All statements involving Sheldon Whitehouse
"There are already more American jobs in the solar industry than in coal mining."
"61 percent of non-tea party Republicans actually agree...there is 'solid evidence the earth is warming,' ...[but] 70 percent of tea partiers, contrarily, say there is 'no solid evidence' the earth is warming."
In a poll, "53 percent of young Republican voters . . . under age 35 said that they would describe a climate [change] denier as 'ignorant,' 'out of touch' or 'crazy.'"
"Thirteen hundred" applicants in Rhode Island signed up for insurance through Obamacare.
The oceans "have become 30 percent more acidic."
"Narragansett Bay waters are getting warmer -- 4 degrees Fahrenheit warmer in the winter since the 1960s."
"We have more people working in clean and green energy than in oil and gas in this country."
"Sheldon Whitehouse [got] a secret closed-door briefing, warning of the [2008 economic] crash."
"The Ryan budget gets rid of Medicare in 10 years and turns it into a voucher program."
U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse "rewarded Wall Street executives with millions in bonuses."
"For Social Security, which is projected to remain solvent through 2033, Whitehouse has cosponsored [a bill that] . . . would extend the life of the program by an additional 75 years."
"An April study found that about 70 percent of ads in this election cycle have been negative [due to SuperPACs], up from only 9 percent through the same period in 2008."
"No one in Rhode Island -- not just children, no one in Rhode Island -- should eat more than one serving of freshwater fish caught in our state each month."
"If you put the $47 billion in revenue (raised over 10 years by the Buffett rule) into infrastructure you could create 611,000 infrastructure jobs."
Rhode Island has the "the second-most heavily deployed National Guard in the United States."
"Sheldon Whitehouse's failure of leadership, the adding of almost $8 trillion in debt in his first full term, is shameful..."
"[Renewable energy] projects . . . get us off foreign oil and away, step by step, from these foreign entanglements that we have to get into to defend our oil supply."
"The American healthcare system burns 18 percent of our national GDP. Nobody else is close."
"In 1976, the first year that Pell Grants were fully funded, a full Pell Grant paid 72 percent of the cost of attendance at a typical four-year public college. Today, a full Pell Grant covers just 34 percent of those costs.
"Some criminals have learned how to spy on Americans, hacking into our home computers and looking out through the video camera attached to the screen."
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