Friday, March 1, 2013
Congressman Langevin believes there is still time to avoid the worst consequences.
Friday, March 1
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) released the following statement on sequestration going into effect today: “These cuts, which treat our highest priorities the same as our lowest priorities, are unacceptable and will harm Rhode Island with steep reductions in areas like education and job training, as well as losses for our biomedical research sector and defense contractors. We should not have gotten to this point, but there is still time to avert the worst consequences of sequestration if both parties recognize that the only way to get our fiscal house in order while making the investments that create jobs is to include new revenue in the budget. “Democrats have put forward a solution to replace sequestration with a …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Student Makes Presentation on Capitol Hill at National Endowment for the Humanities Event
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) recently congratulated Coventry High School Senior Amanda Hoskins on receiving national recognition for a project to commemorate Rhode Islanders who lost their lives in the invasion of Normandy. Hoskins was chosen to speak at a briefing hosted by National History Day (NHD) Thursday in celebration of their winning the 2011 National Humanities Medal for their programs from the National Endowment for the Humanities. After giving a presentation on her project, Hoskins met with Langevin in his Washington office where they discussed her work and her passion for history. “Amanda’s inspiring effort to remember two Rhode Island heroes deserves to be commended,” said Langevin. “I am proud to know that she …
Friday, March 16, 2012
The tour for a "skilled economy" boasts the announcement of a push for Career and Technical Education funding.
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) launched his “Rhode Island’s Skilled Economy (RISE) Tour” on Thursday to advocate initiatives and create partnerships that will close the skills gap and strengthen the state’s economy. Beginning at Coventry High School, Langevin, who is co-chair of the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, announced his bipartisan initiative to restore funding for the Perkins Act, a major federal funding source for career and technical education, which prepares over 14 million “college and career-ready” students and displaced workers. Emphasizing the importance of these resources, Langevin discussed how Rhode Island students will benefit from the program’s focus on providing access to the latest …