James Langevin

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U.S. Representative

James Langevin (D)


Leadership: No leadership position
Committees: House Committee on Armed Services, House Committee on Budget, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
(subcommittees and past assignments)
Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

Primary challenge: No

Incumbent running: Yes

2012 candidates for RI-02

Confirmed: Michael Riley, James Langevin
Possible: None so far
Out: None so far
(more info & editing for RI-02)
On the Web
Official website

James R. Langevin, a Democrat, has represented the Second Congressional District of Rhode Island in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2001.


Record and controversies

Congressional scorecards

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Organization 2007 Scorecard
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2008 Scorecard
Score - Agree ratio
American Civil Liberties Union not avail. not avail.
American Conservative Union 0 - 0/25 not avail.
AFSCME not avail. not avail.
Americans for Democratic Action 100 - 20/20 100 - 20/20
Club for Growth not avail. not avail.
Drum Major Institute not avail. not avail.
Family Research Council not avail. not avail.
Information Technology Industry Council not avail. not avail.
League of Conservation Voters not avail. not avail.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People not avail. not avail.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 50 - 10/20 not avail.

Iraq War

Langevin voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Support for gun control

Langevin cosponsored H.R. 1312 (Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2005) on April 21, 2005.[2]

Main article: U.S. gun legislation


Langevin was born on April 22, 1964 in Providence, Rhode Island. He has been unable to walk since 1980, when, at the age of 16, he was seriously injured in an accidental shooting. He uses a wheelchair, and is known as an advocate for people with disabilities.

He was a member of the Rhode Island state assembly from 1988 until 1994 and Rhode Island's Secretary of State from 1995 until 2001.

On July 27, 2004, he spoke to the Democratic National Convention, largely on the subject of stem cell research.

Langevin is Roman Catholic and is a pro-life Democrat.

Congressional career

2006 elections

In 2006, independent Rodney D. Driver announced his intention to challenge Langevin in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Langevin retained his seat.

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
General Dynamics$ 24,850
Raytheon Co$ 15,150
Northrop Grumman$ 15,000
Picerne Military Housing$ 10,500
American Assn for Justice$ 10,000
American College of Emergency Physicians$ 10,000
American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees$ 10,000
Boeing Co$ 10,000
Deloitte LLP$ 10,000
Honeywell International$ 10,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for James Langevin
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

  • House Committee on Armed Services
  • House Defense Review Threat Panel
    • Subcommittee on Projection Forces
    • Subcommittee on Terrorism Unconventional Threats and Capabilities
  • House Committee on Homeland Security
    • Subcommittee on Economic Security Infrastructure Protection and Cybersecurity
    • Subcommittee on Intelligence Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment
    • Subcommittee on Prevention of Nuclear and Biological Attack - Ranking Minority Member

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on James Langevin. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC office
  • 109 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-2735 Fax: 202-225-5976
    Webform email
District offices
  • Summit South 300 Centerville Road, Suite 200 Warwick, RI 02886
    Ph: 401-732-9400 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office
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Articles and Resources

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