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  1. Rubio backs bill to curb drug abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Hill

    Sen. Marco Rubio is signing on to a bill to combat drug abuse as he competes in the presidential primary in New Hampshire, which has one of the nation's worst rates of opioid abuse. The Florida Republican said Monday that he is supporting a bipartisan bill from Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rob Portman that would expand treatment and prevention efforts aimed at curbing prescription drug and heroin abuse.

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  2. Hundreds attend Buddy's funeral massRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

    ... speak at the drop of a dime." Some notable politicians missing from the funeral mass include U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Senator Jack Reed and U.S. Congressman David Cicilline. Whitehouse was U.S. Attorney at the start of the investigation ...

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  3. Senate Judiciary Committee Passes Amended Defend Trade Secrets Act. What Changed?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | Eric Goldman

    ... are to execute the order. Comment: This language was undoubtedly added to address concerns that Senator Sheldon Whitehouse raised during the hearing on DTSA that was held before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary in December of 2015. His ...

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  4. GoLocalProv | News | Secrets and Scandals: Reforming Rhode Island 1986-2006, Chapter 49Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 18 | Go Local

    ... of powers task force had morphed into a Separation of Powers Coalition with Alan Hassenfeld and Sheldon Whitehouse as co-chairs. In 1992, Whitehouse had raised the issue with his unforgettable comment - "You will not cut the deep root of Rhode ...

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  5. Senator: BP broke the lawRead the original story

    Jun 9, 2010 | Examiner.com

    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse D-R-I, said BP has broken the law causing the Gulf of Mexico disaster that began on April 20. he said, "It's a misdemeanor statue, but it provides for at least the avenue of criminal prosecution that leads to potential criminal fines, criminal restitution to individual parties who are harmed", whitehouse said on CNBC on Tuesday. The issue is really going to be about penalities and damages.

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  6. Diagnosis Still Out Whether Senate HIT Bill Will Heal EHR IllsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | DM Review

    ... legislation also includes provisions of the TRUST IT Act introduced by Sens. Bill Cassidy, MD (R-La.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) that would make health IT systems accountable for their performance in three key areas: security, usability, and ...

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  7. Senators' Amendment To Energy Bill Calls On Fossil Fuel Industry To End Climate DenialRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Switched

    Democratic U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse , Ed Markey and Brian Schatz introduced an amendment into the energy bill yesterday intended to express Congress's disapproval of the use of industry-funded think tanks and misinformation tactics aimed at sowing doubt about climate change science. The amendment evokes the history of notorious anti-science efforts by the tobacco and lead industries to avoid accountability for the damage caused by their products, focusing similar ire on the fossil fuel industry's decades-long climate cover-up.

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  8. Senate Republicans Vote To Cover Up Payments To Politicians From Big Oil CorporationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Irregular Times

    ... politics could have finally come to the surface, to be confronted by its long, dark shadow. U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse introduced legislation, Senate Amendment 3125 , that would have required companies that bring in over one million dollars per ...

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  9. Lawmakers call for change after 60 Minutes reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | CBS News

    ... advice on how it could be done. Only one attorney flatly declined to help, and ended the meeting. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Rep. Peter King (R-NY) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) announced they'll be introducing legislation to crack down on ...

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  10. Senate rejects partisan amendments to energy billRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | The Hill

    ... taxpayers, helps Indian country, helps our environment," Barrasso said in defense of the measure. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) wanted to require fossil fuel companies to disclose big political donations that wouldn't otherwise require ...

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  11. White House to request $1 billion to counter drug abuse epidemicRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | The Hill

    ... week to efforts in the Judiciary Committee, where a bipartisan bill from Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), called the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), is moving forward with consideration this week. On ...

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  12. Some struggle with how to mark death of Buddy CianciRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | KLTV Tyler

    ... conspiracy for running the city as a criminal enterprise and spent 4A1 2 years in prison. U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, who was U.S. Attorney at the start of the criminal investigation that ultimately brought Cianci down, offered a terse reply when ...

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  13. Public Interest Organizations Support Greater Campaign Finance Disclosures by Fossil Fuel IndustryRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Common Dreams

    ... More than a third of electioneering spending by outside groups was paid for by unknown sources. U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) has introduced Amendment No. 2953 to require companies with revenue of $1 million or more derived from fossil fuel ...

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  14. Some struggle with how to mark death of Buddy CianciRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    ... conspiracy for running the city as a criminal enterprise and spent 4A1 2 years in prison. U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, who was U.S. Attorney at the start of the criminal investigation that ultimately brought Cianci down, offered a terse reply when ...

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  15. Rhode Island offers $2,500 rebates to buy electric carsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | The Day

    ... to the rebates now offered in neighboring Connecticut and Massachusetts, said Democratic U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, who also spoke at the car show Friday. The money for Rhode Island's program is distributed by the state attorney general's office. ...

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  16. Buddy Cianci to lie in repose in Providence City HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | NorthJersey.com

    In this Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci attends a campaign fundraising event in Providence, R.I. U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, who was U.S. Attorney at the start of the criminal investigation that ultimately brought Cianci down, offered a terse reply when asked about his death on Friday.

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  17. The Latest: Whitehouse offers terse comment on Cianci deathRead the original story

    Friday Jan 29 | Washington Times

    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, who was U.S. Attorney when federal authorities began a criminal investigation into former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci , offered a terse reply when asked about his death. Whitehouse, a Democrat, told The Associated Press on Friday that he sends condolences to Cianci's family.

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  18. Senator: BP broke the lawRead the original story

    Jun 9, 2010 | Examiner.com

    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse D-R-I, said BP has broken the law causing the Gulf of Mexico disaster that began on April 20. he said, "It's a misdemeanor statue, but it provides for at least the avenue of criminal prosecution that leads to potential criminal fines, criminal restitution to individual parties who are harmed", whitehouse said on CNBC on Tuesday. The issue is really going to be about penalities and damages.

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  19. Senate Dems ask EPA to do more on methane emissionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | The Hill

    A group of Senate Democrats is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate methane leaks from existing oil and natural gas wells. The 21 senators, led by Sens. Brian Schatz and Sheldon Whitehouse , said the EPA didn't go far enough last year when it proposed new rules to cut down on methane leaks but only for wells drilled after the final regulation is written.

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  20. Senate Overwhelmingly Approves Nuclear Energy LegislationRead the original story

    Friday Jan 29 | Cape May County Herald

    The U.S. Senate approved overwhelmingly legislation, introduced by Sens. Cory Booker , Mike Crapo , Sheldon Whitehouse , Jim Risch , Orrin Hatch , Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin that would increase collaboration among private industry, universities, and national laboratories to facilitate the development of advanced nuclear technologies. The vote of 87 to 4 to approve the amendment makes it a part of a larger energy policy reform bill before the Senate.

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