Rhode Island Democrat talks to the Guardian about the president’s climate record and targeting oil industry’s ‘achilles heel’
Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse violated a conflict-of-interest law with 2 late stock purchase disclosures
Whitehouse, who represents Rhode Island, supports a recent push to ban members of Congress from buying and selling stocks.
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The US Senate is not a crowded, rambunctious place like Britain’s House of Commons or other more lively legislative bodies around the world. Members are accustomed to speaking among row after row of empty desks, unheckled by absent colleagues. This has not deterred Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) from stepping into the arena to champion urgent causes.
Sheldon Whitehouse has revived his weekly floor speeches on climate change with a stark warning: "We just aren't making progress."
He resumed the weekly tradition, which began in 2012 and lasted nine years. What happened: After a hiatus of more than a year, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) took to the floor for his 280th "Time to Wake Up" speech on climate change and slammed the lack of progress. "We just...
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – One year ago this week, a mob of rioters broke into the U.S. Capitol in Washington, assaulting Capitol Police officers. U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse was at the Capitol that day and recalls his experience, then reflects on the state of the country and how divided the nation is one year later.
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse made global news after he told GoLocal’s News Editor Kate Nagle about his family’s decades of membership in the elitist Bailey’s Beach Club. “It's a long tradition in Rhode Island and there are many of them and I think we just need to...
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse joined Cheddar to discuss the latest push to get rid of Daylight Savings Time. A practice where several say can cause havoc on one's sleeping schedule and cause disruptions to our economy.
Whitehouse Cheers House Passage of Historic Infrastructure Bill. Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) cheered passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. “Working across the aisle, I was proud to deliver funding in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to upgrade...
Chuck talks with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham about the former president's final weeks in office. He also sits down with Nick Clegg, Facebook’s VP of Global Affairs, on the reform needed on the platform. Yamiche Alcindor, Donna Edwards and David French join the Meet the Press roundtable.Oct. 10, 2021.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) confirms that Senate Democrats will move forward with a short term hike of the debt limit through December using the regular order optionOct. 6, 2021.
Sheldon Whitehouse Asks Jan. 6 Commission to Probe Links Between Dark Money Groups and Capitol Attack – Brett Wilkins
Linking the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol with a protracted effort by secretive right-wing groups and wealthy GOP contributors, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on Friday called for investigating dark money organizations and influential donors who allegedly organized and funded the deadly attack in a failed bid to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
The Black Lives Matter Rhode Island chapter is demanding Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse cut all ties with an exclusive Newport beach club or resign. "This is an issue that’s not going to go away, and Senator Whitehouse needs to address it. He needs to take it on," the group’s Mark Fisher told ABC6 on Wednesday. "If he thinks we’re just going to forget about it, if he thinks that it’s going to get swept under the rug, it’s not."
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse now has more to say about questions raised regarding his affiliation with an exclusive beach club in Newport, Rhode Island, his home state. He released a lengthy statement Wednesday — days after he had first spoken with a local Rhode Island news site, GoLocal Providence, about the club.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said in a statement Wednesday that he is a member of an exclusive Rhode Island sailing club that lacks diversity. Why it matters: Whitehouse has repeatedly spoken out against systemic racism and come under scrutiny this week for his family's affiliation with elite clubs. This is the second such club accused of lacking diversity that the senator has been linked to in recent days.
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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) denied Wednesday that he is a member of an exclusive Newport beach club accused of only admitting white people and insisted that the organization does have “non-white members.”. In a lengthy statement, Whitehouse said he would not ask his wife or any of his other relatives...
Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Wednesday said he belongs to a sailing club that lacks diversity. The sailing club is distinct from Bailey’s Beach Club, an elite Rhode Island organization that allegedly is predominantly White and to which he has been previously linked. In a statement to Fox News, Whitehouse he is not a member of the beach club, though his family is and they will remain so.
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is the most despicable kind of racist. The Rhode Island Democrat publicly tags his political opponents as racists, bemoaning "systemic racism" while secretly belonging to an allegedly all-white private beach club in toney Newport. Whitehouse is a "white knight" who fights fiercely the white supremacists, the...
A Democratic senator who came under fire earlier this week over his membership in an elite Rhode Island beach club is now defending the club against accusations of racism. Earlier this week, a reporter for GoLocalProv asked Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) about his membership in Bailey’s Beach Club in Newport, which the outlet claimed does not have any people of color as members.
Some spaces in our society are still quietly able to get away with maintaining a white status quo — though every now and then, one gets loudly called out. Such is the case with Bailey's Beach Club, the allegedly all-white private social club frequented by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, attention to which sparked a furor this week.
NEWPORT — U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse released a statement late Wednesday afternoon regarding the controversy he is a member of an elite private beach club that has been questioned about the lack of diversity in its membership. In the statement, Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat and Newport resident, denied his...