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Topic - Sheldon Whitehouse
Members of Congress are hot under the collar about global warming, and they're anxious to do something about it. As co-chairmen of the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change, Rep. Henry A. Waxman of California and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island huddled Thursday with executives of the major sports leagues to talk about recruiting third basemen, power forwards, linebackers and masters of the hockey puck to save the planet.
The Energy Department is once more deciding what kind of appliances are good for you. Like the "standards" the federal government imposed on light bulbs, toilets, washing machines and other essentials, the rules are all about taking choices from consumers and requiring them to buy machines that don't work or don't work as well as they once did.
Republican-turned-independent Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has again switched his political affiliation — this time to the Democratic Party.
Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse took Republicans to task on the Senate floor for failing to properly address climate change, referencing the ongoing tornado devastation in the Midwest as proof of that immediate action is needed.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Monday to allow illegal immigrants who get legal status to begin collecting tax-welfare payments, as the panel spent a fourth day working through amendments to the massive immigration bill and party-line splits began to emerge.
Senators fended off changes to the immigration bill in committee on Tuesday, but the first cracks emerged in the carefully crafted compromise between business groups and labor unions, leaving even some supporters frustrated at the defensive votes they had to cast.
Democrats and Republicans found little common ground Wednesday as Congress kicked off the first major gun-control debate in years, showing last month's school shooting rampage in Connecticut left emotional scars but has not broken the gridlock that has doomed gun legislation for two decades.
A pair of Democrats on Capitol Hill are joining President Obama's call to put real political muscle into the fight to address climate change and vowed to form a bipartisan task force — but they haven't found any Republican takers yet.
Two Democrats on Capitol Hill are seconding President Obama's call for real political muscle to address climate change and vowed to form a bipartisan task force — but they haven't found any Republican takers yet.
The FBI Agents Association, with a membership of over 12,000 active and retired agents, announced its support Wednesday of a bill passed by Congress that authorizes federal officials to help local authorities respond to mass shootings or other violent crimes in public places.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., held in contempt of Congress in June after refusing to turn over documents in the failed Fast and Furious gunrunning investigation, told law students at the University of Baltimore on Thursday that he was unsure whether he would serve in the second Obama administration.
The Senate careens toward a vote Monday on the "Buffett rule" tax in a showdown that will do a lot more to arm both political parties for November's elections than it will for making a dent in the federal deficit.
A bill designed to enact President Obama's plan for a "Buffett rule" tax on the wealthy would rake in just $31 billion over the next 11 years, according to an estimate by Congress' official tax analysts obtained by The Associated Press.
The Republican Party and the tea party seemed to be a natural political pairing. But what may have seemed like another politically beneficial alliance — Democrats and Occupy Wall Street — hasn't happened.
Turmoil in Democratic ranks spread Friday over President Obama's bid to reduce spending on Social Security and Medicare as part of intensifying deficit-reduction talks with congressional Republican leaders.
Speaking directly to Republicans, he said: "You drag America with you to your fate. ... I want a Republican Party that has returned to its senses and is strong and a worthy adversary in a strong America that has done right by its people and the world. ... I don't want a Republican Party disgraced, that let its extremists run off the cliff, and an America suffering from grave economic and environmental and diplomatic damage because we failed, because we didn't wake up and do our duty to our people,"
Moreover, he said, the environmental damage suffered in other states stretches to Rhode Island "with floods and storms," The Daily Caller said.