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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)
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 (17%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Education (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Health (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%)
Some of Whitehouse’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- 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”.
- S. 2691: Integrating Behavioral Health Through Technology Act of 2016
- S. 2573: Home Lead Safety Tax Credit Act of 2016
- S. 2546: No Windfalls for Bailed Out Executives Act
- S. 2489: Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act
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From Jan 2007 to May 2016, Whitehouse missed 28 of 2,923 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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