Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
Democrat • Rhode Island • 2nd Term • Sworn In 2007
- 20 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 66 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 23 of 99)
- 232 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 13 of 100) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 44 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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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.2249 - Drone Operator Safety ActRead twice and referred Nov 05, 2015 5 Views
A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to impose criminal penalties for the unsafe operation of unmanned aircraft.
S.Res.269Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Sep 24, 2015 2 Views
A resolution designating the week of September 19 through September 26, 2015, as "National Estuaries Week".
S.2073Read twice and referred Sep 24, 2015 4 Views
A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7715 Post Road in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, as the "Melvo...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Res.313Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Nov 16, 2015 32 Views
A resolution condemning the terrorist attacks in Paris and offering thoughts and prayers for the victims, condolences to their families, resol...
S.Res.309Message on Senate action sent Nov 06, 2015 13 Views
A resolution relative to the death of Fred Thompson, former United States Senator for the State of Tennessee.
S.2251 - Seniors And Veterans Emergency Benefits ActRead twice and referred Nov 05, 2015 41 Views
A bill to provide for a supplementary payment to Social Security beneficiaries, supplemental security income beneficiaries, and recipients of ...
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN629: Peter William Bodde, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to LibyaAye (with party)November 19, 2015
S. 1177: Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 2015
On the Cloture Motion S. 1177Aye (with party)November 18, 2015
S.J.Res. 23: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units".
On the Joint Resolution S.J.Res. 23Nay (with party)November 17, 2015