Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
Democrat • Rhode Island • 2nd Term • Sworn In 2007
- 24 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 49 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 23 of 100)
- 247 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 9 of 100) 2 Made Into Law (Ranks 25 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.Res.383Referred to the Committee Mar 13, 2014 6 Views
A resolution designating March 2014 as "National Middle Level Education Month".
S.Res.385Referred to the Committee Mar 13, 2014 4 Views
A resolution expressing the Sense of the Senate regarding the use of electronic devices on the floor of the Senate.
S.2090 - Responsible Electronics Recycling ActRead twice and referred Mar 06, 2014 4 Views
A bill to prohibit the export from the United States of certain electronic waste, and for other purposes.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.2254Read twice and referred Apr 10, 2014 24 Views
A bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to enhance the COPS ON THE BEAT grant program, and for other purposes.
S.2235 - Democracy Restoration Act of 2014Sponsor introductory remarks on measure Apr 10, 2014 17 Views
A bill to secure the Federal voting rights of persons when released from incarceration.
S.Res.415Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Apr 07, 2014 22 Views
A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week.
Recent Voting History
On the Motion for Attendance PN1182: Michelle T. Friedland, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth CircuitAye (with party)April 10, 2014
On the Cloture Motion PN1182: Michelle T. Friedland, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth CircuitAye (with party)April 10, 2014
On the Nomination PN1063: Terrell McSweeny, of the District of Columbia, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner for the unexpired term of seven years from September 26, 2010Aye (with party)April 09, 2014