James Langevin's file:
Langevin

Democrat from Rhode Island

James Langevin has represented Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District since 2001. He was elected to the state's Constitutional Convention in 1986. Two years later, he won a seat as a State Representative and went on to become, at age 30, Rhode Island's youngest Secretary of State in 1995.

Recent statements involving James Langevin

Passing a federal firearms "background check through the NICS database . . . typically takes 90 seconds."

Under Obamacare, members of Congress are required to purchase their health insurance from the new exchanges.

"Under the Obama administration, we are drilling and producing more domestic energy supplies than we ever had before."

"When Congressman Langevin took office, gas was around $1.70 per gallon, and now it is near $4 per gallon."

James Langevin "has received almost $20 million from taxpayers and special interests to use at his own discretion to supposedly champion Rhode Island’s needs."

Recent stories featuring James Langevin

U.S. Rep. James Langevin says 60 percent of the weapons used in crimes come from 1 percent of U.S. gun dealers:

During a panel discussion on gun violence at the annual meeting of the Rhode Island Public Health Association, U.S. Rep. James Langevin startled the crowd when he declared that 1 percent of gun dealers nationally are responsible for selling 60 percent of the weapons used in crimes.

His Oct. 21 comment took us aback as well. Only a tiny fraction of gun dealers have provided the weapons for most gun-related crimes in the United States?

We decided to check.

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