jim langevin http://ripr.org en RI Democratic city and town chairs split on Taveras-Raimondo http://ripr.org/post/ri-democratic-city-and-town-chairs-split-taveras-raimondo <p>The Democratic primary election for governor is shaping up as a close contest between Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and General Treasurer Gina Raimondo.</p><p>The early Channel 12/ProJo public opinion surveys conducted by veteran Rhode Island pollster Joe Fleming show this to be the case.&nbsp; Now comes last night’s endorsement confab held at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick by the R.I. Association of Democratic City and &nbsp;Town Chairs, which failed to reach consensus on an endorsement for governor.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 21:32:48 +0000 Scott MacKay 34391 at http://ripr.org Bonus Q&A: Reis on the GOP Budget, Obamacare, Social Security, Immigration & More http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-reis-gop-budget-obamacare-social-security-immigration-more <p>Republican Second Congressional District candidate Rhue Reis joins Bonus Q+A to talk about his challenge to Democratic Congressman Jim Langevin, and a host of related issues, including jobs and the economy; the federal budget; Obamacare; immigration, and more.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 32217 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Reis on Arming URI Police, Block vs Fung, and His Run Against Langevin http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-reis-arming-uri-police-block-vs-fung-and-his-run-against-langevin <p></p><p>Second Congressional District Republican Rhue Reis joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss his challenge to Democratic Congressman Jim Langevin; arming URI police; the intensifying GOP gubernatorial primary between Ken Block and Allan Fung; and the outlook on litigating the 2011 overhaul of the state pension system.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 32208 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Reis on Arming URI Police, Block vs Fung, and His Run Against Langevin New England Fishermen To Receive Nearly $33 Million In Disaster Relief http://ripr.org/post/new-england-fishermen-receive-nearly-33-million-disaster-relief <p>Nearly $33 million in disaster relief money will soon flow to help New England fishermen hurting from declining fish stocks and tighter fishing limits. The federal government declared a fisheries disaster last year in Rhode Island. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, and Reps. Jim Langevin and David Cicilline joined other congressional leaders to include $74 million in fisheries disaster in the fiscal year 2014 appropriations bill.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:02:04 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 29802 at http://ripr.org New England Fishermen To Receive Nearly $33 Million In Disaster Relief Bonus Q+A: Langevin on Surveillance, Cyber-Security & More http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-langevin-surveillance-cyber-security-more <p>Congressman Jim Langevin joins Bonus Q+A to talk about government surveillance, Edward Snowden, the influence of RI's congressional delegation, and a number of other issues.</p><p></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 28403 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Langevin on Immigration, the Economy, and the NSA http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-langevin-immigration-economy-and-nsa <p></p><p>Second District Congressman Jim Langevin joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss President Obama's State of the Union address; Clay Pell's entry in the Democratic primary for governor; and his re-election battle with Republican Rhue Reis.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 28393 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Langevin on Immigration, the Economy, and the NSA Rhode Islanders Head To Washington For The President's State Of The Union Address http://ripr.org/post/rhode-islanders-head-washington-presidents-state-union-address <p>Four Rhode Islanders are joining the congressional delegation for tonight’s State of the Union Address.</p><p></p><p>Rhode Island’s senior Sen. Jack Reed’s guest will be Anne Nolan, president of the non-profit homeless agency Crossroads RI. Sen.</p><p>Sheldon Whitehouse is bringing businessman Scott DePasquale, the CEO of Utilidata, a company that moved to Rhode Island from Washington state two years ago.</p><p>Over in the House, Congressman Jim Langevin’s guest is Davide Dukcevich of Daniele Foods, a Burrillville company specializing in gourmet Italian meats.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:28:05 +0000 Catherine Welch 28269 at http://ripr.org Reis Says He's Running for Congress Because the Status Quo Isn't Getting It Done http://ripr.org/post/reis-says-hes-running-congress-because-status-quo-isnt-getting-it-done <p></p><p><a href="http://www.reisforcongress.com/">Rhue Reis</a>, a 56-year-old small businessman from North Kingstown, says he's making a long shot challenge to seven-term Democratic Congressman <a href="http://jimlangevin.com/">Jim Langevin </a>because Congress is failing to get the job done for ordinary Americans.</p><p>Joined by his wife and their two daughters, Reiss announced his campaign during a news conference Thursday afternoon at the American restaurant on Providence's West Side. The first-time candidate says he doesn't consider Congress an entry-level job, before adding:</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 22:13:49 +0000 Ian Donnis 28058 at http://ripr.org Reis Says He's Running for Congress Because the Status Quo Isn't Getting It Done GOP Small Businessman Plans to Challenge Langevin http://ripr.org/post/gop-small-businessman-plans-challenge-langevin <p><a href="http://www.reisforcongress.com/">Rhue Reis</a>, a contractor from Saunderstown, plans to announce a Republican challenge to Congressman Jim Langevin on January 23.</p><p>Reis, a first-time candidate, outlines some of his issue stances on his Web site. He says Obamacare became law because Congress was "sold a bill of goods on false pretenses." Ress favors returning the power of the federal government "to what I believe the Founders envisioned it to be" and says the Second Amendment should "never be diminished."</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 17:15:12 +0000 Ian Donnis 27386 at http://ripr.org Congressman Jim Langevin Duped By Cranston Investment Scheme http://ripr.org/post/congressman-jim-langevin-duped-cranston-investment-scheme <p>Congressman Jim Langevin says he was among the legions of people who were duped by Cranston estate planner Joseph Caramadre.&nbsp; The congressman is donating money he made as a profit from Caramadre&rsquo;s unscrupulous scheme.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 12:52:36 +0000 Flo Jonic 23290 at http://ripr.org Congressman Jim Langevin Duped By Cranston Investment Scheme