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).

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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Whitehouse for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Sheldon Whitehouse sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Whitehouse sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (18%) Crime and Law Enforcement (18%) Environmental Protection (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Health (10%) Education (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2007 to Sep 2016, Whitehouse missed 28 of 2,986 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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: