Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
Democrat • Rhode Island • 2nd Term • Sworn In 2007
- 37 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 40 of 98) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 41 of 98)
- 334 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 10 of 100) 8 Made Into Law (Ranks 5 of 100)
Born in 1955, Whitehouse is the son of Charles Whitehouse, a WWII veteran and a three-time ambassador. Whitehouse is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Virginia Law School. In 1994 President Bill Clinton appointed Whitehouse to be the U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island. As U.S. Attorney Whitehouse prosecuted the first case the new federal "three strikes" law and began the investigation into what became Operation Plunder Dome, a municipal corruption case that sent Providence Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci to jail on conspiracy charges.
In 1998 Whitehouse was elected Rhode Island's Attorney General. As Attorney General he initiated a lawsuit against the lead paint industry that ended in a mistrial; the state later won a second lawsuit against former lead paint manufacturers Sherwin Williams Co., Millennium Holdings and NL Industries that found them responsible for creating a public nuisance. Whitehouse also founded the Rhode Island Quality Institute, "an organization dedicated to improving health care quality in the State of Rhode Island,"http://www.riqi.org/matriarch/default.asp and authorized the first Rhode Island State Police wire tap to investigate public corruption. Read More...
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- Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
- Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
- Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
- Water and Wildlife
- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
- Employment and Workplace Safety
- Primary Health and Aging
- Senate Committee on the Budget
- Senate Committee on the Judiciary
- Bankruptcy and the Courts
- Crime and Terrorism
- Privacy, Technology and the Law
- Senate Special Committee on Aging
- United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control
Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.3008 - Foreclosure Relief and Extension for Servicemembers Act of 2014Presented to President Dec 17, 2014 53 Views
A bill to extend temporarily the extended period of protection for members of uniformed services relating to mortgages, mortgage foreclosure, ...
S.2999Read twice and referred Dec 11, 2014 15 Views
A bill to reauthorize and improve the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, and for other purposes.
S.2968 - Community Partnerships in Education ActRead twice and referred Dec 02, 2014 17 Views
A bill to include community partners and intermediaries in the planning and delivery of education and related programs, and for other purposes.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.2963Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar Dec 04, 2014 12 Views
A bill to remove a limitation on a prohibition relating to permits for discharges incidental to normal operation of vessels.
S.2943Read twice and referred Nov 19, 2014 9 Views
A bill to amend Public Law 110-299 to extend the time period during which permits are not required for certain discharges incidental to the no...
S.2917 - Adding Ebola to the FDA Priority Review Voucher Program ActSigned by President Dec 16, 2014 22 Views
A bill to expand the program of priority review to encourage treatments for tropical diseases.
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN1345: Stephen R. Bough, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of MissouriAye (with party)December 16, 2014
On the Cloture Motion PN1345: Stephen R. Bough, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of MissouriAye (with party)December 16, 2014
H.R. 5771: Tax Technical Corrections Act of 2014
On Passage of the Bill H.R. 5771Nay (against party)December 16, 2014