Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

Senator from Rhode Island, Democrat

Whitehouse, a Democrat, has been a senator from Rhode Island since Jan 4, 2007 (next election in 2018).


2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Whitehouse has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Whitehouse is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Sheldon Whitehouse sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Whitehouse sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (18%) Taxation (17%) Environmental Protection (17%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Education (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Health (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Whitehouse’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 2007 to Jun 2016, Whitehouse missed 28 of 2,946 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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