U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, the Ocean State.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you to @provlib for pulling these photos from their archives.
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.
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 Let’s make Daylight Savings Time permanent and free ourselves from this outdated ritual.
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.