Read our 2018 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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Aug 23, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
James “Jim” Langevin sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Armed Services
- Chair, Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities
- Member, Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces
- Member, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
House Committee on Homeland Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation
- Member, Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism
Langevin was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 439: National FFA Organization’s Federal Charter Amendments Act
- H.R. 319: 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
- H.R. 1469 (114th): Enhancing the Stature and Visibility of Medical Rehabilitation Research at NIH Act
Does 6 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:
Health (18%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Education (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Taxation (11%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%)
Some of Langevin’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3909: Supporting Adopted Children and Families Act of 2019
- H.R. 3722: Joint Task Force to Combat Opioid Trafficking Act of 2019
- H.R. 3473: Offshore Wind Incentives for New Development Act
- H.R. 3321: STEM to STEAM Act of 2019
- H.R. 3234: Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2019
- H.R. 3208: Real Emergency Access for Aging and Disability Inclusion for Disasters Act
- H.R. 3134: SAFE Bridges Act of 2019
From Jan 2001 to Jul 2019, Langevin missed 198 of 12,821 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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