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U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, the Ocean State.

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There are over 267,000 Americans who have died of covid. As cases rise across the country, this disease will have m… https://t.co/6rQH9sxqAX
12/3
2020
My ALS Disability Insurance Access Act with @SenTomCotton has been passed by the Senate! This bill will allow Ameri… https://t.co/3h75wkwP8bRhode Islanders cannot wait any longer for a federal relief package that meets the scale of this crisis. https://t.co/OV7OkEUQnGMcConnell has had a perfectly good relief bill sitting on his desk for months that he has refused to bring up for a… https://t.co/aFQDcurOjwWelcome, @SenMarkKelly! We are thrilled to have you in the Senate. https://t.co/3RuRZe1cQyWhen you see how much money Brits would save moving to electric vehicles, you understand the dirty tricks of fossil… https://t.co/W7eKYeacL050 years ago today, @EPA began protecting public health and the environment by holding polluters accountable. Trump… https://t.co/ywrnKMi0s6Scientist @RBrulle studies fossil fuel’s apparatus of climate denial, patiently and determinedly probing its secret… https://t.co/iNS6ebKzqeWait til we find out that the money behind Mitch’s superPAC is the same money behind the @FedSoc /@judicialnetwork… https://t.co/jnSH1OZE2tA Republican once told me, “If you want to get rid of dark money, you’re going to have to raise a lot more of it.”… https://t.co/6zVgz6UpDdIt is wrong to give special interest groups like @FedSoc a seat at the table where judicial nominees are picked.
12/2
2020
This will have been the most warned-of crisis in history; both the physical climate and oceans damage, and the econ… https://t.co/GpudmabMSoVery thorough and important article — best I’ve seen on the coastal property problem. https://t.co/1U5Fv8JU4VThanks for having me on to discuss the dark money scheme behind right-wing court capture. When we expose the truth,… https://t.co/2BSeoHtZvDDonald Trump's cruelty and malice never ends. He's now trying to cut the Social Security benefits of people with d… https://t.co/DKKip32TUW
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseTo Senate Republicans: wear masks and let us pass another covid relief bill.Sorry that Rhode Island has lost Ken’s voice — he brought passion, good will, and cheerfulness into all his work. M… https://t.co/7P76j9h6PzThe American people, not wealthy donors and corporations, should guide our democracy. Even though most Americans wa… https://t.co/R3rL3rmvb0
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseGreat example you set with Trump’s nominees. https://t.co/djbmwlOzTQ https://t.co/gZNkXimubKNever touch downed power lines and always assume they are carrying live electricity. Downed lines should be reporte… https://t.co/GxTg22Qsxq
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12/1
2020
.@RepKatiePorter and I agree that dark money is one of the main reasons that we haven’t been able to get meaningful… https://t.co/ASCqg6t5nvLotta bills in Mitch’s #LegislativeGraveyard https://t.co/P1tL8qzBeeUh-oh. How about we pass a covid relief bill. Now. https://t.co/OWGqZnBEKWBack at it: an op-ed on the Polluter Page putting out the fossil fuel stooges’ messages. At one point, this page ca… https://t.co/hi7jjmSFJqGood news from General Motors now that they know a Biden administration is coming. Forgive, but don't forget. https://t.co/VeMN66y8Gz
11/30
2020
No more “scientifically illiterate” than Citizens United was ‘politically illiterate’ and Shelby County ‘socially i… https://t.co/mWNRx1Hn27Congratulations, Archbishop Gregory! This is an exciting first. Many hopes ride with you. https://t.co/4bFeOPJJOi
11/29
2020
https://t.co/H4t1WsdZ6cCongress needs to do its part and step up to provide additional relief for small businesses. @SenateDems have pushe… https://t.co/2X0EtXh0nLIt’s more important than ever to #shopsmall this year. There are a lot of ways to safely support shops and restaura… https://t.co/sny6ijvd3x
11/28
2020
This case may show that the only fraud in this election was by Republican groups conning their donors with false el… https://t.co/zkRmywmWvi
11/27
2020
That shouldn’t stop the inquiry into DOJ’s behavior. The judge’s brief is stunning. https://t.co/gFUoMz0Ck7There’s much to be thankful for on this untraditional Thanksgiving. It will be difficult to sacrifice time with our… https://t.co/8wFqc8jUU1Decades ago, a wealthy group of corporate interests and right-wing ideologues hatched a plan to influence #US court… https://t.co/PsQLCXbTxm
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseFossil fuel execs said they care about climate. Then Koch said he regretted partisanship. Now this. I guess billion… https://t.co/RWXKlQgXsy
11/26
2020
Interesting how much more spine local GOP officials have shown than most all of their party in Congress.… https://t.co/fL1RUjD3iA.@SenBobCasey and I have a bill to help nursing homes protect their residents and workers from covid. It’s time to… https://t.co/TXOM7gvudeLast week, Mitch McConnell jammed through some judges without passing covid relief. Same thing the week before. And the week before that.
11/25
2020
In the wake of Ranking Member Feinstein’s announcement, I look forward to the question of succession on the Senate… https://t.co/piAQVdje5v“Meep-meep!” https://t.co/7T842G1gfTWe tried that. https://t.co/SmMBPrBs2SThere is still plenty of room for bipartisanship, but real bipartisanship, from a position of strength, not begging… https://t.co/1uTnTxK5UH“Anyone advising Biden and members of his party to turn the other cheek and reach out to Republican congressional l… https://t.co/bP1FQd62Z0If Senate Republicans don’t act on a covid bill, millions of Americans will face some combination of expiring unemp… https://t.co/DRiURkffTt
11/24
2020
Fmr Gov. Christie: “The conduct of the president’s legal team has been a national embarrassment”; extreme allegatio… https://t.co/wUxneI3fYI.@JohnKerry will bring an array of important talents and knowledge to the Biden administration: a long record of le… https://t.co/XiSUfzDvlZSeveral reasons the market won’t solve climate. We must act. And we must act to remove giant market dislocations t… https://t.co/WXFWz0Ft7MWay to go, @billmckibben! Great McKibben piece on PR firm complicity in climate damage. Mentions work to expose… https://t.co/0ffoaE5V1uOne can hope that there’s a little of what he learned from the fathers at LaSalle Academy in this statement. https://t.co/LCU0kqeqev
11/23
2020
Like clockwork. https://t.co/1f4FgBhDRR
11/22
2020
Matches my bill pretty well: border-adjustable; WTO compliant; rebatable; wellhead-based. Also PROGRESSIVE economic… https://t.co/zZIcnhoPGMWithin our lifetimes, extreme sea level rise will eat away at the Savannah, Georgia area, leaving thousands without… https://t.co/w2aY5hZRdlEvery day that goes by without the Trump administration acknowledging the will of an overwhelming majority of the A… https://t.co/ohhPAdPUM1
11/21
2020
This is great news. But how much does faith matter to politicians who worship at the Church of Fossil Fuel Money? https://t.co/G9TpxrrXZRI’m thrilled to see a grant from my National Coastal Resilience Fund go to RI, where @universityofRI and Friends of… https://t.co/gn2CuGUskKIf we’d set out to warm the oceans by detonating a Hiroshima bomb per second in the sea it’d be less warming than f… https://t.co/1e6HtEYyVtGreat opportunity to self-identify for Worst Companies in the World contention. Step right up. https://t.co/BQrhIhbYb1
11/20
2020
Wearing purple on World Pancreatic Cancer Day in solidarity with patients & families. I'm proud of my resolution su… https://t.co/jWZL3F4TAQ.@GSAEmily, do the right thing. https://t.co/tVjE8iZ2j7More on Giuliani’s gonzo courtroom behavior. (Hint: Talk show standards don’t apply.) https://t.co/seXx3cOBAPAG Barr needs to stop his plan to make state and local governments, including those that are currently suing Purdue… https://t.co/zHjcw7n4BF
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseFor people along Georgia's coast, climate change is no Chinese hoax; it is a clear and present danger. That’s pro… https://t.co/PtMKHkaEdZThis is a promising step, reflecting huge turn by Farm Bureau. Long way to go, but steps like these are necessary… https://t.co/CL2gEZhkBpA win-win for the growth of good union jobs and clean energy. https://t.co/PDHysInFTsWell, this was awkward. https://t.co/qKaBfnfmi5
11/19
2020
McConnell wasted time on a fringe oddball for the Fed yesterday, and always more judges, instead of my covid nursin… https://t.co/qEoZO8C5ZqWe are thrilled that RI has been selected as one of four states to pilot @pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. RI has a robus… https://t.co/9RdlhEyXem
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseEqual parts ‘Gong Show’ and ‘Death of Stalin.’ If it weren’t real it would be hysterical dark humor. Maybe Rule 11… https://t.co/c52vvuM95eThe Department still hasn’t answered those questions, even as this bankruptcy deal charges forward over objections… https://t.co/mvaVPMnFLCMy colleagues and I raised a number of serious questions about this deal, including whether the Justice Department… https://t.co/0gHlnZDELwFossil fuel out; electric in. Change happens. https://t.co/WVeLuNhT6yA quarter million lives is another dark milestone in the battle against COVID-19. We remember those lost and grieve… https://t.co/DdgoUgsoMhI say we rehire the guy in January. While we’re at it, Capt. Crozier for Secretary of the Navy and Col. Vindman for… https://t.co/QqC7Ps7DZPOne more data point on how America’s corporations — even so-called climate “good guys” — are MIA, AWOL (and WTF, BT… https://t.co/WcinI32E6bBipartisan legislation introduced by @SenJohnBarrasso @SenWhitehouse @MikeCrapo @SenBooker would provides support f… https://t.co/C9aKewJ7P2
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseWe applaud @SenJohnBarrasso, @senwhitehouse, @MikeCrapo and @SenBooker for their work on S. 4897. Innovation in nuc… https://t.co/C4JnNDQXtW
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11/18
2020
“Big carbon...has dominated global politics...largely through their funding of political parties, particularly...US… https://t.co/oOFFRx2M3SEarlier this year, I asked Judy Shelton about the rules to keep big banks safe and protect taxpayers from another b… https://t.co/Z0Yrwvan2J
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseI’m glad the Senate just passed my bipartisan Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act. This bill will create consequences for Ru… https://t.co/0RKo84z4weHealth insurance can be confusing. Luckily, Health Source RI is hosting a virtual Open Enrollment Info Session tomo… https://t.co/h5N9dIQeyxGreat reporting, brutal for the nitwit Trumpsters. This legal gong show is what’s keeping #SpinesofFoam Republicans… https://t.co/0Se0tcytRL
11/17
2020
In the great symphony of brown-nosery that the Republican Party has become, it’s a small note, but remember when Re… https://t.co/W0NH4ENeeaLike fossil fuel CEOs who say decent-sounding crap to clean up their act for PR and cocktail party circuit while do… https://t.co/yGysDVF0h5Good news, better late than never. The financial world is screaming warnings of climate chaos’s “systemic risk” to… https://t.co/zzKaBrgfFcI hope this is true and the public pressure helped; Republican “severability” argument had more political force tha… https://t.co/aqe2CAVP41As notable as Trump’s sick behavior are the #SpinesofFoam of elected Republicans who go along with this grim charad… https://t.co/qzgQmx7vka
11/16
2020
Note that all four exist in de jure or de facto undemocratic governments w/r/t climate—China and Saudi by autocracy… https://t.co/NwZNom3M1PBeware “freedom of speech” twisted by right-wing Justices to protect right-wing dark money. Fossil fuel groups already assert this “right.”5-4 political meddling includes Citizens United on money, Shelby County on voter suppression, Rucho on bulk gerryma… https://t.co/Q5CQBfoJl9Right-wingers on the Court have no problem meddling in politics from behind robes, but how twitchy they get when yo… https://t.co/HxQ2Kox3zk
11/15
2020
“Big Oil’s Big Fail”: among “the world’s biggest polluters” who “aren’t serious about climate change” are Chevron a… https://t.co/LT838GLao8The last grasp of the corrupt and corrupting fossil fuel industry. https://t.co/xwoHAdUmHBOccidental is well ahead of its fossil fuel peers and this is a good step. Others talking about achieving net zero… https://t.co/YlsWo9T70k
11/14
2020
https://t.co/16L9lHjQWsSuch total BS. Just like fossil fuel, feigning one thing while dark-money machine chugs on as ever. Really unbeliev… https://t.co/ASCnFmO1ccThis was a stump speech to the party faithful by America's leading unelected politician. The Republican party donor… https://t.co/IB5mgHGRVLNext step: the Court That Dark Money Built will create constitutional protection for dark money. Watch for it.… https://t.co/zQQY9sRbOpAlito outs himself as full-on partisan crusader. At Federalist Society, no less. #CapturedCourts https://t.co/v1JS7dh6HT
11/13
2020
Net zero is pathway to economic success, say experts. Don’t let self-dealing fossil fuel industry confound you — to… https://t.co/ugRkT8jyGuHappy birthday @SenJackReed! I’m proud to serve alongside you and I hope you have a wonderful day. https://t.co/6UCiI7D1Fv
11/12
2020

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