13 hrs ago
Sit-in at Whitehouse's Providence office
Six environmental activists sat in Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's office for two hours Tuesday.
21 hrs ago
Sentencing Law and Policy
Senator Whitehouse defends risk-assessment tools for some sentencing determinations
The New York Times today published this letter-response by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse to this recent NYT commentary expressing concern about the use of risj-assessment tools in sentencing decision making.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
'Paramilitarizing' the South China Sea
'Paramilitarizing' the South China Sea By Peter Lee Usually, my predictions don't pan out so quickly.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
The Big Picture
The Science of Climate Change
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse rips into Sen. Jim Inhofe for blocking a resolution that would have acknowledged the reality of climate change Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge.
Foster's Daily Democrat
Dark Money Threatens Our Democracy
How do we respect and enhance the freedom of expression enshrined in the First Amendment while protecting the government from being corrupted by the unchecked flow of money to public officials? We have wrestled with this problem for well over a hundred years through periodic scandals and periodic corrections, new laws and new ways to evade those ... (more)
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Congress Knows It Has A Lot Of 'Work' To Do, But Clearly, Something Is 'Not Working'
As Congress enjoys a five-week summer recess , its body of "work" has already reached historically low levels in one key area.
Democrats Increasingly Side With Oil, Gas Industries
The oil and gas industries are getting a surprising boost from Democrats as they join Republicans in backing legislation sought by companies to maintain the energy boom, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
Sen. McCain returns to Hanoi and urges U.S. to sell them lethal weapons
After being held prisoner and being tortured by Vietnamese soldiers, Sen. McCain now wants to arm the Vietnam army with lethal weapons.
The News Tribune
Bill would add injury to an already flawed bankruptcy law
Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island has introduced a bill that would allow people with high medical bills to bankrupt their student loans.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Malaysian National News Agency
US Ready To Work With Vietnam To Complete TPP
The US is ready to work with Vietnam to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse told the media here.
Former POW McCain Says Time to Lift Vietnam Weapons Ban
U.S. Senator John McCain , who spent almost six years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, has vowed to push Congress to lift a ban on the sale of lethal weapons to the Southeast Asia nation.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Senate grinds to halt
The bad feelings between the party floor leaders in the U.S. Senate is dragging business to a halt, according to the Washington Post.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Salt Lake Tribune
Commentary: McArdle: Adding injury to an already f...
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D.-R.I., has introduced a bill that would allow people with high medical bills to bankrupt their student loans.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
The media's big torture lie: "Enhanced...
Americans tortured. We've seen pictures. Reports prove it. Why does the media still refuse to call it what it is? "U.S. Senate 'Torture' Report Summary to Be Declassified in a Few Days," a Reuters headline reported Tuesday , complete with scare quotes around the word "torture."
Sun Aug 03, 2014
The Washington Post
CIA director chastised by some, defended by others on Sunday shows
CIA Director John Brennan apologized this week after an internal agency report showed that CIA employees improperly searched computers used by Senate staffers probing the agency's interrogation techniques.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse schools climate deniers in Senate, drops mic
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Sen. James Inhofe are practically like Batman and Joker around here .
Thu Jul 31, 2014
New York Daily News
Senators told to close loophole that lets some domestic abusers buy guns
Rep. Gwen Moore , left, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. Donna Edwards hold news conference this week to propose legislation that would encourage states to remove firearms from domestic abusers.
New York Daily News
Democrats push to protect 'dating' women from gun violence
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse led the calls to expand those covered by the federal Violence Against Women Act.
Paul Ryan Says Climate Change Is An Excuse To Illegally Grow Government And Raise Taxes
Rep. Paul Ryan said Wednesday that "climate change occurs no matter what," but that the EPA's recent efforts to reduce emissions from existing power plants are "outside of the confines of the law," and "an excuse to grow government, raise taxes and slow down economic growth."
Medicare should pay for skilled nursing services without a qualifying ...
The time has come to eliminate hospital stay requirements for beneficiaries to qualify for Medicare coverage of skilled nursing services, experts told a Senate committee Wednesday.