Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
Democrat • Rhode Island • 2nd Term • Sworn In 2007
- 18 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 49 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 12 of 99)
- 194 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 6 of 100) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 7 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.1746 - Federal Employees Responsible Investment ActRead twice and referred Nov 20, 2013 3 Views
A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for a corporate responsibility investment option under the Thrift Savings Plan.
S.1710 - Pets on Trains Act of 2013Read twice and referred Nov 14, 2013 5 Views
A bill to require Amtrak to propose a pet policy that allows passengers to transport domesticated cats and dogs on certain Amtrak trains, and ...
S.1675 - Recidivism Reduction and Public Safety Act of 2013Read twice and referred Nov 07, 2013 15 Views
A bill to reduce recidivism and increase public safety, and for other purposes.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.1767 - Pipeline Modernization and Consumer Protection ActRead twice and referred Nov 21, 2013 1 Views
A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to require gas pipeline facilities to accelerate the repair, rehabilitation, and replacement of ...
S.1768 - Pipeline Revolving Fund and Job Creation ActRead twice and referred Nov 21, 2013 2 Views
A bill to establish State revolving loan funds to repair or replace natural gas distribution pipelines.
S.Res.309Referred to the Committee Nov 21, 2013 24 Views
A resolution expressing support for improvement in the collection, processing, and consumption of recyclable materials throughout the United S...
Recent Voting History
On the Concurrent Resolution S.Con.Res. 28Aye (with party)November 21, 2013
S. 1197: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
On the Cloture Motion S. 1197Aye (with party)November 21, 2013
On the Cloture Motion PN527: Patricia Ann Millett, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia CircuitAye (with party)November 21, 2013