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)
Read our 2015 Report Card for Whitehouse for more statistics.
Sheldon Whitehouse sits on the following committees:
- Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
- Senate Committee on the Budget
- Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism
- Member, Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts
- Member, Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law
- Member, Subcommittee on the Constitution
- Senate Special Committee on Aging
- United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control
Whitehouse sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Crime and Law Enforcement (19%) Taxation (18%) Environmental Protection (16%) Education (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Health (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%)
Some of Whitehouse’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Con.Res. 45: A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress relating to the disapproval of ...
- S. 3121: A bill to require the Secretary of the Army to carry out a ...
- S. 3096: Removing Barriers to Person-Centered Care Act of 2016
- S. 3022: Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act
- S. 2922: Enhanced Veteran Healthcare Act of 2016
- S. 2904: ALS Disability Insurance Access Act of 2016
- S.Res. 404: A resolution designating March 2016 as “National Middle Level Education Month”.
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From Jan 2007 to Jul 2016, Whitehouse missed 28 of 2,969 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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