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U.S. Senator from #RhodeIsland, the Ocean State. Connect with me on Facebook: https://t.co/UCCVc6TDBg

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It’s one of many pieces to solve the puzzle, a #priceoncarbon nationally being the biggest and most vital. https://t.co/wH88BR52scWe can’t count entirely on this, but it could be a big part of the solution, and my #carbon capture bill getting pa… https://t.co/KBexmaOUDF
10/19
2018
My breakthrough bipartisan ocean plastics bill, recently signed into law by Trump, is a beachhead. Bipartisan Senat… https://t.co/h2dkKMqCNcThe only responsible & legally correct thing for the @EPA to do is to withdraw this scientifically unsupported prop… https://t.co/LF6JrxXhy2Glad to see @BillGates is supporting Washington State’s carbon fee initiative. Bad guys deploy money and muscle; go… https://t.co/1f7vPMsVCgLast year’s #ACA repeal debate showed us that every voice matters. I am proud to stand with @SenJackReed, @CCAPORG,… https://t.co/6XpZfkWNXARepublicans & #Trump aren’t done gunning for the health care law & now they’re coming for #Medicare & #Medicaid. Th… https://t.co/sK8MGqHgSwThis excellent article is buttressed by an added point: the fossil fuel industry protects a massive subsidy ($700B/… https://t.co/uri7Pz17cJ
10/18
2018
Happy talk is one thing. The test will be what he does about the 73-decision partisan romp his “Roberts 5” took t… https://t.co/1LIWMFPhP6Perhaps Roberts can then explain the 73 decisions in which he led the #Republican appointees to deliver 5-4 partisa… https://t.co/wkVabC3dIX#Kavanaugh talked about joining a “team of nine.” In fact, he joins a team of five that reliably delivers big wins… https://t.co/xe28P41N8l
10/17
2018
Legal acts done to obstruct justice, for instance, are still obstruction, with “corrupt intent.” https://t.co/Sp25wd6roHI understand why #Sessions doesn’t want his fellow Trumpkins to answer questions under oath, but it’s just legally… https://t.co/ZE9eo7qUXO.@universityofri presentation: Flooding model for @QuonsetRI with Cat 4 high tide storm, zero sea level rise. Piers… https://t.co/LniJYAVDhPThank you, Senator, for being a great leader, advocate, and bulldog for Rhode Island, and the coastal issues we fac… https://t.co/i8IwSOCgKK
Retweeted by Sheldon Whitehouse @SenWhitehouse Thank you for shadowing and you are always welcome at Chariho Middle School. @NASSP @GWapleshttps://t.co/0YrQAUhv2x
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseA beautiful day @universityofri #naragansettbaycampus with @JimLangevin and @SenWhitehouse at the Coastal Resilienc… https://t.co/HuLRsbjPV5
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseAdd in Big Oil execs saying they support a price on carbon, while Big Oil spends millions to defeat the only carbon… https://t.co/yhi1upE3EMThe primary product of the fossil fuel industry is hydrocarbons; the second is lies. https://t.co/Y8nyRKBf3BI love these fossil fuel rogues saying a #carbonprice “creates an un-level playing field within our industry,” when… https://t.co/X1fZ4IwWaYIt was a pleasure to speak at the @Coastal_States annual meeting in #RI. CSO is a leader in coastal and ocean polic… https://t.co/p8m9WzXksHThe @FEC should hold those who violate our #campaignfinance laws accountable. https://t.co/mtrbJDIXY4Given the overlap between the two entities (same staff & offices), it would be virtually impossible for employees o… https://t.co/91Ro9fuqC1The #NRA’s outside ads have an awful lot in common with the ads made by the GOP firm for the political candidates it has under contract.The @NRA may be skirting campaign finance laws to spend millions on political ads through a GOP ad firm and a shady… https://t.co/z5pknPsGFyThis is why I'm glad the bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Act included language based on my bill, the Drone Operator… https://t.co/GMEYf3venX
10/16
2018
And this opens a bright-lit pathway for state “climate nuisance” lawsuits like #RhodeIsland’s against the fossil fu… https://t.co/0kP7AMvIzKWith this brief notice, California lead paint case will stand. Hurray! Accountability at last. Sadly, #RI went a di… https://t.co/Umkdhia3bQA good piece on how @realDonaldTrump and the #Republican Senate are willing to destroy the moral underpinnings of t… https://t.co/bbYG1Fgb80The Quonset Point Apprenticeship Program is a win-win. It ensures @GDElectricBoat will have enough skilled workers… https://t.co/fXlmfKmTT4In my work in Congress, all they want is to hurt renewables, protect their own massive subsidy ($700B/yr in US alon… https://t.co/fmxwzmvqG0Big Oil CEO claims to want “more innovative and collaborative path.” Yeah, right. https://t.co/kooucZjmezIn recognition of #NationalPrincipalsMonth, I visited the Chariho Regional Middle School in @Richmond_RI & had the… https://t.co/3hbQDbzE8fMy day in the Oval Office (no Kanye overlap) getting ocean plastics bill signed into law. https://t.co/bpHu4spNnt
10/15
2018
Fossil fuel companies have a death grip on our politics, says @TimmonsRoberts, but there’s one basic thing we can a… https://t.co/7IcPQ4GlXl
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseCongratulations @TreMaisonDasan Team for another award! Go Rhody. https://t.co/spcl0fEN0xReminder: In #RhodeIsland, you can now easily replace your Social Security card online at https://t.co/MXtDTOl3EChttps://t.co/fKRhO86cri.@Eugene_Robinson takes on #climate report. https://t.co/mah3eoexljCongratulations to @ProvPacRI on 90 years! A great #RhodeIsland arts institution and a world class venue.
10/14
2018
Glad to see @RhodeIslandEMA’s Peter Gaynor confirmed as @FEMA Deputy Administrator. Keeping Americans safe and help… https://t.co/kfiJ860LaICongratulations to Infinity Meat Solutions on opening a new facility in Quonset Point. This plant will bring 700 ne… https://t.co/eLcM5wwbhDThe ocean is resilient and we can help it heal. I was proud to work with @repdonyoung on the #SaveOurSeasAct, which… https://t.co/lA7TouefYi
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseCongrats to @SenWhitehouse for getting this important piece of ocean protection legislation passed and signed into… https://t.co/rTgT4F4zKS
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseCongratulations to @ProvBusNews, named Newspaper of the Year again by @NENPA, and awarded for its series "Rising Wa… https://t.co/ksTqAnqlHyHonored to receive Save Bristol Harbor’s Joe Arruda Environmental Stewardship Award in memory of his dedication to… https://t.co/znO2XAjzZdToday is the 30th anniversary of #NationalComingOutDay. Every year, we use this day to celebrate the bravery of t… https://t.co/umTrSJsVDWHe will be a known commodity to other veterans of the AG’s office there, and a collegial leader https://t.co/zVasxZfrfYI congratulate Aaron Weissman on his nomination by President @realDonaldTrump to be United States Attorney for… https://t.co/WsGUFIwXtk
10/12
2018
Thank you @AmerPhysGr for inviting me to speak at #APGC18 on the need for smarter ways to deliver (and pay for) hea… https://t.co/opVrfUqrHJCongratulations to NSD Chief John Demers and the whole DOJ/FBI team for this important law enforcement achievement.… https://t.co/XFtwH8jWtrThis bill was just basic, good consumer legislation for #RIers who feel that that airplane seat is just getting sma… https://t.co/k9ZjrJ0uuVHealthy oceans are vital to a healthy economy & all aspects of our lives. Thanks @SenDanSullivan & @SenWhitehouse f… https://t.co/VXSPnMKZNg
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseAt the White House with @SenDanSullivan for signing of our marine plastic debris legislation. Thank you, Dan for… https://t.co/QifP3Dd0GHGrateful that @realDonaldTrump signed #SaveOurSeasAct that @SenWhitehouse & I, with so many other members on both s… https://t.co/qk3HwISHsl
Retweeted by Sheldon Whitehouse @SenWhitehouse got extensive praise from @realDonaldTrump at Oval signing today. When was last time we saw a Dem se… https://t.co/hzimzlwidN
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseEveryone from scientists, to journalists, to fishermen, to coastal industries & international corporations are soun… https://t.co/nfumJDON2DThis bipartisan bill represents an important step forward in addressing the marine debris crisis. @SenDanSullivan,… https://t.co/QfDgODhACkNow, I join my senior Senator and fellow advocate for Mary’s nomination, @SenJackReed, in looking forward to her sw… https://t.co/LuHGRr4iwhThe strong show of support Mary received in committee is a testament to those qualifications. I appreciate the bipa… https://t.co/MEYyyowRgeI was happy to vote to advance Mary McElroy’s nomination through @senjudiciary today. Mary’s legal credentials are… https://t.co/VDHRRZ3tIzHow does one “inadvertently like” things? Is that actually plausible? https://t.co/VXmFDyZH5G
10/11
2018
And in the process, they drive up the cost for everyone else by siphoning people out of individual insurance market… https://t.co/amqPxTObVpNow, Trump is allowing insurers to peddle junk. These plans let insurers side-step protections for those w pre-exis… https://t.co/nAc28jwirsWhen #RIers buy health insurance, they expect it to cover the basics, like trips to the emergency room & maternity… https://t.co/SgEN1TwUUtFor this week's "#TimeToWakeUp" speech, I'm delighted to be joined by one of the Senate’s champions on energy effic… https://t.co/slEJbU0ylwIt’s an important and promising mission that could pay off big for our health care system and a significant achieve… https://t.co/A0gt9eiiv5Congratulations to CVS on getting this deal done. I hope this move helps CVS build on its work to make it easier fo… https://t.co/Ohx4gnZ7DL#RI needs strong, safe, resilient water and coastal infrastructure to protect us from threats like hurricanes and s… https://t.co/NNiHuZgH1eIf @FERC votes on electricity rates end in a tie, the proposed rates go into effect automatically with no input fro… https://t.co/NJCnrk4PTjThe 2018 #WRDA also includes the SRF WIN Act, a bill I cosponsored that creates a new financing mechanism for water infrastructure.Another of my provisions requires the Corps to speed up completion of two important #RI projects: dredging the Prov… https://t.co/YExOJd5hTgIn the 2016 #WRDA, I was successful in including a provision to expand the Corps’ authority to remove debris from t… https://t.co/5fH7SU5kfC#RhodeIsland has a vibrant composite manufacturing industry so I’m glad another one of my provisions requires the A… https://t.co/RYmGRcyp1lProud that #WRDA includes my provision instructing @USACEHQ to study the strength & reliability of hurricane barrie… https://t.co/7oJLKGn6jhGlad that the 2018 water infrastructure bill has now passed both the House & Senate! #WRDA will help with important… https://t.co/7d92cKmqxE.@jenniferweiner: "Speak up, even if those in power do not want to listen. Speak your truth, even if men laugh. Be… https://t.co/h3LNF1mh6nIf that brief separation was enough to sear that memory into my mind in those best-case circumstances, imagine the… https://t.co/5VX9T2fvXeIt was the way things were done there at the time; I knew it was to make me get better; I knew it was just for a da… https://t.co/KsVOWeLUtfWhen I was four, my parents left me in a hospital in South Africa to have my tonsils out. I have few memories of th… https://t.co/Mhd5zBr12H
10/10
2018
Those are systemic risks to the economy. That’s why we need to put a #priceoncarbon to drive cuts in emissions. #IPCCReportAnd the findings bolster what we are hearing from economists: that #climatechange puts us on course for an implosio… https://t.co/AFIVKPpsFOThe #IPCCReport makes it clear we need to act quickly to head off #climate catastrophe. https://t.co/SjgfXDr7JwThank you @_phoenixhouse New England for giving me a tour this morning. Your thoughtful ideas on #treatment help sh… https://t.co/RbMlBaJ7yH
10/9
2018
#Kavanaugh “will be the first justice nominated by someone who lost the popular vote,” confirmed by “senators repre… https://t.co/Wmfnmhih7XFormer YLS Dean: #Kavanaugh “offered a witches’ brew of vicious unfounded charges,” and “unbalanced rantings about… https://t.co/suI9lcsLUWCorporate rights; political money; dodging courtrooms; voter suppression; polluter deregulation; guns; religion; un… https://t.co/W5KDMqV2UkNot once, not a dozen, but 73 times under Roberts, #SCOTUS Republicans have delivered 5-4 partisan victories for bi… https://t.co/7X411A9H9i
10/7
2018
Tomorrow, and after, those Big #Republican influencers will prowl the Court through “amici,” urging how the reward… https://t.co/TZcbRj2WtmBig #Republican influencers loomed over the Senate during hearings and votes, and are ecstatic today claiming their prize.Big #Republican influencers were there after selection, behind the multi-million #darkmoney campaign to pressure Senators on #Kavanaugh.Big #Republican influencers were there at the beginning, the funders behind the organization called the @FedSoc tha… https://t.co/IlXO4aGFTMIt has been a personal honor to share this moment with these #RhodeIslanders, and to be trusted with their stories,… https://t.co/OOCFP4IQFlLike the brave #RhodeIsland women who shared their own stories with me this week, Americans are shedding the long a… https://t.co/8nyNyn8jvcThrough this dark episode for the Senate and our democracy, I find reason to hope. @realDonaldTrump mocked her, a… https://t.co/KARn3DTdWGShe even provided real evidence, including prior consistent statements, to corroborate her account. We then learne… https://t.co/9vd11NP39jThen came credible allegations of sexual assault against #Kavanaugh, and remarkable testimony from Dr. Blasey Ford.… https://t.co/rNEylcmvekAlso, he sides – nine times out of ten – with big #Republican corporate and special interests over regular American… https://t.co/QTLLORx4ZMI developed deep concerns with Judge #Kavanaugh early in this process. He holds a narrow view of constitutional p… https://t.co/1M8x0xv4FRTo those who still carry their own untold experiences, help is available: Rhode Islanders can call Day One’s 24-hou… https://t.co/z6AY9DbHXpThere is so much promise in this moment. I am so grateful to the women who overcame their fears and trauma to entrust me with their stories.
10/6
2018

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