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Sheldon Whitehouse's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (RI) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
July 7, 2016 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Wyden, Senate Dems: VA Must Do More to Prevent and Correct Abuse of Veterans in Higher Education
July 7, 2016 $1.3 Million in New Funding to Fight Homelessness in Rhode Island
July 6, 2016 Cloture Motion
July 5, 2016 Reed, Whitehouse, Langevin Announce Ocean Observation Funding for URI
July 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John B. King, Jr., Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, and The Honorable Loretta Lynch, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice - Hold Colleges & Universities Accountable for Underreporting Sexual Violence on Campus
June 30, 2016 Senators Introduce Legislation to Restore Educational Opportunity for Incarcerated Americans
June 30, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Richard Shelby, Chairman, Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee - Restore Export-Import Bank to Full Strength
June 30, 2016 Congressional Delegation Announces Over $8 Million to Enhance RI Emergency Preparedness
June 29, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the United States Senate, and the Honorable Harry Reid, Minority Leader of the United States Senate - Urge for Senate Leadership to Support Funding Gun Violence Prevention Research, Remove Anti-Gun Safety Riders from Appropriations Legislation
June 29, 2016 Letter to Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid, Respectively Majority Leader and Minority Leader of the US Senate - Urging Senate Leadership to Support Funding for Gun Violence Prevention Research, Remove Anti-Gun Safety Riders from Appropriations Legislation
June 29, 2016 Letter to House and Senate Conferees - Urge Comprehensive Approach in Congressional Opioid Abuse Bill Negotiation
June 29, 2016 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017--Motion to Proceed
June 28, 2016 Letter to House and Senate Conferees - Authors of Bipartisan Senate Addiction Bill Call on Conferees to Adopt Comprehensive Approach
June 27, 2016 Delegation Cheers NOAA Funding to Help Rhode Island Fishermen
June 27, 2016 Whitehouse Lauds Supreme Court Decision Upholding Women's Reproductive Rights
June 27, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Call to Establish a Strong Renewable Fuel Standard
June 24, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency - Bipartisan Group of 39 Senators in Calling for a Strong Renewable Fuel Standard for 2017
June 23, 2016 Senators Collins, Whitehouse Hold Hearing on Care Models that Relieve Suffering, Respect Patients' Choices in the Face of Serious Illnesses
June 23, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Aging- "The Right Care at the Right Time: Ensuring Person - Centered Care for Individuals with Serious Illness," Opening Statement
June 23, 2016 With the NRA Blocking Meaningful Gun Reform, Senate Dems Call for Vote and Passage of #WetthePeople Legislation to Break NRA's Grip on Elections, Senate Republicans
June 23, 2016 Whitehouse Introduces Bill to Improve Care for Patients with Advanced Illnesses
June 22, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education - Close For-Profit College Loophole Impacting Servicemembers, Veterans and Taxpayers
June 22, 2016 Whitehouse Attends Signing of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act
June 21, 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
June 21, 2016 Bipartisan Senators Comment on Deficiencies in Monitoring Eligibility of Controlled Substance Prescribers
June 17, 2016 Letter to Mr. Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director General-DG Environment, European Commission - Urge European Union to Reject Proposed Lobster Ban
June 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Sec. of the Dept. of Health & Human Services; the Hon. Thomas E. Perez, Sec. of the Dept. of Labor; the Hon. Jacob J. Lew, Sec. of the Dept. of Treasury - Implement ACA Tobacco Cessation Benefits, Offer Tobacco Users Tools to Quit
June 16, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016
June 16, 2016 Whitehouse Calls for Strong Addiction and Recovery Bill
June 16, 2016 Cantwell Introduces Bill to Crack Down on Coal Companies' Risky Business Practices
June 16, 2016 Whitehouse Expresses Solidarity with LGBTQ Community
June 15, 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
June 14, 2016 Letter to Board Members of the United States Chamber of commerce- Findings of an Investigation into the Lobbying Activities of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
June 14, 2016 Reed, Whitehouse Applaud Proposed Student Borrower Defense Regulations
June 14, 2016 Climate Change
June 10, 2016 Whitehouse, Schatz Slam Effort to Denounce Carbon Fee
June 8, 2016 Senator Markey and Whitehouse Introduce Legislation to Unleash Offshore Wind Energy off the Shores of America
June 8, 2016 Whitehouse Releases Statement on Passage of Toxic Chemical Reform Bill
June 7, 2016 Tsca Modernization Act of 2015
June 7, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2017
June 7, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Jacob L. Lew, Secretary, U.S. Department of Treasury, and The Honorable John Koskinen, Commisioner, Internal Revenue Service- Put Spotlight on Giant Multi-National Corporations That Dodge Taxes, Hide Profits Overseas
June 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Department of the Interior - Senators Urge Administration to Take New Fossil Fuel Leases Off the Table in Offshore Drilling Plan
May 27, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Department of the Interior - Priorities for Reforming Federal Coal Leasing Program
May 26, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Whitehouse, Sanders, Warren, Merkley Question GOP Attempt to Block Fossil Fuel Fraud Investigation
May 25, 2016 Climate Change
May 25, 2016 31 Senators Introduce NDAA Amendment To Block Commissary Privatization
May 21, 2016 Whitehouse Statement on Signing of National Estuary Program Reauthorization
May 20, 2016 Bicameral, Bipartisan Deal Reached on TSCA Reform
May 20, 2016 Whitehouse Promotes Partnerships to Advance Care for Veterans
May 19, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John F. Kerry, Secretary, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Sally Jewell, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior- Concern Over Canadian Offshore Drilling Next to Georges Bank in North Atlantic
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