Langevin is the representative for Rhode Island’s 2nd congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2001. Langevin is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Langevin.
Langevin is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Langevin has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 17, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
James “Jim” Langevin sits on the following committees:
Langevin was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 8906 (116th): Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act of 2020
- H.R. 7331 (116th): National Cyber Director Act
- H.R. 439 (116th): National FFA Organization’s Federal Charter Amendments Act
- H.R. 319 (116th): Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Wild and Scenic River Act
- H.R. 6715 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 20 Ferry Road in Saunderstown, Rhode Island, as the “Captain Matthew J. August Post Office”.
- H.R. 3601 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7715 Post Road, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, as the “Melvoid J. Benson Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 1631 (114th): Enhancing the Stature and Visibility of Medical Rehabilitation Research at NIH Act
Does 8 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Langevin sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Transportation and Public Works (18%) Education (15%) Health (15%) Science, Technology, Communications (14%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Families (9%) Taxation (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%)
Some of Langevin’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3830: To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide additional amounts of ...
- H.R. 3779: To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of ...
- H.R. 2733: Counseling for Career Choice Act
- H.R. 2732: Domenic and Ed’s Law
- H.R. 2697: 21st Century Transportation Workforce Development Act
- H.R. 2696: Transportation Workforce Centers of Excellence Act
- H.R. 2659: United States-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act of 2021
From Jan 2001 to Jun 2021, Langevin missed 201 of 13,433 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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