Sheldon Whitehouse

Sheldon Whitehouse


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

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Central Falls - the hardest hit part of RI in the pandemic - has had to rely on ambulances from other cities and towns to transport patients to the hospital. It’s a relief that we were able to secure federal funding so that the City can soon have 2 rescues of its own.

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Is Justice Alito defending the Court? Or the right-wing scheme that captured it?

Basically corporate America sucks on climate when in Congress (a) because their trade associations suck and (b) because so many have “other priorities” like tax breaks, deregulation, etc. that they see as immediate bottom-line stuff. And suck they do.

Next week, all 50 Democrats will push to protect the integrity of our elections and end the scourge of dark money in our democracy. Republicans need to choose: rid our system of dark money or let secret interests attack the right to vote.

99,000 Americans dead due to overdose – it’s past time to act. My bipartisan CARA 3.0 and TREATS Act would expand the drug prevention, treatment, and recovery we need. Let’s pass them now.

Had a great time earlier this week visiting El Cafetal Mexican Grill & Bar in Pawtucket with Oscar Mejias, the founder and CEO of @RIHispanicChamb . His organization is working to support a growing local business community.

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Something we’ve known for, oh, maybe a decade. Glad to see us getting around to this at last. Thank you to President Biden for finally getting it done

We needed a serious review not a faculty lounge rumination. Very disappointing whiff.

Big donors spent $400 million to shape a federal judiciary they could direct at voting rights, labor unions, & abortion access. My DISCLOSE Act would stop that anonymous flow of cash and protect our judiciary from dark money influence.

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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 long-delayed answer confirms how badly we were spun by Director Wray and the FBI in the Kavanaugh background investigation and hearing.

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?

Resetting our clocks twice a year worked for Americans a century ago, but it’s time for a change. Instead of regularly disrupting our lives, we can make Daylight Savings Time permanent and give families more sunlight to enjoy after work and school.

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