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  1. Senators look to promote health data sharing with new billRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Federal Computer Week

    A pair of U.S. Senators are teaming up on a bid to improve interoperability between electronic health care records platforms. Sens. Bill Cassidy Sheldon Whitehouse will introduce new legislation on Oct 6, entitled The Transparent Ratings on Usability and Security to Transform Information Technology Act of 2015.


  2. Climate Hawks Vote: Obama Should Sue Exxon Under RICORead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Crooks and Liars

    ... parallel to the Big Tobacco investigation - is here . Our third, on the op-ed written last May by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which also calls for a RICO investigation, is here . The calls for a RICO investigation are starting again, thanks to the ...


  3. We need an insurance policy for climate changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Hill

    On Sept. 25, Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse detailed his plan for combating climate change in the United States: put a price on the main instigator, carbon dioxide.


  4. Bipartisan Carbon Tax Back From the DeadRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Triple Pundit

    "This isn't an olive branch; it's an olive limb," explains former congressman Bob Inglis , describing how pending carbon tax legislation might appeal to Republicans. The limb in question is a 4 percentage point reduction in corporate taxes across the board, one of the key functions of the American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act , introduced by Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse , an "undeniable," liberal and Brian Schatz, .


  5. EDITORIAL: Sentencing reforms possible when politicos don't criminalize one anotherRead the original story

    Sunday | Waco Tribune-Herald

    ... (including job-training, drug rehabilitation and even faith-based programs). He and Rhode Island Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse incorporated reforms successfully implemented by the state of Texas in ways that Cornyn says reduced crime rates, ...


  6. Cooler Heads Digest 02 October 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 3 | NH Insider

    ... to you in the face of a recalcitrant Congress. One additional tool - recently proposed by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI] - is a RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) investigation of corporations and other organizations that ...


  7. Food company execs want Congress to get off its butt and do something about climate changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 2 | Grist Magazine

    ... in the upcoming U.N. climate talks in Paris. The food execs also met on Capitol Hill with Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) and Republican Rep. Chris Gibson (N.Y.), one of the few conservative voices of reason on climate change. Climate ...


  8. Portman will address addiction rally on National MallRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 2 | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... and the 350 lives lost every day. For Portman, it's a chance to highlight a bill he is pushing with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I . The bill would expand prevention and educational efforts, expand the availability of naloxone to help reverse ...


  9. Newsweek Once Again Fails To Disclose An Op-Ed Writer's Oil Industry TiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 1 | Media Matters for America

    ... more than 20 years discrediting the research its own scientists had once confirmed." Additionally, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and a group of 20 prominent scientists have called for an investigation of "corporations and other organizations that ...


  10. EDITORIAL: Republicans in Congress should focus on action, not obstructionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 2 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act introduced by Cornyn and supported by Democrats like Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island shows how government is supposed to work.The bill is designed to get as many as 6,000 non-violent drug offenders out of prison - after many have served long sentences anyway - to free up costly prison cells for more ... (more)


  11. Senate triumphant prison reform a human rights victoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 1 |

    ... The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 is also sponsored by Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and Cory Booker ...


  12. Washington gets even more old school at Tadich Grill openingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 1 | The Washington Post

    ... seafood and the resto's famous cioppino. Political VIP's such as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), Rep. Jim Costa (D-Calif.), Hunter Biden and political pundit Mark Russell attended. ...


  13. A Rare Bipartisan Effort To Reform The Criminal Justice SystemRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 1 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    Sen. Tim Scott jokes with Democratic senators including Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol announcing a bipartisan effort to reform the criminal justice system. The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 also grants judges greater discretion when sentencing lower-level drug crimes and addresses rehabilitation programs to help former inmates reenter society.


  14. Scientists urge jail time for those who question climate changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 1 | World Magazine

    ... don't have to give us payment information right now.) The letter supports a recent proposal made by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., to initiate a RICO investigation of fossil fuel corporations and their supporters. Whitehouse compared fossil fuel ...


  15. Food Giants Align For Climate ActionRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 1 | Switched

    ... and Nestle appeared at an event on Capitol Hill calling for strong government action on climate. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Rep. Chris Gibson (R-N.Y.) hosted the event with the sustainable business group Ceres. Whitehouse has been a major ...


  16. Food Industry To Congress: We Need You To Act On Climate ChangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 1 | ThinkProgress

    ... "We need to work together. We need governments to be involved." The roundtable was sponsored by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Sen. Chris Gibson (R-NY). In his opening remarks, Whitehouse commented on the "historic" nature of the event, noting ...


  17. Getting Rich off Climate ExtremismRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 1 | Real Clear Politics

    ... risks of climate change," a (criminally irresponsible) tactic initially proposed by Rhode Island senator Sheldon Whitehouse in a Washington Post op-ed in May. The letter could be found on the website of the Institute of Global Environment and ...


  18. Senate EHR legislation loomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 1 | Federal Computer Week

    ... om impeding technological innovation. On the legislative side, Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) said he and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) planned to release proposed legislation on EHR interoperability on Oct. 6.


  19. Senators Unveil a Modest but Historic Justice Reform CompromiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2015 | FreedomWorks

    ... different perspectives -- including Mike Lee (R-Utah), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) -- but he is also the lead sponsor. Between 1980 and 2013, the federal prison population grew by nearly 800 percent, ...


  20. Laughs and a Hug at Sentencing Overhaul UnveilingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 1 | Roll Call

    ... said of Durbin and fellow Democratic Sens. Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont, Charles E. Schumer of New York, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, and Republican Sens. John Cornyn of Texas, Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, Mike Lee of Utah and Tim Scott of ...