Press Releases

06.22.17

Whitehouse Statement on Senate Republicans’ Health Care Bill

Washington, DC - Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, released the following statement on Senate Republicans' draft legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which was released today: "Despite all the secrecy of this abysmal process, this bill is pretty familiar: a 'mean' give-away to the wealthy at the expense of Americans who rely on the Affordable Care Act. It would gut Medicaid with even deeper cuts th… Continue Reading


06.21.17

Senate Judiciary Leaders’ Joint Statement on Meeting with Special Counsel Mueller

Washington, DC - Senate Judiciary Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Ranking Member Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) today made the following statement after holding a bipartisan meeting with Special Counsel Bob Mueller regarding investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections and the circumstances surrounding the removal of former FBI Director James Comey: … Continue Reading


06.21.17

Whitehouse, Schatz Welcome Climate Leadership Council Members to Carbon Fee Push

Washington, D.C. - The Climate Leadership Council, which promotes placing a fee on carbon emissions to combat climate change, has announced its Founding Members, including major American corporations, environmental nongovernmental organizations, and a bipartisan slate of leaders from government, business, science, and philanthropy. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Brian Schatz (D-HI), the Senate sponsors of legislation to establish a carbon fee, released the following statement: "We agre… Continue Reading


06.17.17

Whitehouse Thanks RI Veterans for Their Service at Annual Breakfast

Warwick, RI - More than two hundred military veterans and their family members from across Rhode Island this morning sat down for breakfast with U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse at his tenth annual Veterans Breakfast and Resource Fair. The event was held at the Rhode Island National Guard Armory in Warwick. "It's my privilege to host this event each year to say thank you to the brave Rhode Islanders who have answered the call to serve," said Whitehouse. "It is our solemn duty to make sure the … Continue Reading


06.16.17

Senators Call on President Trump to Keep His Buy American Pledge in NAFTA Renegotiation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) were joined by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Gary Peters (D-MI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) today in calling on President Trump to keep his Buy American pledge by removing the government procurement chapter from NAFTA during renegotiation. "For years, we have supported strong Buy American policies because we believe that Amer… Continue Reading


06.15.17

Whitehouse Cosponsors Bill to Protect LGBT Americans from Housing Discrimination

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) has joined U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and 14 of their colleagues to introduce the Fair and Equal Housing Act of 2017, a bill to ensure equal housing opportunities for all Americans by adding gender identity and sexual orientation to the classes protected from discrimination under the Fair Housing Act (FHA). "We can take pride that Rhode Island was an early leader on safeguarding equality. But there are still too many places across t… Continue Reading


06.15.17

RI Receives $2.7 Million to Improve Workforce and Education Data Collection

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that Rhode Island is receiving $2,700,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to help the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) better use data to enhance coordination between state-level workforce and education programs. The funding will help the programs take steps to better complement each other and will promote greater… Continue Reading


06.15.17

Senators Press Pruitt on Failing – Again – to Tell the Truth about Emails

Washington, DC - Today, Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee members Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Tom Carper (D-DE), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) asked Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to explain why he failed to disclose a third email account he used as Oklahoma Attorney General. During Pruitt's confirmation process, Senators asked Pruitt repeatedly to detail which email accounts he used t… Continue Reading


06.14.17

Whitehouse Outlines Key Steps to Protect America from Russian Meddling

Washington, DC - On the Senate floor today, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), who is leading a Senate Judiciary Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee investigation of Russian meddling in our elections, delivered remarks on the threats to our democracy from lax incorporation laws and dark money flooding our politics. During his remarks, he previewed legislation he will introduce soon that would address corporate transparency loopholes exposed by instances of Russian interference in elections around … Continue Reading


06.14.17

Reed & Whitehouse Announce $25.5 Million for Community Development & Neighborhood Revitalization Throughout RI

WASHINGTON, DC - In an effort to help revitalize local neighborhoods and support affordable housing and economic development programs throughout the state, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse today announced that Rhode Island will receive over $25.5 million in federal aid this week through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, the Home Investment Partnership (HOME) program, the Housing Trust Fund (HTF), the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) program, and the Housing Opportu… Continue Reading


06.14.17

Whitehouse Statement on Shooting in Alexandria, VA

Washington, DC - Senator Sheldon Whitehouse today issued the following statement regarding the shooting that injured House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others this morning in Alexandria, Virginia: "I am shocked and disturbed by the reports of the shooting incident in Virginia this morning. My heart goes out to my fellow members of Congress, to their staffers, to the Capitol Police officers, and to the others at the scene." ###… Continue Reading


06.13.17

Whitehouse Calls Out Republicans for Secret Health Care Bill

Washington, DC - Today, at hearings of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) and Budget committees, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) called out Republicans in the Senate for the total secrecy surrounding their effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A group of Senate Republicans is currently working behind closed doors to alter the House-passed American Health Care Act in hopes of passing a similar bill later this month. The House version of "Trumpcare" would l… Continue Reading


06.13.17

Alliance for Biosecurity Honors Senator Whitehouse With Biosecurity Champion Award

Washington, DC - The Alliance for Biosecurity has presented Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) with the Congressional Biosecurity Champion Award. The award acknowledges the leadership and actions taken by members of Congress to improve U.S. national health security and preparedness for biological threats. "Strengthening America's biosecurity takes the public and private sectors working closely together. That's why I've been fighting to fully and consistently fund the federal government's progr… Continue Reading


06.08.17

Whitehouse Statement on Comey Testimony Before Senate Intelligence Committee

Washington, DC - Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, released the following statement on the testimony of former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey, who testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence today: "Today we learned that Mr. Comey, a long-time prosecutor, concluded that the President of the United States intended to obstruct an FBI investigation. That alone is remarkable testimon… Continue Reading


06.07.17

Whitehouse Statement on Trump Infrastructure Plan

Washington, DC - Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, released the following statement on the roll-out of President Donald Trump's infrastructure plan in Ohio today: "Donald Trump's 'plan' amounts to doling out our roads, airports, ports, and bridges to corporations and private investors and leaving cities and towns to clean up the nation's infrastructure mess. That's not a real plan. There is clear bipartisan agreement in Congress … Continue Reading


06.07.17

In Letter to DeVos, Senators Call Out Phony Science Materials Sent to Teachers Nationwide

Washington, D.C. - Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) wrote to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos today to highlight bogus materials sent by the Heartland Institute, a group with a long record of climate denial, to more than 300,000 public school science teachers across the country. Heartland's 11-minute DVD and 135-page book, which are made to look like typical curriculum materials for science teachers, are explicitly desi… Continue Reading


06.07.17

Senators Call on Pruitt to Explain Icahn’s Role in Shaping RFS

Washington, D.C. - Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) have written to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt requesting any information on investor Carl Icahn's role in crafting policy and regulations at the EPA, particularly with regard to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Senators have repeatedly asked top Trump administration officials to explain the billionaire invest… Continue Reading


06.07.17

Whitehouse Statement on Selection of Christopher Wray for FBI Director

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on President Donald Trump's selection of Christopher Wray to serve as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation: "Christopher Wray knows the Justice Department, is not a politician, and has a background in federal law enforcement. Those were my minimum qualifications for the next Director. Mr. Wray will need to demonstrate that he has the necessary respec… Continue Reading


06.07.17

Whitehouse Delivers Tenth Annual Speech on the Burning of the Gaspee

Washington, DC - As Rhode Island prepares for the annual Gaspee Days celebration this weekend, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse yesterday evening delivered his tenth annual speech on the floor of the Senate to recall the story of the bold Rhode Islanders who stood up to the British and burned the HMS Gaspee in 1772. Whitehouse takes to the Senate floor every year to recognize the Gaspee Affair for its role in sparking the American Revolution, as it took place more than eighteen months before the… Continue Reading


06.06.17

Whitehouse Applauds Rhode Islanders’ Commitment to Paris Accord

Providence, RI - U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse today released the following statement applauding Rhode Island leaders and institutions that have recommitted to the Paris Agreement in the wake of President Trump exiting the accord: "While President Trump has abandoned the Paris accord, Rhode Islanders are stepping up to say 'we're still in.' Roger Williams University and Brown University, Governor Raimondo, Treasurer Magaziner, and Providence Mayor Elorza have committed to keeping up the figh… Continue Reading

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