Jim Langevin

Representative from Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District

Jim Langevin

Jim Langevin

Representative from Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District

Biography

Throughout his career, Congressman Jim Langevin has made Rhode Island's priorities his own and fought to open the doors of government to its rightful owners - the people of this great nation.

Recognized as a national and party leader on national security, health care and stem cell research, Congressman Jim Langevin has dedicated his many years of public service at the federal and state levels to the hard-working citizens of Rhode Island.

Langevin serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where he is the Ranking Member of the Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee, and serves on the subcommittees on Seapower and Projection Forces, and Strategic Forces.

At the request of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, he is serving his third term on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and he is a member of the Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence. Langevin strongly believes that good intelligence is the nation's first line of defense against terrorism and other national security threats.

As part of the Democratic Leadership team, Langevin serves as both a Democratic Regional Whip for New England and a member of House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer's Senior Whip Team. In these roles, he is responsible for educating other Democratic members on key issues and helping to craft the party's strategy and legislative agenda.

Securing our nation's technology infrastructure against cyber attack is a top priority for Langevin, both within and beyond his committee work. As the Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the bipartisan House Cybersecurity Caucus, he has taken on a leadership role in raising awareness of cybersecurity issues in Congress and fostering dialogue and debate on the critical questions surrounding this topic. In addition, he is working to implement the recommendations of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency, which Langevin co-chaired. He is encouraged that the President understands these modern security challenges, and is working closely with the Administration to ensure that the Commission's recommendations are considered as a national security agenda is developed.

Advancing the science of stem cell research continues to be another of Langevin's top priorities. He is recognized as a national leader who works tirelessly to educate and encourage his colleagues to embrace this promising medical research in all of its forms. Langevin championed the passage of H.R. 3, the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act, and its predecessor H.R. 810, which call for expansion of the federal policy on embryonic stem cell research. He proudly joined President Obama in early 2009 as he signed an Executive Order lifting the Bush Administration’s restrictions on embryonic stem cell funding and he will continue to work with his colleagues in Congress to give the President's order the force of law.

Langevin has been an outspoken proponent of universal health care. He has put forward his own proposals and has worked hard to help pass the Affordable Care Act into law to extend coverage to all Americans. In 2004, Langevin introduced the American Health Benefits Program (AHBP)(PDF 27KB), which was based on the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program and would offer affordable health care to all.

State Service

Langevin first ran for office in 1986, when he was elected a Delegate to Rhode Island's Constitutional Convention and served as its secretary. Two years later, he won election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives, where he established a reputation as a hard-working reformer committed to good government.

In 1994, Langevin defeated a Republican incumbent to become the nation's youngest Secretary of State. He transformed the office into “the people's partner in government” and took on the challenge of reforming Rhode Island's outdated election system. Langevin also established the state's Public Information Center and, with Brown University, published “Access Denied,” which examined the General Assembly's compliance with the Open Meetings Law and documented routine and widespread violations.

In 1998, Langevin easily won re-election to his second term as Secretary of State, achieving the largest plurality of any general officer in this century, and in 2000, he made a successful run for the U.S. House of Representatives, where he has served the Second Congressional District ever since.

Personal Biography

Born April 22, 1964, Langevin is the first quadriplegic to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.

At the age of 16, Langevin was injured while working with the Warwick Police Department in the Boy Scout Explorer program. A gun accidentally discharged and a bullet struck Langevin, leaving him paralyzed. The tremendous outpouring of support from his community inspired Langevin to give something back and enter public service.

Langevin resides in Warwick, Rhode Island, and serves on a number of boards, including PARI Independent Living, Tech Access, The Rhode Island Shelter, the Hope Alzheimer's Center and the Big Brothers of RI. Langevin is also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Lions Club and Save the Bay. He graduated from Rhode Island College and earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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Washington, DC, United States

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04/22/1964 - Providence, RI, United States

Age

56

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Jim Langevin
Representative from Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District
Education
Master's Degree in Public Administration
Class of 1994

The Women and Public Policy Program of Harvard Kennedy School closes gender gaps in economic opportunity, political participation, health and education by creating knowledge, training leaders and informing public policy and organizational practices. Our research provides evidence-based insights on the role of gender in shaping economic, political and social opportunities available to individuals. We identify successful interventions and measure their impact on women, men, and society, then share recommendations on what policies, organizational practices and leadership techniques help close involuntary gaps.

B.A
Class of 1990

Rhode Island College is a school in Providence.

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Knights of Columbus provides educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works. It offers Christian refugee relief fund, disaster relief, ultra sound initiative, and coats for kids. The company was founded by Michael J. McGivney on February 6, 1882 and is headquartered in New Haven, CT.

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Career History
Secretary of State
1995 - 2001
Representative from the 29th District
1989 - 1995
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Board Member
Current

To promote independence for people with disabilities.

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2011

National Braille Press, Inc. provides access to information that empowers blind people to actively engage in work, family, and community affairs. It promotes literacy for blind children through outreach programs and provides access to information by producing information in braille for blind children and adults. The company was founded by Francis B. Ierardi in 1927 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

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2005

TO PRESERVE THE HISTORIC INTEGRITY AND BEAUTY OF THE BUILDING; TO SERVE THE ENTERTAINMENT NEEDS OF THE STATE'S VARIOUS POPULATIONS BY PRESENTING THE WIDEST POSSIBLE VARIETY OF HIGH PERFORMING ARTS AND CULTURAL EVENTS; TO MAINTAIN FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY.

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2003

TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL RHODE ISLANDERS BY ADVANCING SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEM OF HUNGER.

Political Donations
$500
2006

Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University

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2006

Former Director at Rhode Island Department of Elderly Affairs

$500
2002

Former Governor of Maine

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2019
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