Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
Democrat • Rhode Island • 2nd Term • Sworn In 2007
- 12 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 56 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 3 of 100)
- 139 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 4 of 99) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 3 of 99)
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.1144 - Federal Employees Sustainable Investment ActRead twice and referred Apr 30, 2015 2 Views
A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for a corporate responsibility investment option under the Thrift Savings Plan.
S.1152 - Foreclosure Relief and Extension for Servicemembers Act of 2015Read twice and referred Apr 30, 2015 1 Views
A bill to make permanent the extended period of protections for members of uniformed services relating to mortgages, mortgage foreclosure, and...
S.1087 - Pets on Trains Act of 2015Read twice and referred Apr 27, 2015 4 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 ...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.1414Read twice and referred May 21, 2015 0 Views
A bill to amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to add Rhode Island to the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council.
S.Res.184Referred to the Committee May 21, 2015 8 Views
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that conversion therapy, including efforts by mental health practitioners to change the sexual...
S.1380Read twice and referred May 19, 2015 5 Views
A bill to support early learning.
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN19: Jose Rolando Olvera, Jr., of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of TexasAye (with party)May 21, 2015
On the Nomination PN20: Jill N. Parrish, of Utah, to be United States District Judge for the District of UtahAye (with party)May 21, 2015
H.R. 1314: Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal Act
On the Cloture Motion S.Amdt. 1221 to H.R. 1314 (Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal Act)Nay (with party)May 21, 2015