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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.

Senator (3rd term)



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, Climate, & Nuclear Safety; Fisheries, Wildlife & Water; Transportation & Infrastructure); Finance (Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure; Health Care; Taxation & IRS Oversight - Chairman); Judiciary (Constitution; Criminal Justice & Counterterrorism; Federal Courts, Oversight, Agency Action, & Federal Rights - Chairman; Privacy, Technology, & the Law); Joint Budget Reform
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District Rating: Safe Democrat
House Seniority: 21st ranked Senate Democrat
Twitter: 470,475 followers

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