Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse http://ripr.org en Groups Opposing Gas Pipeline Expansion Stage Sit-In At Sen. Whitehouse's Office http://ripr.org/post/groups-opposing-gas-pipeline-expansion-stage-sit-sen-whitehouses-office <p>A few Burrillville residents and climate change activists staged a sit-in at Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s office in downtown Providence this morning. They want him to oppose the expansion of an existing natural gas pipeline system.</p><p></p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 38497 at http://ripr.org U.S. Senators To Speak All Night To Urge Climate Change Action http://ripr.org/post/us-senators-speak-all-night-urge-climate-change-action <p>Climate change is real, but solvable. That’s the message Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and nearly 30 other&nbsp; U.S. Democratic senators want to send to Congress as they pull an all-night session on the Senate floor tonight.</p><p></p><p>In a teleconference, the president of the League of Conservation Voters said gathering nearly 30 senators from at least 20 states to talk about climate change is unprecedented. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse added that&nbsp;tonight’s speeches are a sign Congress can pass a climate bill, but there’s more work to do.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:41:19 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 30236 at http://ripr.org U.S. Senators To Speak All Night To Urge Climate Change Action New England Fishermen To Receive Nearly $33 Million In Disaster Relief http://ripr.org/post/new-england-fishermen-receive-nearly-33-million-disaster-relief <p>Nearly $33 million in disaster relief money will soon flow to help New England fishermen hurting from declining fish stocks and tighter fishing limits. The federal government declared a fisheries disaster last year in Rhode Island. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, and Reps. Jim Langevin and David Cicilline joined other congressional leaders to include $74 million in fisheries disaster in the fiscal year 2014 appropriations bill.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:02:04 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 29802 at http://ripr.org New England Fishermen To Receive Nearly $33 Million In Disaster Relief Sen. Whitehouse Introduces Legislation To Continue National Estuary Program http://ripr.org/post/sen-whitehouse-introduces-legislation-continue-national-estuary-program <p>Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has introduced legislation to re-authorize the National Estuary Program, which would benefit Narragansett Bay.</p><p>The program was first established in 1987 by the late Republican Senator John Chafee. It aimed to protect and restore estuaries from pollution and overdevelopment. An estuary is the area where fresh water meets the ocean.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:35:50 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 29698 at http://ripr.org Sen. Whitehouse Introduces Legislation To Continue National Estuary Program Sen. Whitehouse Talks With Alaskans Threatened By Climate Change http://ripr.org/post/sen-whitehouse-talks-alaskans-threatened-climate-change <p>In Washington D.C., Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse will talk with Alaska Natives this morning to find out how extreme coastal erosion caused by climate change may force them to relocate from their village.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change, co-chaired by Sen. Whitehouse and Ca. Rep. Henry Waxman, is hosting five residents from the Alaskan village of Shishmaref.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 27607 at http://ripr.org Sen. Whitehouse Talks With Alaskans Threatened By Climate Change U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Increases Call For Climate Change Action http://ripr.org/post/us-sen-sheldon-whitehouse-increases-call-climate-change-action <p>Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) announced a new initiative aimed at pushing for urgent action on climate change. &nbsp;</p><p>This is one of several efforts by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse to address climate change. He’s delivered weekly speeches on the issue for more than a year and formed the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change last year with Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA).</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:44:39 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 27509 at http://ripr.org U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Increases Call For Climate Change Action Which RI Senator Shuns The U.S. Senate Secret Santa Exchange? http://ripr.org/post/which-ri-senator-shuns-us-senate-secret-santa-exchange <p>The U.S. Senate <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/12/18/255185918/senates-secret-santa-successful">had its Secret Santa gift exchange</a>, and one of Rhode Island’s senators bowed out of the fun. For the last three years Minnesota Sen. Al Franken has arranged the bipartisan Secret Santa. But Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse said he loves to torment his friend, Sen. Franken, by refusing to take part in the affair.</p><p>Whitehouse said Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid also passes up the chance to swap a cheap gift with a fellow U.S. Senator.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:18:11 +0000 Catherine Welch 26502 at http://ripr.org Which RI Senator Shuns The U.S. Senate Secret Santa Exchange?