Latest Sheldon Whitehouse Stories

2011-04-18 12:48:00

LOS ANGELES, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "While the $12.5 million in cuts to the NEA this year represents a significant reduction, it is encouraging that Congress did not go through with the more extreme measures that House Republicans proposed earlier this year.

2010-05-06 11:53:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, the only national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure, applauds U.S.

2009-06-26 12:39:00

Quality Parts Coalition Applauds Solution to Looming Car Company Parts Monopoly WASHINGTON, June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the summer travel season underway, Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) yesterday introduced the "Access To Repair Parts Act," H.R. 3059, in the U.S.

2009-06-11 17:02:00

WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids applauds U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse for voting today to approve historic legislation that gives the U.S.

2009-06-05 08:51:22

Bank lobbyists have retained their clout and their financial war chests in spite of the financial crisis, the president of a bank trade group said. Cam Fine, president of the Independent Community Bankers of America, said political action committees the ICBA runs now have 40 percent more financing than they did a year ago, The New York Times reported Friday. The banks get it.

2009-05-21 14:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids applauds U.S.

2009-03-23 12:08:53

Individuals bankruptcy filings are again on the rise and may reach 1.6 million this year, a law professor at the University of Illinois said. Filings increased 32 percent to 1.1 million in 2008, in spite of a 2005 reform law that grew out of concern about rising bankruptcy rates, USA Today reported Monday. Before the reform bill, in 2005, 2 million filed for bankruptcy.

2008-09-28 15:00:30

By JOHN E MULLIGAN WASHINGTON -- The Senate yesterday cleared for President Bush's signature a $634-billion spending bill that lifts a ban on offshore oil drilling, raises military pay, aids hurricane and flood victims, and finances government operations into next year.

Word of the Day
  • An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.
The word 'dittany' may come from the name of Mount Diktē in Crete, where it was supposed to grow.