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Sheldon Whitehouse's Public Statements on Issue: Employment and Affirmative Action

Office: U.S. Senate (RI) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
April 27, 2016 RI to Receive $1.25 Million in Re-Employment Grants
April 25, 2016 Delegation Announces $100,000 to Help Young Ex-Offenders in Providence Find Housing, Work
April 12, 2016 Letter to Mr. Robert Waterman, U.S. Department of Labor - Sick Leave for Federal Contractors
Feb. 29, 2016 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Extend Overtime Pay to Thousands of Connecticut Workers
Nov. 23, 2015 Workforce Training Partnerships Look to Fill Open Jobs Now
Nov. 13, 2015 Letter to Joh Cousins, CEO, Compass Group - Let Workers Organize
Sept. 29, 2015 Rhode Island DLT Receives $235,737 Grant for Temporary Caregiver Insurance Program
Sept. 23, 2015 RI Receives Nearly $2.4 Million for Unemployment Improvements
Aug. 6, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the House Rules Committee, and Chuck Schumer, Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee - Advocating for Better Employee Wages
Aug. 4, 2015 Rhode Island Selected for President Obama's TechHire Initiative
July 20, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Strong Support of New Overtime Rule
June 30, 2015 Whitehouse Applauds Obama Administration's Expansion of Overtime Pay
June 29, 2015 RI to Receive Nearly $2 Million in Workforce Development & Re-Employment Grants
June 26, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama - Concerns About Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban
June 18, 2015 Rhode Island to Strengthen, Expand Job Training with New Federal Grant
May 23, 2015 Sen. Whitehouse: Short-Term Highway Bill Another Missed Opportunity
May 15, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Minimum Wage for Federal Contract Employees
May 11, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Ban the Box
Jan. 30, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Raise the Overtime Threshold for Salaried Workers
Jan. 29, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - End to Overtime Rule to Protect Workers
Jan. 20, 2015 Sen. Whitehouse Reaction to State of the Union Address
Jan. 13, 2015 Keystone XL Pipeline Act--Motion to Proceed
Jan. 6, 2015 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript: Keystone XL
Dec. 16, 2014 Letter to Mary Jo White, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission - CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratios
Nov. 16, 2014 FOX "Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace" - Transcript: Keystone XL Pipeline and Other Legislation in Congress
Sept. 24, 2014 Rhode Island Awarded $161K for Study on Expanding Paid Family and Medical Leave
Aug. 1, 2014 Sens. Reed & Whitehouse Host Conversation With Minority Business Owners About Job Growth
July 30, 2014 Senate Republicans Filibuster Bill to Bring Jobs Home to America
June 30, 2014 Sen. Whitehouse Statement on Hobby Lobby Decision
June 25, 2014 RI Receives $3.85 Million to Expand Job-Driven Training Programs for Laid-off Workers
April 30, 2014 Whitehouse Statement on Minimum Wage Vote
April 9, 2014 Senate Republicans Block Debate on Paycheck Fairness Act
Feb. 18, 2014 Whitehouse, Langevin, and Cicilline Call for Minimum Wage Increase
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Job Creation: Rhode Island's Highest Priority
Nov. 7, 2013 Sen. Whitehouse Statement on Passage of ENDA
Sept. 25, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Set Minimum Wage for Federal Contract Workers
June 19, 2013 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act--Continued--
Feb. 28, 2013 Lawmakers Introduce Targeted Wall Street Trading Tax
Feb. 14, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - LGBT Workplace Discrimination
Oct. 16, 2012 Buffett Rule
Sept. 20, 2012 Senators Say Hands Off Social Security
July 18, 2012 Senators, Business Leaders, Workers Join to Urge Passage of the Bring Jobs Home Act
June 22, 2012 Langevin, Whitehouse Announce Special Skills Training Opportunity
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: Putting Jobs First
Dec. 17, 2011 Whitehouse Statement on Deal to Maintain Unemployment Benefits and Payroll Tax Cut
Dec. 2, 2011 Reed & Whitehouse Talk Economic Development and Job Growth at Clements' Marketplace
Sept. 8, 2011 Whitehouse Statement on President's Jobs Speech
Sept. 6, 2011 Before President's Jobs Speech, Whitehouse and Taveras Push for Focus on Helping RI Businesses Hire
Aug. 17, 2011 Interior Launches Leasing Process for Commercial Wind Energy Offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts
Aug. 10, 2011 Whitehouse Hears from RI Business Owners About Job Creation Efforts
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