Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse rebuts "magical thinking" masquerading as religious viewpoint on carbon pollution.
Tuesday, May 14
Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) took the floor of the U.S. Senate Wednesday to rebut the remark of a fellow senator, whom, he said, told him God wouldn't allow humanity to ruin the planet with carbon pollution and climate change. "It is less an expression of religious thinking than it is of magical thinking," Whitehouse said. The remark sweeps aside consequences, duty, responsibility and awareness of the issue of climate change, he said. "That is seeking magical deliverance from our troubles, not divine guidance through our troubles," Whitehouse said. The senator hasn't attributed the remark that spurred the speech, but The Huffington Post reports Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) recently said he didn't know what humans have done to Mother Nature. In …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The RI senator was overwhelmingly re-elected in November.
Thursday, January 3
The following information is from a press release issued by News from U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. Washington, DC – Today, marking the start of the 113th Congress, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) was sworn in to his second term as Rhode Island’s junior senator. The Oath of Office was administered by Vice President Joe Biden during a ceremony on the Senate Floor. Whitehouse was accompanied by Rhode Island’s senior senator, Jack Reed. “It has been my life’s honor to serve the people of Rhode Island in the United States Senate, and I thank them for putting their trust in me for another six years,” said Whitehouse. “In the months and years ahead, I will continue the fights that I began during my first term: to support middle …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Plan your vote ahead of time. Take a look at Tuesday's primary ballot for both Bristol and Warren.
An interesting race shaping up for Congress and a slate of Bristol Town Council candidates highlight the ballot as East Bay voters head to the polls Tuesday. Rep. David Cicilline faces a challege from Anthony Gemma and Christopher Young to continue his position as District 1 Representative. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is unopposed in this year's primary. Locally, Bristol Town Council candidates square off for a two year term. Voters may choose five candidates among Armand Bilotti, Nathan Calouro, Raymond Cordeiro, Richard Ruggiero, Edwad Stuart, Jr., Stephen Katz and Timthy Sweeney. Council Chairman Kenneth Marshall and Warren resident John Hanley face off for a shot at Distrct 68 state representative. Check out the attached pdf sample …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The stop is part of the senator's month-long "jobs tour" of Rhode Island.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse continued his month-long jobs tour of the state in Bristol Tuesday, visiting Bristol Boat Company, a locally owned and operated small business with a 30-year history of building and renovating boats. “Boat manufacturers and marine trades and industries are an important part of our Rhode Island economy, particularly here in the East Bay,” Whitehouse said in a release. “I’m going to keep fighting for legislation in the Senate that helps our manufacturers compete and create jobs, and it was great to hear from Bristol Boat today about what they need to succeed and grow.” During his jobs tour, Whitehouse said he is aiming to hear from small business owners and employees about what they need to succeed in this tough …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The following arrest was reported by the Middletown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Alexander Whitehouse, of Newport, the 19-year-old son of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, was arrested early this morning on charges of driving under the influence. His passenger, 18 year-old Robert Bauer, of Portsmouth, was also arrested for possession of marijuana. Police said around 1:25 this morning a witness called the Middletown Police to report a car that was operating in an erratic manner at the intersection of Green End Avenue and Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown. The witness said the passenger was holding a beer bottle and both individuals in the car appeared to be intoxicated. Whitehouse's car allegedly drove into the 7-Eleven parking lot on Aquidneck Avenue at a high rate of speed and they stumbled out of the car, said police…