By Associated Press - Saturday, March 2, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin (LAN’-jih-vin) has been appointed by House Democratic leaders to serve as a senior whip for the 116th Congress.

The Democrat was elected in November to serve a 10th term representing the 2nd Congressional District in western Rhode Island.

Senior whips are experienced members of Congress who meet regularly to discuss some of the key issues facing Congress.

Langevin, of Warwick, says he’s honored to be selected for this position, to help shape the legislative agenda and be a strong advocate for Rhode Island residents within the Democratic Caucus.

He says he’s looking to advance legislation that will raise wages, lower health care costs, improve access to affordable education and modernize the nation’s infrastructure.

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