Press Releases

09.23.20

Senate Democrats Release New Report Detailing How Health Care and Reproductive Rights are at Risk with New Supreme Court Vacancy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released a new report on how Americans' health care is at risk because of the new Supreme Court vacancy following the tragic death of Justice Ginsburg. In the first in a series of Captured Courts reports focused on issue… Continue Reading


09.22.20

Reed & Whitehouse Call for Investigation into Trump Admin’s Political Interference in COVID-19 Response

WASHINGTON, DC - In an effort to prevent the Trump Administration from suppressing scientific findings and impeding scientific work by agencies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) today joined Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), and 30 of their Senate Democratic colleagues in introducing the Science and Transparency Over Politics … Continue Reading


09.22.20

Whitehouse Testifies on the Right-Wing Capture of Our Courts

Washington, DC - Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, testifies today at 2 p.m. before the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property & the Internet about how Republicans and their special interest backers are packing our courts with extremist, partisan judges and what that means for an independent judiciary and the rule of law. Whitehouse will also address how the massive dark money campaign seeking to capture o… Continue Reading


09.22.20

RI Awarded $300,000 BOLD Grant to Support & Improve Alzheimer’s Care

PROVIDENCE, RI - U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, along with U.S. Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline, today announced $300,000 in federal funding for the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) through a Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act grant. The delegation helped pass the bipartisan BOLD Act, which became law in 2018. This new BOLD Act funding is being awarded to RIDOH from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C… Continue Reading


09.22.20

Stabenow, Schumer, Whitehouse Announce Next Phase of Captured Courts Effort Detailing What’s at Stake for the American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) announced that they will be releasing new reports that highlight how the U.S. Supreme Court and the federal judiciary system affect everyday life in the United States. Justice Ginsburg's tragic passing and the new vacancy on the Supreme Court puts the Affordable Care Act, environmental protections, l… Continue Reading


09.21.20

Reed-Whitehouse Statement on Providence Rally

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse released the following statement on the rally in Providence today: "Thank you for making your voices heard, for being a force for change, and standing up for the rights of others. We share your deep admiration for Justice Ginsburg and will work with our Democratic colleagues to do all we can to ensure her replacement is not unfairly rammed through. "The 2020 election is already underway and the U.S. Senate should not and must not … Continue Reading


09.19.20

Whitehouse Statement on Justice Ginsburg and Supreme Court Vacancy

Newport, RI - Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the vacancy left on the Court: "We first must honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life and legacy. She was a remarkable woman, who now steps into history's embrace as one of the most consequential figures in our history. She shattered conventions and set an indelible example; she shaped the law with a creative legal m… Continue Reading


09.18.20

Senate Designates September 19-26 National Estuaries Week

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse today announced that the U.S. Senate has designated September 19 through September 26, 2020 as National Estuaries Week in a resolution unanimously approved earlier this week. The legislation, sponsored by Whitehouse and 22 colleagues from both sides of the aisle, recognizes the importance of coastal and estuarine regions to the national economy and reaffirms the Senate's commitment to protecting and restoring these important natural resources. … Continue Reading


09.18.20

Whitehouse Statement on Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Newport, RI - Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) released the following statement on the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "For one night, let us just focus on the career of this remarkable woman; her courage, her grace, her tenacity, her dignity, and her contribution to the law. Ruth Bader Ginsburg represented the best in our country… Continue Reading


09.17.20

$597,500 in EDA Grants for Slater Technology Fund, RI Bio Will Boost Health Care Startups in RI

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that two Rhode Island organizations have received a total of $597,500 in grants from the U.S. Economic Development Administration's 2020 Build to Scale Capital Challenge. Providence-based Slater Technology Fund has been awarded a $300,000 grant to partner with Brown University on a new initiative to boost health care-related technology startups. RI Bio won a $297,500… Continue Reading


09.17.20

Whitehouse, Markey, Heinrich Applaud FERC Completion of Key Renewable Energy Rule

Washington, D.C. - Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) released the following statement today on the decision of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to finalize a key rule that will help pave the way for Americans to connect their rooftop solar, wind, and energy storage devices to the electrical grid. "We're glad the Commission, under Chairman Chatterjee's leadership, delivered on its commitment to complete this important proposal.… Continue Reading


09.16.20

Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act introduced

Washington D.C. - Senator Mike Braun and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse have introduced the bipartisan Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act to ensure that the federal government has a dedicated office for the enforcement of animal cruelty statutes. Senator Braun and Senator Whitehouse are joined on this bipartisan bill by original co-sponsors Senator John Kennedy (R-LA), Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ), and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). The Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act: 1. Creates by statute a ded… Continue Reading


09.15.20

Reed, Whitehouse Call on Postmaster General to Immediately Reverse Operational Changes to the U.S. Postal Service Causing Delays of Medications to Rhode Islanders

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) today joined Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and 34 of their Senate colleagues in calling on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to immediately reverse all operational and organizational changes that have delayed delivery of critical medications to Rhode Islanders. "The Postal Service is an essential public institution that must uphold its duty to serve every community. Your recently implemented changes pose an unacceptable t… Continue Reading


09.14.20

Whitehouse Calls on Barr to Preserve all Documents Related to DOJ Intervention in Trump Defamation Case

Washington, DC - Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a former United States Attorney and current member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called on Attorney General William Barr to preserve all documents related to the U.S. Department of Justice's intervention in a state defamation case brought against President Donald Trump. In a letter to Barr, Whitehouse pointed to the highly unusual request to replace President Trump's private legal team with government lawyers to defend him against a lawsui… Continue Reading


09.14.20

Senators Announce GAO Investigation of Trump Politicization of Immigration Courts as COVID-19 Crisis Rages

Washington, DC - Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) announced today that the top congressional watchdog will investigate the practices of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) under President Donald Trump, including its management of immigration courts during the current COVID-19 pandemic. In August, the senators led a request for review of the EOIR by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). They first voiced concerns to Attorney Gene… Continue Reading


09.12.20

Delegation Announces Additional $7.6 Million in CDBG Funds for RI

PROVIDENCE, RI - In an effort to help communities combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Rhode Island, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced a new infusion of $7,585,135 through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. This third tranche of awards brings the state's total CDBG funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to date to $22,145,569. The following communit… Continue Reading


09.11.20

Senators Request Information on Outside Groups Involved in Trump SCOTUS List

Washington, DC - Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) are asking White House Counsel Pat Cipollone for information on whether the Trump White House followed federal ethics and record retention rules in consulting the dark money groups involved in Trump's Supreme Court shortlist. Reporting indicates a "large team of extraordinarily talented lawyers" worked on a "big vetting project" to recommend to Trump t… Continue Reading


09.10.20

Whitehouse Calls for Restarting Bipartisan Negotiations on New Relief Bill After “Skinny” Republican Proposal Fails in Senate

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) today issued the following statement after the Senate voted to reject an inadequate COVID-19 relief proposal put forth by Senate Republicans: "Senate Republicans have slapped together a woefully inadequate bill, which is one-sixth the size of the aid package House Democrats passed in May. Four months and millions of COVID-19 infections later, Republicans' main priority continues to be letting corporations off the hook for negligently putti… Continue Reading


09.09.20

Whitehouse Statement on Trump Supreme Court List

Washington, DC - Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on President Donald Trump's list of potential Supreme Court nominees: "We know that big right-wing donors have spent hundreds of millions on a dark money campaign to capture our courts. The president's list is an effort to harness the political power of that operation to his own electoral benefit. It's a continuation of the list he made in his last campaign; 'in-sourc… Continue Reading


09.08.20

ICYMI: Senators Whitehouse & Hassan Op-Ed in The Guardian: Why Did the US Justice Department Let Purdue Off the Hook for the Opioid Crisis?

Washington, DC - In case you missed it, The Guardian published an op-ed written by U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) that highlights their continued efforts to pressure the Department of Justice to turn over a 2006 memo and related documents laying out federal prosecutors' strong criminal case against Purdue Pharma, including documents that detail the role that Rudy Giuliani and other former Department of Justice officials played in the deliberation. The Senators'… Continue Reading

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