Sheldon Whitehouse

Issue Spotlight

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Moving Beyond Oil

America is facing a serious energy crisis. As Rhode Islanders pay record-high prices at the gas pump, oil company profits are skyrocketing. Our country is frighteningly dependent on foreign oil. We need a long-term American energy strategy to eliminate our crippling dependence on foreign oil by promoting renewable energy sources and improving energy efficiency.

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Bringing Our Troops Home from Iraq

As I’ve talked with Rhode Islanders at community dinners and events all across the states, one issue is on people’s minds almost more than any other: the war in Iraq. I believe it’s time to bring our troops home from Iraq, and at every opportunity, I have voted to pressure President Bush to change course.

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Health Care

Fixing our Broken Health Care System

I believe that we can, and must, reform the underlying mechanisms of our health care system, and expand access to health insurance for all Americans. The first three bills I introduced as a U.S. Senator focused on making the health care system work more efficiently and provide better-quality care - critically important changes that I believe will help speed the way to the broader health care reform our country needs.

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Civil Liberties

Standing Up for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law

This Administration has made clear its view that the President stands above the law and may disregard our time-tested system of a government of checks and balances. As a former state and federal prosecutor, my experience has taught me that we can keep Americans safe without sacrificing our civil liberties. That’s why I’ve worked hard to stand up to President Bush’s abuses of power.

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