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Sheldon Whitehouse's Public Statements on Issue: Marriage, Family, and Children

Office: U.S. Senate (RI) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
July 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Senators Challenge Trump Administration Over Move to Slash Teen Pregnancy Prevention; Democrats Say Action "Short-Sighted," Will Make it Harder to Prevent Unintended Pregnancies
April 6, 2017 Grassley, Whitehouse Introduce Bill Protecting Vulnerable Youth & Expanding Oversight of Juvenile Justice Grant Programs
Dec. 22, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Protection of Family Planning Centers
Dec. 1, 2016 Grassley, Whitehouse Speak Out Against Blocking of Bill to Protect Children in Juvenile Justice System
Dec. 1, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader; the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader and the Hon. Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Call for Passage of Foster Care Reforms
Nov. 30, 2016 Unanimous Consent Request--H.R. 5963
May 13, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services and Robert Califf, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration - E-Cigarettes Regulations
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Management and Budget - Call for Finalization of Long Overdue Tobacco Regulations
April 12, 2016 Letter to Mr. Robert Waterman, U.S. Department of Labor - Sick Leave for Federal Contractors
March 10, 2016 King, Colleagues Call for Investigation into One-Size-Fits-All Cancer Medication
Feb. 11, 2016 Unanimous Consent Request--S. 1169
Jan. 19, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert L. Listenbee, Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention - Call on Justice Department to Address Court Fees Charged to Families of Youth Offenders
Dec. 18, 2015 Bipartisan Coalition of Senators Hails Senate Passage of Historic Chemical Safety Law
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, and Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Implement Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decisions
Oct. 26, 2015 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
Oct. 16, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and The Honorable Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor - Full Implementation Of Mental Health Parity Law
Sept. 29, 2015 Rhode Island DLT Receives $235,737 Grant for Temporary Caregiver Insurance Program
July 23, 2015 Judiciary Committee Clears Grassley, Whitehouse Bill to Reauthorize Juvenile Justice Programs with Improved Accountability
July 21, 2015 Delegation & Raimondo Announce $250,000 in Federal Funds to Benefit RI Youth with Substance Abuse Disorders
June 26, 2015 Sen. Whitehouse Statement on Supreme Court's Ruling on Marriage Equality
June 4, 2015 President Obama Signs Law Containing Sen. Whitehouse Provision on Missing Children Investigations
May 14, 2015 Whitehouse Slams House Proposal to Eliminate Juvenile Justice Funding
April 30, 2015 Grassley, Whitehouse Bill Reauthorizes Juvenile Justice Programs with Improved Accountability
April 23, 2015 Sessions-Whitehouse Proposal Approved By Senate
April 6, 2015 Whitehouse, Cicilline Introduce Community Partnerships in Education Act to Support Afterschool Learning
March 26, 2015 Letter to Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions - Early Childhood Education
March 24, 2015 Delegation Announces $3.3 million in Federal Head Start Grants for RI
March 23, 2015 Whitehouse and Reed Announce $168K in Federal Funding for Bradley Hospital
March 3, 2015 Reed, Coons, Whitehouse Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Parent-School Partnerships
Feb. 20, 2015 RI to Receive $10.2 Million to Support Family Health Programs
Jan. 30, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Raise the Overtime Threshold for Salaried Workers
Dec. 11, 2014 Sens. Grassley & Whitehouse Introduce Reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Act
Oct. 28, 2014 Letter to Leon Kengo Wa Dondo, President of the Senate of the DRC, and Aubin Minaku, Speaker of the National Assembly of the DRC - Urging Action on Adoption Reform
Oct. 28, 2014 Letter to Leon Kengo Wa Dondo, President of the Senate of the DRC, and Aubin Minaku, Speaker of the National Assembly of the DRC - Urging Action on Adoption Reform
Oct. 7, 2014 Family Service of Rhode Island Awarded $499,513 for Together Forever Project
Oct. 1, 2014 $3.68 Million Federal Grant Aims to Reduce School Violence in RI
Sept. 30, 2014 Providence Receives $3.9M in Federal Funding for Lead Safety
Sept. 24, 2014 Rhode Island Awarded $161K for Study on Expanding Paid Family and Medical Leave
Sept. 19, 2014 Delegation Announces $791,000 in Federal Funding to Help Combat Teen Dating Violence
June 25, 2014 Senators Introduce Bill to Strengthen Role of U.S. Marshals in Missing Children Cases
April 30, 2014 Senate Resolution 431 - Honoring Military Children During the National Month of the Military Child
April 1, 2014 House Passes Children's Hospital Funding Bill
April 1, 2014 Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Fulfilling the Promise of a Quality Education
Oct. 30, 2013 Senate Panel Approves Children's Hospital Graduate Medical Education Bill
Sept. 17, 2013 RI Congressional Delegation announces $949,593 in Federal Funding to Support Drug-Free Communities in Rhode Island
July 8, 2013 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security - Civil Rights and Marriage Equality
May 31, 2013 Letter to President Obama - Russian Adoptions
April 24, 2013 Whitehouse Applauds R.I. Senate's Approval of Marriage Equality Legislation
March 1, 2013 212 Members of Congress File Historic Amicus Brief on DOMA Case before U.S. Supreme Court
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