Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

CD1 candidates seem to trade places on not just any Monday morning 

BY: and - October 23, 2023

One 1st Congressional District candidate stood along the banks of the Blackstone River in Pawtucket Monday morning, the sound of flowing water from the nearby historic mills setting a peaceful tone.  Heavy traffic rushed by the outdoor scene 40 miles away where his opponent attended a somber ceremony to remember one of the darkest days […]

Latest FEC reports show fundraising divide for CD1 candidates

BY: - October 16, 2023

As the campaign for Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District enters its final three weeks, Democrat Gabe Amo has the financial edge over Republican opponent Gerry Leonard, according to the latest reports filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Reports reflecting fundraising and spending from Aug. 17 to Sept. 30 were due Sunday. The day after […]

R.I. awarded $6M federal grant to study coastal resiliency

BY: - August 8, 2023

Researchers across four Rhode Island institutions received a combined $6 million in federal grant funding to help improve the state’s coastal resiliency, U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse announced on Monday. The National Science Foundation (NSF) grant will help research teams at Brown University, the University of Rhode Island (URI), Rhode Island College (RIC) […]

Ethics rules for Supreme Court justices approved on party-line vote by U.S. Senate panel 

BY: - July 20, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Thursday approved a proposal to impose a code of ethics for the U.S. Supreme Court, amid revelations that justices failed to disclose luxury travel and real estate deals, as well as directing staff to promote book sales. The panel split along party lines, in an 11-10 […]

Search is on to fill U.S. District Court seat in Providence

BY: - July 12, 2023

An opening looming on the bench in the U.S. District Court of the District of Rhode Island is presenting a rare opportunity for the state’s Senate delegation to seek a deep, diverse pool of candidates to fill the seat by 2025. In a joint statement Wednesday, Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse said they plan […]