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Jan. 17, 2018 Letter to President Donald Trump - Blumenthal, Colleagues Call on President Trump to Nominate Strong, Experienced Leadership to Key Drug Policy Positions Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Jan. 11, 2018 Cicilline, Whitehouse Introduce Bipartisan New England Coastal Protection Act Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Jan. 9, 2018 Climate Solutions Caucus Welcomes Four New Members; Membership Grows to 66 Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rod J. Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General - End Efforts to Undermine Special Counsel Robert S.Mueller III Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General - Congresswoman Susan Davis Joins in Expressing Support for Robert Mueller's Investigation of Trump Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General - Congresswoman Susan Davis Joins in Expressing Support for Robert Mueller's Investigation of Trump Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2017 Letter to Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Retract Order Banning Words at CDC Rep. James Langevin Unknown
Dec. 20, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Eric Hargan, Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services and Brenda Fitzgerald, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - 88 Members of Congress Request Clarification from HHS and CDC on Reported Agency Censorship Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Eric Hargan, Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services and Brenda Fitzgerald, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - 88 Members of Congress Request Clarification from HHS and CDC on Reported Agency Censorship Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Dec. 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the EPA - Answers on No-Bid Contract with GOP-Tied Opposition Research Firm Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Dec. 19, 2017 Letter to Alex Azar, Department of Health and Human Services - Murphy, Help Committee Democrats Ask Health Secretary Nominee to Put Science Over Ideology Following Reports Health Officials Are Prohibiting Words Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Dec. 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Thad Cochran, and the Hon. Patrick Leahy - Strip Environmental Riders from End-of-Year Spending Package Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Dec. 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Thad Cochran, and the Hon. Patrick Leahy - Strip Environmental Riders from End-of-Year Spending Package Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mac Thornberry, the Hon. Adam Smith, the Hon. Edward Royce, the Hon. Eliot Engel, the Hon. Michael McCaul, the Hon. Bennie Thompson, the Hon. Devin Nunes, and the Hon. Adam Schiff - 42 Members of the House Call for Hearings on Sexual Misconduct in the National Security Workforce Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mac Thornberry, the Hon. Adam Smith, the Hon. Edward Royce, the Hon. Eliot Engel, the Hon. Michael McCaul, the Hon. Bennie Thompson, the Hon. Devin Nunes, and the Hon. Adam Schiff - 42 Members of the House Call for Hearings on Sexual Misconduct in the National Security Workforce Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Call for Open and Transparent Debate Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Dec. 12, 2017 Letter to Ms. Kathleen Hartnett White, Texas Public Policy Foundation - CEQ Nominee to Submit New and Original Answers Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Dec. 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, and the Hon Nita M. Lowey - Ensure 2020 Census Can Count Everyone Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Dec. 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, and the Hon Nita M. Lowey - Ensure 2020 Census Can Count Everyone Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
Dec. 7, 2017 Langevin Statement on House Republican Continuing Resolution Rep. James Langevin Unknown
Dec. 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the U.S. Gov't Accountability Office - GAO Request Study of Trump Changes to Key Measure of Carbon Pollution Cost Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2017 Reed Statement on Flynn Indictment & Continuing Criminal Investigation Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the Dept. of Justice - Request for Urgent Briefing on Election Security Rep. David Cicilline Unknown
Dec. 1, 2017 Whitehouse Statement on Flynn Guilty Plea, Cooperation Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2017 Cicilline Statement on Flynn Guilty Plea Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2017 Langevin Statement on Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Lying to the FBI Rep. James Langevin Unknown
Nov. 30, 2017 Letter to Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee - Chairman Crowley, House Democrats Urge Republicans to Hold Hearings on the Rise of Hate Crimes Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2017 Letter to Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Judiciary Democrats Denounce Grassley Blue Slip Decision Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Nov. 14, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Jacking Reed, Hearing on Department of Defense Nominations Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Nov. 9, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Gene L. Dodaro, GAO - Examine Pruitt's Science Advisory Board Double Standard Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Nov. 9, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Jacking Reed, Hearing to Consider Department of Defense Nominations Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Nov. 9, 2017 Letter to Robert E. Murray, CEO, Murray Energy Corporation - Coal Baron's Marching Orders for EPA Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Nov. 8, 2017 Letter to the Hon. R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor - Job Corps Capacity Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
Oct. 30, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Kevin Brady, Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, and the Hon. Richard Neal, Ranking Member - Bipartisan Effort to Protect Historic Tax Credit Led by Rep. Blum and Rep. McKinley Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Oct. 30, 2017 Whitehouse Statement on Indictments, Plea in Mueller Investigation Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Oct. 30, 2017 Cicilline Statement on Special Counsel Investigation Rep. David Cicilline Pawtucket, RI
Oct. 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Eric D. Hargan, Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services - Draft Strategic Plan for FY2018-2022 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Oct. 25, 2017 Whitehouse, Merkley Call on Dourson to Address Key Ethics Concerns Ahead of Committee Vote Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Oct. 24, 2017 Letter to Michael Dourson, Adviser to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Unconfirmed Nominee Running the Environmental Protection Agency Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Oct. 18, 2017 Letter to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity - Voter Data and Transparency About How Sensitive Data Will be Used Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Oct. 16, 2017 Letter to Eric M. Thorson, IG Department of Treasury - Democrats Urge Treasury IG to Investigate Noreika's SGE Status Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Oct. 12, 2017 Cicilline Statement on Puerto Rico Aid Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Oct. 11, 2017 Cicilline, Top Dems Introduce DRAIN the Swamp Act Rep. David Cicilline Washington,DC
Oct. 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Answer Questions on Conversations with Trump Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Oct. 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine C. Duke, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security - Violations of Current Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection Policies Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2017 Letter to Commissioner Koskinen, Internal Revenue Service - Rescind $7.2 Million No-Bid Equifax Contract Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Oct. 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Koskinen, Commissioner, IRS - Rescind $7 Million Equifax Contract Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Oct. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior - Democrats Demand Answers About Sec. Zinke's Travel Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Sept. 29, 2017 Whitehouse Presses Civil Rights Nominee on Communication With Members of Trump Voter Commission Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Sept. 29, 2017 Cicilline Statement on Resignation of HHS Secretary Tom Price Rep. David Cicilline Pawtucket, RI
Sept. 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Public Deserves Answers on Taxpayer-funded Private Jet Travel Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2017 Six Questions for HHS Inspector General Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General, the Hon. Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General, the Hon. Rachel Brand, Associate Attorney General, the Hon. John Gore, Acting Assistant Attorney General - Explain Role in Trump Voter Integrity Commission Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Alexander Acosta, Department of Labor - Administration Too Lax on Worker Safety Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Mick Mulvaney, Director of Office of Management and Budget Director - Taxpayer Funded Travel for Executive Branch Officials Sen. John Reed Unknown
Sept. 14, 2017 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018--Continued Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Sept. 14, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Historic Workforce Reduction at EPA Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Sept. 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Roth, Inspector General - Does Trump Use of Private Residences Jeopardize Secret Service's Compliance with Federal Law Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Sept. 5, 2017 Mccain, Whitehouse File Brief With Supreme Court in Landmark Gerrymandering Case Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Aug. 31, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Senators Call on Pruitt to End Secrecy at EPA Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Aug. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Congress Members Call on Secretary Mattis to Rename Bases Named for Confederate Figures Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Aug. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Congress Members Call on Secretary Mattis to Rename Bases Named for Confederate Figures Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
Aug. 18, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States - Ethics Requirements for Political Appointees Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Aug. 18, 2017 Reed Statement on Bannon Departure Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Aug. 15, 2017 Reed Statement on CBO Report Showing that Trump Threats to CSR Subsidies Will Cost Patients & Taxpayers Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
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 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Aug. 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget and the Hon. Neomi Rao, Adminstrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of the Office of Management and Budget - Regulatory Reform Task Forces Rep. David Cicilline Unknown
Aug. 4, 2017 Letter to Thomas Kane, Acting Federal Bureau of Prisons Director and Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General - Bipartisan Group Of Senators Urge DOJ To Expand Compassionate Sentence Reduction Program For Sick And Elderly Inmates Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Aug. 3, 2017 Reed Statement on Special Counsel Impaneling Grand Jury In Russia Investigation Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Aug. 1, 2017 Whitehouse Statement on Confirmation of Christopher Wray to Be Eighth FBI Director Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
July 25, 2017 Letter to Don McGahn, White House Counsel - Requesting Information on Potential Ethics Violation by Top White House Ethics Official Stefan Passantino Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
July 20, 2017 Following Request from Senators Carper and Whitehouse, GAO Will Examine EPA's Process for Selecting Advisory Board Members Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
July 20, 2017 Whitehouse Votes To Advance Nomination Of Christopher Wray For FBI Director Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
July 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense, the Hon. Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy - Comprehensive Review by Trump Administration of Role of Nuclear Weapons in U.S. Security Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
July 19, 2017 Connolly-King-Langevin Introduce Fair RETIRE Act Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
July 18, 2017 Letter to Gina Hendryx, General Counsel of Oklahoma Bar Association - Pruitt's Pattern Of Stonewalling And Dishonesty Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
July 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Appoint a New Director of the Office of Government Ethics Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
July 17, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Scott Pruitt, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, and Mr. Douglas W. Lamont, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works - 90 Day extension to Rescinding the Clean Water Rule Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
July 17, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Scott Pruitt, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, and Mr. Douglas W. Lamont, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works - 90 Day extension to Rescinding the Clean Water Rule Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
July 15, 2017 Nearly $1 Million Federal Grant Awarded to Providence for New Fire Truck & Ambulance Sen. John Reed Providence, RI
July 15, 2017 Nearly $1 Million Federal Grant Awarded to Providence for New Fire Truck & Ambulance Rep. James Langevin Providence, RI
July 15, 2017 Nearly $1 Million Federal Grant Awarded to Providence for New Fire Truck & Ambulance Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Providence, RI
July 15, 2017 Nearly $1 Million Federal Grant Awarded to Providence for New Fire Truck & Ambulance Rep. David Cicilline Providence, RI
July 14, 2017 Jayapal, Cicilline Introduce Resolution of Inquiry to Force Trump Administration Release Documents Pertaining to Possible Obstruction of Justice Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
July 12, 2017 Whitehouse Statement On Wray Confirmation Hearing Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
July 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, United States Attorney General and Thomas Wheeler, Assistant Acting Attorney General - Democrats Ask Justice Department Whether the Administration Has the Legal Authority to Request Sensitive Voter Information Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
July 11, 2017 Reed Statement on Donald Trump Jr.'s Outrageous Emails & Meeting with a 'Russian government attorney' Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
July 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, United States Attorney General and Thomas Wheeler, Assistant Acting Attorney General - Democrats Ask Justice Department Whether the Administration Has the Legal Authority to Request Sensitive Voter Information Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
July 6, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States - EPA Federal Advisory Committees Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
July 6, 2017 Letter to Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development - Restore Resources That Protect LGBTQ From Housing Discrimination Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Springfield, IL
July 6, 2017 Letter to Hon. Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States - Call On Government Watchdog To Examine Independence Of EPA Advisory Committees Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
July 5, 2017 Menendez, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Enhance Proactive Flood Mitigation Efforts Sen. John Reed Newark, NJ
June 29, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Stand Up For Students And Families, Reverse Delay Of Protections For Defrauded Students Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
June 29, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Michael E Horowitz, Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice - Investigate Whether Attorney General Violated Recusal in Comey Firing Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
June 29, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Stand Up For Students And Families, Reverse Delay Of Protections For Defrauded Students Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
June 28, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Appointment of Director of Census Bureau Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
June 22, 2017 Judiciary Democrats: Allow ABA to Review Potential Judges Before Hearings Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
June 22, 2017 Letter to Mr. Leonard Benardo, Ms. Gail Scovell, Ms. Renteria, and Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch - Information Regarding Reported Lynch Assurances to Stifle Clinton Email Investigation Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
June 21, 2017 Statement Following Meeting with Special Counsel Mueller Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
June 19, 2017 Letter to Stefan C. Passantino, Deputy Counsel to the President and Designated Agency Ethics Official - Bannon's Compliance with Ethics Laws Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
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