Dems urge transportation funding patch

Dems urge transportation funding patch

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) --Democrats urged their colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass a patch before funds run out for transportation projects nationwide.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- A group of more than two dozen Senate Democrats plan to take, after final votes Monday night, an all-night "talkathon" on climate change.
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FTC asked to look into outlet store marketing

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Four Democratic members of Congress have asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to look into potentially fraudulent marketing practices at outlet stores.

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PROVIDENCE, R.I., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Momentum is building behind the offshore wind energy sector in the United States but there are challenges ahead, an industry leader said.

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A bicameral task force on climate change called on the Energy Department to assess the environmental impact of liquefied natural gas exports.

Critics say Keystone XL review flawed

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- Two Democratic lawmakers said the Keystone XL oil pipeline planned from Canada does not hold up to environmental scrutiny.

U.S. Democrats push green agenda

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., said forming a task force on climate change is the right step to take given last year's weather.

Senate passes Russia trade bill

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate approved a measure that would grant Russia permanent normal trade relations status on a 92-4 vote.
McConnell stiff-arms Obama, Senate Dems

McConnell stiff-arms Obama, Senate Dems

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- After Democrats increased their U.S. Senate majority Tuesday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell challenged the president to "move to the political center."

Obama wins R.I.; Dems win in Sen., House

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama won Rhode Island's four electoral votes, while Democrats retained a U.S. Senate seat and won a hard-fought fight for a House seat.

Campaign finance bill falls to filibuster

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White House wants Buffett Rule vote

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Senators want more rules for super PACs

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The Federal Election Commission needs to draw up stricter disclosure rules for donors to super PACs, a group of mostly Democratic U.S. senators said Tuesday.
Biden to visit 'Road Island'?

Biden to visit 'Road Island'?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's office was left red-faced when it sent out a memo saying the official is planning a visit to "Road Island."
Kagan: 'Don't ask, don't tell' is unjust

Kagan: 'Don't ask, don't tell' is unjust

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan, President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, said Wednesday the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy is unwise and unjust.
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Sheldon Whitehouse
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI, speaks during a news conference to unveil the final Phase II reports on prewar Iraq intelligence on Iraq on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 5, 2008. (UPI Photo/Patrick D. McDermott)

Sheldon Whitehouse (born October 20, 1955) is the junior U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, serving since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He previously served as United States Attorney (1994–1998) and State Attorney General for Rhode Island.

Whitehouse was born in New York City, New York, the son of Mary Celine Rand and career diplomat Charles S. Whitehouse, and grandson of diplomat Sheldon Whitehouse. He graduated from St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, and from Yale University in 1978. He received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1982.

Whitehouse worked as a clerk for Judge Richard F. Neely in the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia from 1982 to 1983. He also worked in the Rhode Island Attorney General's office as a special assistant attorney general from 1985 to 1990, chief of the Regulatory Unit (which oversaw utilities) from 1988 to 1990, and also an assistant attorney general from 1989 to 1990.

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