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

Office: U.S. Senate (RI) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Nov. 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. William Emanuel, Member of the National Labor Relations Board - Warren Leads Senate Colleagues in Calling on NLRB Member to Disclose All Potential Conflicts of Interest
Nov. 2, 2017 Letter to Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Feinstein, Colleagues Urge Sessions to Protect Transgender Workers from Discrimination
Sept. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Alexander Acosta, Department of Labor - Administration Too Lax on Worker Safety
Sept. 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Neomi Rao, Administrator of the Office of Management and Budget and the Hon. Victoria Lipnic, Acting Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Congress Members Slam President Trump's Attack on Equal Pay for Equal Work
Aug. 24, 2017 YouthBuild Preparatory Academy Receives $1.1 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Labor
Aug. 18, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States - Ethics Requirements for Political Appointees
Aug. 9, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General and John Gore, Acting Assistant Attorney General - Senators Call on Sessions to Answer for Anti-affirmative Action Program and to Prevent Discrimination Against Career DOJ Attorneys
July 27, 2017 Whitehouse Statement On Justice Department Argument Against Protections For LGBT Workers
June 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Richard Shelby and the Hon. Jeanne Shaheen, Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies - Calling for Robust Funding for National Sea Grant College Program
May 19, 2017 Whitehouse Marks 25th Anniversary of RI Workers' Compensation Reform
May 2, 2017 EDA Awards $600K to Develop Innovative Business Cluster in Providence
May 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John M. Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Maintain Revision of Employment Form to Improve Wage Data, Address Pay Gap
April 6, 2017 Whitehouse and Cicilline Introduce Bill to End Tax Incentive for Offshoring Jobs
April 4, 2017 On Equal Pay Day, Murray, Reed, & Whitehouse Introduce Paycheck Fairness Act of 2017
March 7, 2017 Reed, Whitehouse Vote To Uphold Fair Pay Rules; Republicans Repeal Transparency Protections For Workers
Feb. 15, 2017 Whitehouse Statement On Puzder Withdrawing Nomination
Feb. 10, 2017 Letter to Andrew Puzder, Nominee for Secretary of Labor - Women and Worker Safety
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Exempt Entire VA from Hiring Freeze
Dec. 15, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Carolyn N. Lerner - Investigate Trump Transition Officials for Attempting to Discriminate Against Federal Employees
Dec. 8, 2016 Whitehouse Statement On Trump's Selection Of Fast Food CEO Puzder For Labor Secretary
Oct. 26, 2016 Letter to Federal Regulators - Strengthen Accountability Measures for Executive Pay
Oct. 25, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee - Call for a Provision Rolling Back Critical Workplace Protections Be Stripped From Final Defense Authorization Bill
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
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
Sept. 17, 2015 Sen. Whitehouse Introduces Bill to Support RI Credit Unions and Boost Small Business Lending
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
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. 29, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - End to Overtime Rule to Protect Workers
Jan. 22, 2015 Letter to Mark Pearce, National Labor Relations Board Chair - Stand Strong Against Efforts to Undermine Important Rule Aimed at Improving Union Representation Process
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
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