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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.

Senator (2nd term)

Democrat



Biography

Political Highlights: R.I. Department of Business Regulation director, 1992-94; U.S. attorney for R.I., 1994-98; R.I. attorney general, 1999-2003; sought Democratic nomination for governor, 2002
Born: October 20, 1955; Manhattan, N.Y.
Residence: Newport
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Wife, Sandra Whitehouse; two children
Education: Yale U., B.A. 1978; U. of Virginia, J.D. 1982
Elected: 2006
Committee Assignments: Budget; Environment & Public Works (Clean Air & Nuclear Safety - Ranking Member; Fisheries, Wildlife & Water; Transportation & Infrastructure); Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Employment & Workplace Safety; Primary Health and Retirement Security); Judiciary (Crime & Terrorism - Ranking Member; Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts; Privacy, Technology & the Law); Special Aging
Social Media:

Roll Call Vitals

District Rating: Safe Democrat
House Seniority: 21st ranked Senate Democrat
Twitter: 149,426 followers
State Clout: Rhode Island is 34th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state


Election History

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