Topic: Senate

On Thursday, President Paxson testified in front of the United States Senate virtually and outlined the essential aspects of plans to reopen college campuses in the fall in light of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Paxson testifies on reopening college campuses safely before U.S. Senate Committee

June 6, 2020 0 comments

In testimony before the United States Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Thursday morning, President Christina Paxson P’19 outlined essential aspects of any plan to safely reopen college campuses in the fall in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

While 10 of the bills discussed Tuesday are generally backed by advocates for gun control, the Senate Judiciary Committee also heard testimony on a bill supported by NRA members, which would legalize the possession of tasers.


Gun control, reform bills debated in R.I. Senate

April 3, 2019 6 comments

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard impassioned testimony from supporters and critics of gun reform Tuesday, as the committee considered 11 bills addressing gun safety and access in the state.

Youth from environmental activist group the Sunrise Movement lined the hallways of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office in Washington, D.C. to protest McConnell’s call to force a vote on the Green New Deal in the Senate.


Environmental activists stage sit-in on Capitol Hill

February 27, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Over 200 young people from Sunrise Movement, including 11 University students, swarmed the hallways outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Capitol Hill office Monday, protesting his plan to bring the Green New Deal to a Senate vote and his acceptance of money from fossil fuel companies.

Simshauser ’20: The fantasy of voter fraud, the reality of voter suppression

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Simshauser ’20: The fantasy of voter fraud, the reality of voter suppression

November 5, 2018 1 comment

When polls for the midterm elections close tomorrow, the significance of the results will be placed within the parameters of national politics. “Will the House accelerate the Russia investigations?” “Has the Republican hold on the Senate come to an end?” “Can Democrats halt the Trump agenda?”

A recent poll of likely voters in the 2018 Rhode Island Senate races conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center found that Incumbent Democrat Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (bottom) leads Republican challenger Robert Flanders ‘71 (top).

Metro, News

Whitehouse, Flanders square off in first TV debate

October 9, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Incumbent Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse and Republican challenger Robert Flanders ’71 faced off last night in the first televised debate of Rhode Island’s 2018 Senate race.

Ira Shapiro, along with Norman Ornstein and faculty members including Wendy Schiller and Richard Arenberg, discussed the “long, gradual decline” of the U.S. Senate under the leadership of Mitch McConnell.

News, University News

Joukowsky Forum addresses U.S. Senate partisanship

April 4, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Ira Shapiro, president of Ira Shapiro Global Strategies LLC, discussed the state of the U.S. Senate at the Joukowsky Forum in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Wednesday.