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 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.
Read our 2019 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 7, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
James “Jim” Langevin sits on the following committees:
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 (16%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Science, Technology, Communications (15%) Education (13%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Taxation (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Families (8%)
Some of Langevin’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7331: National Cyber Director Act
- H.R. 7256: National Security Innovation Pathway Act
- H.R. 6766: To temporarily modify the John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition ...
- H.R. 6355: To temporarily modify the John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition ...
- H.R. 6248: Disability Access to Transportation Act
- H.R. 6156: Transportation Workforce Investment Act of 2020
- H.R. 6032: Transportation Workforce Centers of Excellence Act
From Jan 2001 to Jul 2020, Langevin missed 201 of 13,186 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better than the median of 2.2% 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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