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. Thanks to the efforts of Americans for the Arts and all those who participated in Arts Advocacy Day, including actors Kevin Spacey, Alec Baldwin, Kerry Washington and Hill Harper; Edgar Smith, CEO of World PAC Paper;...

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. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) for the introduction of S. 3320, the Pancreatic Cancer Research and Education Act which focuses on reducing mortality for pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States. 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. House of Representatives and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) introduced identical legislation in the Senate, S.1368. The "Access to Repair Parts Act" would guarantee the availability of high-quality,...

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. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products, including the authority to crack down on tobacco marketing and sales to kids. The U.S. Senate approved the bipartisan bill 79 to 17. The House has approved similar legislation, and Congress is expected to quickly...

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. They understand you need a strong political action committee to get access to the fund-raisers. That's where the...

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. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) for voting to approve legislation that gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory authority over tobacco products, including the authority to crack down on tobacco...

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. The number dropped substantially after the bill passed, partly because of people rushing to file before the reform bill took...

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. The bill covers most federal agencies, includes thousands of pet projects for legislators -- "earmarks," as they have become known -- settles a number of contentious policy issues, and pays for programs of special interest...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'