Reform

Providence - Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline, and Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea today called for an end to unchecked corporate spending in elections at a roundtable discussion about federal campaign finance reform. The event, which was held at Save the Bay’s headquarters in Providence, was hosted in partnership with Washington nonprofit Public Citizen and Common Cause Rhode Island. The discussion comes in advance of the Senate and House of Representatives gaveling back into session later in the day after summer recess, and in the midst of a national election cycle in which outside…
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Whitehouse, Langevin, Cicilline, & Gorbea Call for Federal Campaign Finance Reform Whitehouse’s DISCLOSE Act would shine a spotlight on dark money, restore power to ordinary Americans

Providence, RI - Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline, and Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea today called for an end to unchecked corporate spending in elections at a roundtable discussion about federal campaign finance reform. The event, which was held at Save the Bay's headquarters in Providence, was hosted in partnership with Washington nonprofit Public Citizen and Common Cause Rhode Island. The discussion comes in advance of the Senate and House of Representatives gaveling back into session later in the day after summer recess, and in the midst of a national election cycle in which…
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Whitehouse, Langevin, Cicilline, & Gorbea Call for Federal Campaign Finance Reform

Providence, RI - Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Jim Langevin, Congressman David Cicilline, and Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, in partnership with Public Citizen and Common Cause Rhode Island, will host a roundtable discussion to call for action on federal campaign finance reform. The event, which will be held on Tuesday, September 6, at 10:30 , at Save the Bay in Providence, comes in advance of the Senate and House of Representatives gaveling back into session later that day after summer recess, and in the midst of a national election cycle in which outside spending by special interest groups…
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Langevin Statement on CVS Decision Not to Sell Tobacco Products

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), a member of the House’s Health Care Innovation Task Force, issued the following statement in response to the announcement that CVS will no longer sell tobacco products in their retail stores: “CVS has long been a good corporate citizen and a pillar of the Rhode Island community, and this decision to change their business practice in the interest of public health is yet another example of CVS’s leadership. CVS is dedicated to increasing access to health care, and removing tobacco products from their stores is a step forward in improving health outcomes for their customers. With…
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