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Sheldon Whitehouse's Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Office: U.S. Senate (RI) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Aug. 18, 2017 Letter to Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - After Charlottesville Attack, Senators Press DHS on Trump Administration's De-emphasis of Domestic Terrorism Efforts
Aug. 15, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Thomas E. Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Healthcare Discrimination under ACA
July 27, 2017 Whitehouse Statement On Justice Department Argument Against Protections For LGBT Workers
July 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Reverse Course, Safeguard Protections for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking
July 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development - Senate Democrats Urge HUD Secretary Ben Carson to Restore Resources That Protect LGBTQ From Housing Discrimination
June 15, 2017 Whitehouse Cosponsors Bill To Protect LGBT Americans From Housing Discrimination
April 27, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations - Anti-Israel Bias at the UN
March 7, 2017 Letter to John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States, James Comey, FBI Director - Address Threats to Jewish Institutions Across the Country
Feb. 10, 2017 Letter to Andrew Puzder, Nominee for Secretary of Labor - Women and Worker Safety
Dec. 8, 2016 Senators' Legislation Would Help States Improve Access to Voting
Dec. 8, 2016 Blumenthal-Sponsored Legislation Would Help States Improve Access to Voting
Oct. 25, 2016 Letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committee - Call to Remove Section 1094 of the National Defense Authorization Act
July 22, 2016 Letter to Various Koch-Connected Groups - Senators Hit Back in Letter to Denial Front Groups
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John King, Secretary of the US Department of Education - Urge to Clarify Legal Protections for LGBT Students
April 7, 2016 Blumenthal, Whitehouse, Franken, Casey Introduce Elder Protection And Abuse Prevention Act
June 24, 2015 Whitehouse Cosponsors Bill to Strengthen Voting Rights Act Protections
June 16, 2015 Whitehouse Statement on Vote to Ban Torture Techniques
June 9, 2015 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
April 7, 2015 Langevin Unveils Package of Consumer Protection Legislation
March 6, 2015 Sen. Whitehouse Attending 50th Anniversary March in Selma, Alabama
Sept. 23, 2013 Letter to Inspector General Charles McCullough III, Director of National Intelligence - Surveillance Authorities
Aug. 28, 2013 Sen. Whitehouse Statement on 50th Anniversary of March on Washington
March 7, 2013 Letter to Secretary Kerry - Prioritize Global Women's Rights
Feb. 19, 2013 Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Robert Mueller - Religion and Hate Crimes
Sept. 25, 2012 Letter to Raúl Castro, President of the Republic of Cuba - Release Alan Gross
Aug. 23, 2012 Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder
May 24, 2012 Paycheck Fairness Act
June 29, 2011 13 Senators Team Up to Assure LGBT Youth that "It Gets Better"
March 16, 2011 Senator Feinstein Introduces DOMA Repeal Legislation
Feb. 15, 2011 Letter to Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State - Working at the United Nations to Establish an Independent Human Rights Monitor on Iran
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Standing Up for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law
July 30, 2010 Letter to Hillary Clinton, Secretary Of State - Investigate Possible War Crimes In Burma
Feb. 20, 2010 Durbin and Whitehouse React to Report on Torture Authorizations
Aug. 24, 2009 MSNBC "The Rachel Maddow Show" - Transcript
May 18, 2009 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript
May 5, 2009 Durbin, Whitehouse Statement on Status of Justice Department Investigation of Torture Authorizations
March 5, 2009 Senate Bill Would Outlaw Notorious Voter Suppression Tactic
Feb. 25, 2009 Commission of Inquiry
Feb. 12, 2009 Whitehouse to Lead Judiciary, Environment Oversight Subcommittees
Jan. 21, 2009 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009--Resumed
Aug. 20, 2008 Letter to Michael Mukasey, Attorney General, Re: Attorney General Guidelines for FBI Investigations
May 2, 2008 Letter to The Honorable Michael Mukasey, Attorney General
Dec. 6, 2007 Whitehouse Cosponsors Amendment Prohibiting Torture
Nov. 5, 2007 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Nov. 5, 2007 Senate Bill Would Outlaw "Caging" as Voter Suppression Tactic
Sept. 25, 2007 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Strengthening FISA (Panel 1)
June 18, 2007 Letter To United States Attorney General Alberto Gonzales
June 18, 2007 Letter To United States Attorney General Alberto Gonzales
April 26, 2007 Whitehouse Statement Commemorating Anniversary of Vermont Civil Unions Law
Issue Position: Upholding America's Values in Our Foreign Policy
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