Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (RI) - Jr, Democratic
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Issue Position: Bringing Our Troops Home from Iraq Issue Position: Supporting Rhode Island's Working Families Issue Position: Caring for Servicemembers and Veterans Issue Position: Upholding America's Values in Our Foreign Policy Issue Position: Securing Rhode Island and the Nation Issue Position: Fulfilling America's Promise of a Great Education Issue Position: Standing Up for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law Issue Position: Investing in Our Transportation Infrastructure Issue Position: Moving Beyond Oil Issue Position: Fixing our Broken Health Care System Issue Position: Helping Seniors in the Ocean State Issue Position: Protecting Our Environment 11/24/15 Letter to Majority Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan - Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists 11/24/15 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Gun Violence 11/19/15 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor - Guidance on Innovations to Help Workers Retain Retirement Savings Between Jobs 11/18/15 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller of the United States - Gun Safety 11/09/15 Letter to the Hon. Arne Duncan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education and Joseph A. Smith, Special Master, U.S. Department of Education - Grant Students Immediate Relief Following Federal Judge's Ruling that Corinthian Colleges Broke the Law 11/02/15 Letter to the Hon. Sally Jewell, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior - End Sweetheart Deal for Coal Producers at Expense of Taxpayers 10/29/15 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Overdose Prevention 10/29/15 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Save Perkins Loan Program 10/26/15 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, and Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Implement Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decisions 10/26/15 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Loretta Lynch, Attoney General - Lawmakers Call on Social Security Administration to Treat Same-Sex Marriages Equally 10/22/15 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Close Carried Interest Loophole 10/21/15 CNN - How to Cut Crime and Save Money 10/15/15 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Full Implementation of Mental Health Parity Law 10/07/15 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016--Motion to Proceed 10/06/15 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016--Conference Report 10/02/15 Letter to Leader McConnell, Speaker Boehner, Majority Whip Cornyn, Majority Leader McCarthy, and Chairmen Grassley, Chaffetz, Goodlatte, and Upton - Political Nature of GOP Planned Parenthood Oversight 10/01/15 Senators Introduce Landmark Bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 9/29/15 Climate Change 9/25/15 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Stop Arctic Drilling 9/25/15 The Hill - Congress skeptical China will adhere to cyber promises 9/23/15 Letter to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Calling on Medicare & Medicaid to Ban Long-Term Care Facilities from Using Unfair Arbitration Clauses 9/22/15 Letter to The Honorable Jack Lew, Secretary, Department of the Treasury - Close Loophole Private Equity Fund Managers Use to Avoid Taxes 9/21/15 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act--Motion to Proceed 9/21/15 Letter to Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - "Buy American" Policies in Trade Negotiations 9/18/15 Letter to U.S. Chamber of Commerce Companies - Climate Denial Efforts 9/17/15 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, and Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Reauthorize and Fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund 9/16/15 Hire More Heroes Act of 2015--Continued 9/11/15 Letter to Jacob Lew, Secretary of the Treasury - Take Action on Inversions 9/11/15 DeLauro, Durbin, Levin, Reed, Doggett, Whitehouse, Warren Urge Treasury Secretary to Take Action on Inversions 9/10/15 Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 8/31/15 Letter to the Hon. Mary Jo White, Chair, Securities and Exchange Commission - Transparency in Political Spending by Public Companies 8/21/15 Statement By Senators Mccain, Barrasso & Whitehouse Calling On Russian Federation To Release Estonian Police Officer Eston Kohver From Illegal Detention 8/18/15 Letter to Mary Jo White, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission - Oil and Gas Company Disclosures 8/17/15 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, U.S. Senate - Schedule Bipartisan Budget Negotiations Immediately 8/07/15 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Increase Access to Treatment for Prescription Pain Addiction 8/06/15 U.S. Senate Approves Bipartisan Whitehouse-Vitter Estuary Legislation 8/06/15 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 8/05/15 Amending the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to Reauthorize the National Estuary Program