Sheldon Whitehouse

Sheldon Whitehouse

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

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As a coastal state’s Senator, whose state’s very map will have to be redrawn due to fossil-fuel-driven sea level rise, I applaud the Holy Father’s attention to our next “Great Flood.” Thank you, Pope Francis.

Time to come together and get this done. Despite broad popularity, including among Republicans, “Graveyard Mitch” is “fighting this in every way that we can.” He can’t tolerate Democratic victories or bipartisanship, so we are where we are.

If @EnergyTomorrow  were to put half the effort into this that they put into their decade of dark-money climate denial and obstruction, we may have a chance. Pricing carbon is the most powerful climate action we have available.

Glad the Senate has taken action to further increase the number of people who can get disability benefits immediately after an ALS diagnosis. This step builds on my ALS Disability Insurance Act, which became law late last year.

Last night, the House passed HR.1, a comprehensive package of pro-democracy reforms. It includes my campaign finance reform bill cracking down on secret spending in federal elections. On to the Senate! #DISCLOSEAct 

'And by God we’re going to stop you from scoring political points with American economic recovery, too!’

Good news. There've only been about fifty economic crash warnings from major financial companies, mortgage issuers, insurance industry, central banks, Feds, Nobel Prize economists, etc. Nice to see SEC awakening from fossil-fuel-induced slumber.

Is there still a center for the press, a wall left to defend? Have Trump fanatics damaged our Republic beyond this repair? It’s worth a try.

Need I remind everyone that big companies/trade groups sometimes tell the public one thing, and Congress another?And that Congress is quite expert at sensing what is serious and what is posture? TBD how real the carbon pricing talk is.


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

This is the pile of House-passed bills, 90% bipartisan, dead on Mitch McConnell’s desk in the Senate#LegislativeGraveyard 

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One way to clear it up? Suspend trial to depose McCarthy and Tuberville under oath and get facts. Ask Secret Service to produce for review comms back to White House re VP Pence safety during siege. What did Trump know, and when did he know it?

I don’t even know where to begin with ’s CEQ nominee Kathleen Hartnett White—she outright rejects basic science.

I wonder if Trump knows you can commit a state crime in Georgia by telephone from DC, and you can’t pardon yourself or your henchmen on state charges.

My colleagues said they supported a nominee before there was a nominee. This process is being done at breakneck speed in the middle of a pandemic while we do nothing to help Americans. We have awkward 180s from Republicans from the Garland nomination to now. All pretty unusual…

Looks like Trump’s BS-artist attorneys may have crossed the line from BS to something much more serious.