Sheldon Whitehouse

Sheldon Whitehouse


U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, the Ocean State.

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“None of those activities are reflected in standard emissions accounting, nor do they count against a company’s own calculation of its progress toward net zero, and yet they all undermine the global effort to get there.”

Time for audited corporate carbon political footprints — accounting for corporate lobbying, electioneering and trade association activities — to be the standard of good corporate citizenship and a prerequisite to participating in COP or other forums.

I’m glad to see @NOAA  announce a new proposed rule to fight back against IUU fishing & forced labor in the seafood supply chain. This is an important step towards protecting our oceans and the communities that rely on them.

The proposed rule would strengthen the Port State Measures Agreement to address IUU fishing by foreign vessels – a bill I championed and a reg I pushed for. With real enforcement, we can protect both our domestic fishing industry and our oceans.

Creating a carbon club is an excellent G-7 initiative — to work, all member countries will have to enact serious carbon reduction policies along the lines of my carbon border adjustment bill.

Right-wing dark money is behind the rot in American politics - that includes overturning Roe.

The same money & mischief that fueled the disastrous Supreme Court decision that sent abortion rights decisions to the states is also at work undermining abortion rights in those states.

In 1994, a man walked into abortion clinics in Brookline, MA with a semi-automatic rifle. He killed 2 people and wounded 5 others in his rampage. I was US Attorney for Rhode Island at the time, and our clinic, just an hour away, could have been next.

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I’ll never forget standing watch outside the RI @PPSNE  clinic with U.S. Marshals and FBI agents that day to make sure women could safely get to their doctor’s appointments. We cannot go backwards or bend to the threats of extremists.

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Thank you to @provlib  for pulling these photos from their archives.

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The Supreme Court opened the door for dark money, and we’ve been drowning in it ever since. Let’s pass my DISCLOSE Act and restore a democracy by the people, for the people.

MUST WATCH: Republican asks one of ’s US District Judge nominees basic questions of law & he can’t answer a single one. Hoo-boy.

Americans are tired of changing their clocks twice a year. When winter comes, nobody wants to be sitting in the dark. Let’s make Daylight Savings Time permanent and free ourselves from this outdated ritual.

Koch Industries has decided to continue its business operations in Russia, while the Koch Foundation runs its dark money operation here in the United States. Does that surprise anybody?

No one should be surprised at what the leak of Alito’s opinion taking away abortion rights revealed. There is a plan, and this is just one part of it.   This is why Mitch McConnell refused to let the Senate consider Judge Merrick Garland.

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