Sheldon Whitehouse

R.I. needs to shore up cyber defenses for election, officials say

U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse met with Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea Monday to discuss ways to keep the state’s …

Rhode Island

Cruelty of incompetence continues at border: Sen. Whitehouse

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI, discusses Tuesday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration enforcement and family reunification and what …

Senate Judiciary Committee

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Weighs In Ahead Of Brett Kavanaugh's Testimony

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse D-R.I., about what he's hoping to learn about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh from his testimony and requested documents.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>We're joined now by Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island and member of the …

The White House

Trump signs legislation to rename Bristol post office for fallen soldier

President Donald Trump has signed into law legislation to to rename the post office in Bristol in honor of 1st Sgt. P. Andrew McKenna, a Green Beret …

Special Forces

Bristol post office to be named after Army Green Beret

A U.S. Post Office in Bristol will be named after an Army Green Beret who was killed in Afghanistan.<p>U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and …

Business

Six Senators key to TSCA reform question EPA’s new chemical reviews in letter to Wheeler

<i>Richard Denison, Ph.D.,</i> is a Lead Senior Scientist.<p>In a letter sent today to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Acting Administrator Andrew …

EPA

KHNL : 'Protecting our land': Sen. Hirono introduces new bill to preserve native plant species

Top Stories<p>'Protecting our land': Sen. Hirono introduces new bill to preserve native plant species<p>Posted: 07/18/2018 11:40 PM<p>HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) …

Conservation

Full Whitehouse: 'Pattern' of conservative justices deciding in favor of special interests

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) speaks to Katy about the larger impact of Brett Kavanaugh potentially joining the Supreme Court

U.S. Politics

Senator warns of 'dark money' behind Supreme Court process

Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse tells Ari Melber that the Judiciary Committee process has become a “joke” as a result of “special interests” …

Politics

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on the flawed Supreme Court nomination process.

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The White House

Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on confirmation hearings, the Supreme Court, and dark money.

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Rhode Island

Judiciary Committee Senator Whitehouse says Manafort and Cohen expected to flip leading to 'panic in Trumpland'

Senate Judiciary Committee member Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) has concluded there is “panic” surrounding President Donald Trump as speculation grows …

Donald Trump

GAO to look into Trump's reduction of carbon social costs

A government watchdog has agreed to review the Trump administration's method for calculating the social cost of carbon, including examining the …

Climate

Sheldon Whitehouse chides Scott Pruitt with nickname competition

Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse started a nickname competition on Twitter Friday for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator …

Scott Pruitt

Democratic senator to Pope: Big Oil is "duplicitous"

Big oil companies set to meet with Pope Francis later this week are being "duplicitous" in their support for addressing climate change, Sen. Sheldon …

Energy

Lincoln Chafee upset with Dems' 'appetite' for 2016 autopsy, won't challenge Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee cited his frustration with the Democratic Party's "appetite" to perform an autopsy on the 2016 presidential …

Government

Lincoln Chafee rules out primary challenge to Sen. Whitehouse

Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee will not seek to challenge Sen. Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseOvernight Defense: Officials make show of …

Government

Democratic senators probe the extent of Koch brothers' influence on Trump administration policy

A group of six Democratic senators wrote to the Trump administration last month asking it to explain its ties to the conservative fossil fuel magnates Charles and David Koch.<p>The Koch brothers have claimed credit for administration policies such as shrinking national monuments, gutting the Obama-era …

The White House

Sheldon Whitehouse Hates Corporate Lobbying — Except When It Comes To Climate Change

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has been a longtime critic of money in politics, but the Rhode Island Democrat seemingly holds a different standard when it …

The White House

Chafee May Challenge Whitehouse In Primary

Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (D) says he is “very likely” to enter the Democratic primary against the man who defeated him for the same …

Rhode Island

Lincoln Chafee says he’ll ‘very likely’ challenge Whitehouse in Senate primary

Former Gov. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island said on Wednesday that he would “very likely” challenge Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse in the state’s upcoming Democratic primary.<p>During an interview with WPRI, Chafee, who launched a longshot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination during the 2016 …

Government

EPA inspector general to probe Pruitt's use of taxpayer-funded security detail on trips to Disneyland, Rose Bowl game

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) inspector general will investigate Administrator Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittProsecutors …

Rose Bowl

#Unbelievable: What was the head of the EPA doing in Morocco?

The EPA says he was there for meetings on “liquefied natural gas imports”, which Senator Sheldon Whitehouse pointed out, is not under the agency’s …

Politics

Whitehouse Signals Opposition to Pompeo Nomination | U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island

<i>Washington, DC</i> – Today, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) released the following statement opposing the nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to …

Rhode Island

President’s Weekly Address And Democratic Weekly Address – 4/14/18

<b>WASHINGTON (CBSLA) —</b> Above you can watch President Donald Trump’s weekly address from the White House from April 14, 2018.<p>In his weekly address, …

Donald Trump

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse: Michael Cohen could flip on Trump to avoid criminal charges

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse said Tuesday that it’s “very likely” that there will be a criminal investigation into longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.<p>“I …

Donald Trump

Agent on security detail reassigned after telling Pruitt he couldn't use siren for nonemergencies: report

A security agent was removed from Environmental Protection Agency head Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittOvernight Energy: Trump elephant trophy …

The White House

Whitehouse: EPA’s Pruitt Took Security Detail to Rose Bowl, Disneyland

New information raises more questions about Trump administration officials’ spending of taxpayer money<p>Environmental Protection Agency Administrator …

Politics

Sen. Whitehouse: Pruitt Took Security Detail to Disneyland, Rose Bowl

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt took his security detail on several unofficial trips, including to Disneyland and the Rose …

Rose Bowl

Dem Senator: Pruitt took taxpayer-funded security detail to Disneyland, Rose Bowl game

Sen. Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseOvernight Defense: Officials make show of force on election security | Dems want probe into Air Force One …

Rose Bowl