Rep. Jim Langevin (RI) has been named the new Democratic co-chair of the House Congressional CTE Caucus. Rep. Langevin will fill the vacancy left by Rep. Brian Baird (WA) who is retiring this year. The Republican co-chair position is currently being filled by Rep. Steven LaTourette (OH). Founded in 2007, the Congressional CTE Caucus has approximately 60 members, and has as its mission to â€œenhance awareness in Congress of the importance of career and technical education in preparing a well-educated and skilled workforce in America.â€
At both the state and national levels, Rep. Langevin has focused his policy efforts on national security, health care and stem cell research. He serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where he chairs the Strategic Forces Subcommittee, as well as the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Committee on the Budget. Rep. Langevin also serves a Democratic Regional Whip for New England and as a member of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn’s Senior Whip Team, where he is responsible for educating other Democratic members on key issues and helping to craft the party’s strategy and legislative agenda.