Statements from the Rhode Island: 2010 U.S. House -- District 2's race

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."

After the 9/11 terrorist attacks grounded commercial air traffic, "there was a temperature drop while the airplanes weren't flying, for the week afterwards."

"In Rhode Island, there were thousands of jobs that were created" by the federal stimulus program

Says James Langevin voted to spend "$3 billion for a jet engine no one wants."

"It costs us, logistically, three times more to fight in Afghanistan than it does in any other place."

"We are amassing most of our military strength in a country where fewer than 100 members of al Qaeda remain."

"The Congressional Budget Office estimates that for every $1 we spend on unemployment benefits, $1.90 is put into our economy."

The U.S. deficit "increases at $3 million per second."

Langevin votes “the party line about 98 percent of the time."

"Langevin has been the most reliable vote for Speaker Pelosi."

U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin didn't want a border fence to block illegal immigration "because he is afraid that someone will get hurt trying to go around the fence."

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