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Sen. Whitehouse Sworn In to Second Term

The RI senator was overwhelmingly re-elected in November.

The following information is from a Jan. 3 press release issued by News from U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse.

Washington, DC – Today, marking the start of the 113th Congress, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) was sworn in to his second term as Rhode Island’s junior senator.  The Oath of Office was administered by Vice President Joe Biden during a ceremony on the Senate Floor.  Whitehouse was accompanied by Rhode Island’s senior senator, Jack Reed.

“It has been my life’s honor to serve the people of Rhode Island in the United States Senate, and I thank them for putting their trust in me for another six years,” said Whitehouse.  “In the months and years ahead, I will continue the fights that I began during my first term: to support middle class families and the programs – like Social Security and Medicare – that they depend on; to boost our economy and create jobs; and to preserve our environment and combat the effects of climate change.  And through it all, I will continue to listen to Rhode Islanders at my community dinners and other events throughout the state, so I can better represent their interests and concerns in Washington.”

Whitehouse’s Senate seat was previously held by John O. Pastore, John Chafee, and Lincoln Chafee.  He was re-elected in November with 65 percent of the vote.

Video of Whitehouse’s swearing-in ceremony is available here.  

Chris12 January 06, 2013 at 01:10 PM
The voters have spoken. We get the government we vote for...
Steve January 06, 2013 at 09:39 PM
You got that right Chris, and those who can leave RI are doing so in record numbers! The exodus has begun, god bless those who are left to pick up the Dems bills! http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2013/01/ri-experiences-historic-decline-in-population.html
Albert Berard January 07, 2013 at 02:25 PM
Live by the sword, die by the sword....
Arthur Christopher Schaper January 08, 2013 at 05:45 PM
Someone needs to get Sheldon and Obama out of the Senate and the White House. Why do RI voters send the same set of political insolents back to power term after term? Have people already forgotten John Chafee? He refused to permit public sector unions to bargain collectively. Lincoln Chafee, your father would be ashamed to see the mess that the Ocean State has become. The Republicans need to resist the draw of Democratic tax-and-spend liberalism.

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