Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
Democrat • Rhode Island • 2nd Term • Sworn In 2007
- 16 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 67 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 11 of 100)
- 188 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 13 of 100) 1 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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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.1601 - SAFE ActRead twice and referred Jun 17, 2015 4 Views
A bill to establish an integrated national approach to respond to ongoing and expected effects of extreme weather and climate change by protec...
S.1548 - American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act of 2015Sponsor introductory remarks on measure Jun 10, 2015 3 Views
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emission fees, reduce the rate of the...
S.1523Message on Senate action sent Aug 06, 2015 36 Views
A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the National Estuary Program, and for other purposes.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.1981 - Equal Employment for All Act of 2015Read twice and referred Aug 05, 2015 26 Views
A bill to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prohibit the use of consumer credit checks against prospective and current employees for the ...
S.Res.246Referred to the Committee Aug 05, 2015 29 Views
A resolution commemorating 80 years since the creation of Social Security.
S.Res.241Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Aug 03, 2015 25 Views
A resolution designating August 16, 2015, as "National Airborne Day".
Recent Voting History
S. 1881: A bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 1881Nay (with party)August 03, 2015
H.R. 3236: Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015
On Passage of the Bill H.R. 3236Aye (with party)July 30, 2015
H.R. 22: Transportation Funding Act of 2015
On Passage of the Bill H.R. 22Aye (with party)July 30, 2015