Press Releases

04.15.22

Reed & Whitehouse Statement on Biden Appointing Eric Scherer as Head of the Farm Service Agency in RI

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse today issued the following statement after the Biden Administration announced the appointment of Eric Scherer as Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director for Rhode Island: "We commend President Biden for tapping Eric Scherer for this key post, which is critical to assisting local farmers, administering agricultural loan programs, and connecting Rhode Island's growers and producers with federal resources. Eric brings a wea… Continue Reading


04.08.22

Whitehouse, Grassley, Durbin, Cornyn Pass Key Reforms to Help American Businesses & Families Weather Financial Hardship

Washington, DC - Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and John Cornyn (R-TX) cheered passage of their new bipartisan legislation to help small businesses and individuals stay afloat during bankruptcy. The bill passed unanimously in the Senate last evening. "The pandemic and supply chain disruptions have left lots of Americans and small businesses in financial trouble. This legislation extends our improvements to the bankruptcy process for small business… Continue Reading


04.08.22

Whitehouse, Reed, Warren, Sanders, Merkley Introduce Bill to Shield Americans from Sky-High Credit Card Rates

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jack Reed (D-RI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) have introduced legislation to protect Americans from sky-high interest rates for credit cards and other consumer loans. The Empowering States' Rights to Protect Consumers Act would restore states' ability to limit consumer loan interest rates for their residents and help address the over $850 billion that Americans hold in credit card debt. "Rhode … Continue Reading


04.08.22

Whitehouse, Cassidy, Warren, Wicker Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Clamp Down on Hidden Oligarch Assets

Washington, DC - As Vladimir Putin and his oligarchs orchestrate an invasion of the sovereign nation of Ukraine, Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced the bipartisan Kleptocrat Liability for Excessive Property Transactions and Ownership (KLEPTO) Act. The bill arms law enforcement with the information required to track down kleptocrats' luxury assets in the U.S. financial system. "Putin and his corrupt oligarchs pilla… Continue Reading


04.08.22

Whitehouse Helps Secure Largest Pell Grant Increase Since 2009 and Pushes for Doubling of Maximum Grant Award

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse today announced that he helped secure the largest Pell Grant increase since 2009, and reupped his push to double the size of the maximum Pell Grant and bring college within reach for more Americans. Whitehouse advocated for the $400 increase in the discretionary portion of a Pell Grant, which was successfully included in the omnibus funding bill passed last month. With the increase, the maximum Pell Grant will be $6,895 for the coming academic … Continue Reading


04.07.22

Whitehouse Cheers Confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

Washington, DC - Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Courts Subcommittee, released the following statement today on the historic confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court: "Today, I proudly cast my vote to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to be the next Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. She will bring tremendous experience and skill to the Court, and will serve with distinction, as she has throughout her career in public service. An… Continue Reading


04.06.22

NOAA Announces Marine Debris Foundation Board Members

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island), and Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) today welcomed an announcement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on the twelve appointees to the inaugural Board of Directors of the new Marine Debris Foundation. The charitable and nonprofit foundation was established by Sullivan, Whitehouse, and Menendez's Save Our Seas 2.0 Act, the most comprehensive legislation ever passed by Congress to address… Continue Reading


04.06.22

Whitehouse, Portman Urge DEA and HHS to Extend Americans’ Access to Telehealth Once the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency is Terminated

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Rob Portman (R-OH) sent a letter to Administrator Anne Milgram of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Secretary Xavier Becerra of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urging the agencies to use their authority under the Ryan Haight Act to ensure Americans can continue to access important medication, such as Medication Assisted Therapies (MAT) for substance use disorder and other necessary drugs, via teleheal… Continue Reading


04.06.22

Whitehouse, Johnson, Blumenthal, Nadler, Quigley, Cicilline, Jones Introduce Legislation to Enforce Accountability, Transparency for Justices & Judges

BILL SUMMARY AND TEXT AVAILABLE HERE AND HERE Washington, DC - Today, Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Congressmen Hank Johnson (D-GA), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Mike Quigley (D-IL), David Cicilline (D-RI), and Mondaire Jones (D-NY) introduced the Twenty-First Century Courts Act, a robust legislative plan to promote accountability and increase transparency in the federal courts. This legislation aims to restore Americans' trust in their justice system by directl… Continue Reading


04.05.22

Senators Unveil New Captured Courts Report Exposing the Judicial Crisis Network’s Central Role in a Scheme to Capture and Control the Supreme Court

Washington, DC - Senate Democrats, led by Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Senate Judiciary Courts Subcommittee Chairman Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), released a new report in their Captured Courts series on the dark-money group the Judicial Crisis Network (JCN) and its role in right-wing donor interests' scheme to capture and control the Supreme Court. Even before President Biden picked his replacement for Justice Stephen Breyer, JCN laun… Continue Reading


04.05.22

Bipartisan Law Enforcement De-escalation Training Act Introduced in Senate

Washington, DC - Today, Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and John Cornyn (R-TX) led colleagues in introducing the bipartisan Law Enforcement De-escalation Training Act to help law enforcement respond more effectively to people suffering mental or behavioral health crises. The senators' bill would improve training for police officers interacting with individuals dealing with mental or behavior health issues, including using alternatives to force and de-escalation tactics and working with mental… Continue Reading


04.04.22

Whitehouse, Johnson Call on Chief Justice Roberts to Ensure That Justice Clarence Thomas Recuses Himself from January 6th Cases

Washington, DC - Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA), Chairmen of the Senate and House Judiciary Courts Subcommittees, wrote to Chief Justice John Roberts today calling on Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from any case related to the January 6th insurrection. The chairmen point to how the ardent advocacy to overturn the results of the 2020 election by Justice Thomas's wife Virginia (Ginni) would lead any reasonable person to call the justice's impartial… Continue Reading


04.04.22

Whitehouse Welcomes IPCC Report as Wake-up Call for Climate Action in Face of Fossil Fuel Obstruction

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and a Senate climate champion, issued the following statement on the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's new report on the steps necessary to mitigate the effects of climate change. The IPCC notes that "pricing carbon has been one of the most widely used and effective options to reduce GHG emissions," but that "the power of incumbent fossil fuel i… Continue Reading


04.04.22

Whitehouse Statement on Judiciary Committee Vote to Advance Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court

Washington, DC - Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Courts Subcommittee, released the following statement on the Judiciary Committee's vote to advance Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson today: "Today, I voted to advance a highly qualified and accomplished nominee to the Court. Judge Jackson possesses a keen legal mind, the ideal judicial temperament, and more courtroom experience than any of the sitting justices at their confirmations. She arrived… Continue Reading


03.31.22

Whitehouse to Vote to Confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court

Washington, DC - Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Courts Subcommittee, announced his intention to vote for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. In remarks on the Senate floor, Whitehouse praised Judge Jackson's historic nomination, commended her depth of experience and judicial temperament, and called out his GOP colleagues' empty concerns over Judge Jackson's "judicial philosophy." This "judicial philosophy" talking poi… Continue Reading


03.30.22

Whitehouse, Warren Call on Treasury, SEC to Close Loophole Exempting the $11 Trillion Private Investment Industry from Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Requirements

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a member of the Senate Banking and Finance Committees, sent a letter calling on Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen and Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Gary Gensler to close the loophole that exempts the $11 trillion private investment industry from anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) obligations. The ex… Continue Reading


03.30.22

Whitehouse Invites RI Organizations to Apply for Grants from National Coastal Resilience Fund, Which Received Big Boost in Infrastructure Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse today invited Rhode Island organizations to submit grant applications to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's (NFWF) National Coastal Resilience Fund. Whitehouse created the National Coastal Resilience Fund to restore and strengthen the natural infrastructure that protects coastal communities, while safeguarding wildlife habitats. "Thanks to our infrastructure bill, this round of funding for the National Coastal Resilience Fund I created… Continue Reading


03.25.22

As Oil Companies Rake In Cash, Economists and Environmental Groups Endorse Whitehouse’s Windfall Profits Tax

Washington, D.C. - Economists and environmental groups are expressing support for the Big Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act, legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) earlier this month to curb profiteering by oil companies and provide Americans guaranteed relief from soaring prices at the gas pump. New reports have emerged that Big Oil companies are planning on using windfall profits to pay large dividends to shareholders and buy back billions of dollars of their own shares, … Continue Reading


03.24.22

Whitehouse Praises Ketanji Brown Jackson on Exemplary Performance in Confirmation Hearings

Washington, DC - At the close of Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson today, senior Senate Judiciary Committee member Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) released the following statement: "I am proud to have taken part in considering Judge Jackson's historic nomination. Judge Jackson set a new bar for patience, courtesy, and dignity from a Supreme Court nominee coming before the Judiciary Committee. Rhode Islander and Reagan First Circuit appointee Judge Bruce Selya was rig… Continue Reading


03.23.22

Whitehouse Calls out GOP Colleagues’ Empty Concern with “Judicial Philosophy” of Supreme Court Nominees

Washington, DC - Today, during the Supreme Court nomination hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) took on Republicans' repeated concerns with Supreme Court nominees' "judicial philosophy." As Whitehouse pointed out, Republicans and their judicial nominees have adopted so-called judicial philosophies - like the doctrine of "originalism" - to advance the rights of corporations and powerful special interests at the expense of the American people. And then they fl… Continue Reading

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