Vote — Feb 8, 2016 5:31 p.m.
Nomination Confirmed 83/0
Sen. Whitehouse [D-RI]: Not Voting
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Senator from Rhode Island, Democrat
Whitehouse, a Democrat, has been a senator from Rhode Island since Jan 4, 2007 (next election in 2018).
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:
Whitehouse sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Environmental Protection (18%) Crime and Law Enforcement (18%) Taxation (15%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Education (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Health (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%)
Some of Whitehouse’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 2007 to Feb 2016, Whitehouse missed 28 of 2,853 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. 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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