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

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Sheldon Whitehouse
57 minutes ago
Keep a close watch on Sackett v. EPA. Dark money groups propelled it to the Court, and it could cost Americans dearly.
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Sheldon Whitehouse
57 minutes ago
In this upcoming term, the Supreme Court is poised to hand a win to polluters by sharply limiting environmental protections – just like they did with WV v. EPA. This time, their victim is the Clean Water Act.
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Sheldon Whitehouse
5 hours ago
We need to harden our defenses further. It’s time to crack down on American lawyers, accountants, & investment advisors who help criminals hide their wealth - that also means going after real estate & other high-value assets owned by kleptocrats.
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Sheldon Whitehouse
5 hours ago
Anonymous flows of illicit funds present a serious threat to our national security, financial systems, and the rule of law. I’ve been raising the alarm for years, and I am glad to see the Treasury Department take this step.
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Sheldon Whitehouse
6 hours ago
. @USTreasury ’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network just took a big step to implement my bipartisan Corporate Transparency Act, which gives law enforcement officials new tools to track criminals and foreign enemies who hide their assets in shell companies.
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Sheldon Whitehouse
a day ago
To ask the moving party precisely what their allegations are is absolutely standard judicial inquiry. Judge protecting Trump from that basic question is out of bounds.
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Sheldon Whitehouse
a day ago
Don’t they deserve to know why they got hit so hard? And how about the victims of the next storm, and the one after that, and the fires out West, and on and on? More fake fossil fuel narrative.
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Sheldon Whitehouse
a day ago
So sick of fossil fuel gambit that it’s a disservice to Hurricane Ian’s victims to talk about fossil fuel’s role in the conditions that caused the storm.
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Sheldon Whitehouse
a day ago
Rhode Islanders deserve affordable, quality health care. The Inflation Reduction Act will help by lowering the costs of prescription medications for seniors and people with disabilities.
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Sheldon Whitehouse
a day ago
The point is that justices have recusal obligations which (a) apply to all federal judges and (b) EGA disclosures ordinarily don’t reach. Eliding that is a tawdry trick.
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Sheldon Whitehouse
a day ago
Typically slippery SCOTUS response: “Justice Barrett complies with the Ethics in Government Act in filing financial disclosure reports.”
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Sheldon Whitehouse
2 days ago
We have a long way to go, but polluters are on the defensive, which is a reason for hope.
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Sheldon Whitehouse
2 days ago
When people suffer harm from illness, injury or crime, no one in their right mind says not to think about cause. While investing in resilience is important, I am determined to strike at the root of the problem: fossil fuels.
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Sheldon Whitehouse
2 days ago
Coastal areas are truly on the front lines of this crisis. The fossil-fuel-funded notion that we shouldn’t consider causes while we help people recover is ludicrous.
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