Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) biography

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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

3rd term Democrat from Rhode Island.


Residence: Newport

Marital Status: Married (Sandra)

Prev. Occupation: Attorney

Prev. Political Exp.: US Attorney, 1994-98; RI Attorney General, 1999-2003; US Senate, 2007-present

Education: BA Yale University, 1978; JD University of Virginia, 1982

Birthdate: 10/20/1955

Birthplace: Manhattan, NY

Religion: Episcopal

Percentage in Last Election: 65%

Major Opponent: B. Barrett Hinckley


Current Elected Office Contact Information

Contact Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse.


Washington, D.C. Office:

530 Hart Senate Office Building,
District of Columbia 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2921
Fax: (202) 228-6362

Providence Office: (more district offices)

170 Westminster Street, Suite 200
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Phone: (401) 453-5294
Fax: (401) 453-5085


Current Elected Office Committees:


Current Elected Office Staff Members:

  • Chief of Staff: Sam Goodstein
  • Scheduler: Leah Seigle
  • Legis. Dir.: Josh Karetny
  • Comm. Dir.: Rich Davidson
  • Child/Family Issues LA: Anna Esten
  • Telecomm LA: Alex Aronson
  • Transportation LA: Aaron Goldner
  • Commerce LA: Josh Karetny
  • Budget LA: Josh Karetny
  • Government Affairs LA: Alex Aronson
  • Space - NASA LA: Aaron Goldner
  • Animal Welfare LA: Anna Esten
  • Trade LA: Christopher Mewett
  • Education LA: David Caruolo
  • Labor LA: David Caruolo



Current Elected Office Key Votes:

These are our key votes and this is how Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse voted on our issues. Click on each heading to sort.

Status Name of Legislation Date Voted Score
A Motion to Recede and Amend the Bill; Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 11/08/2007 Yea Not Scored

P = Passed Voted For Us= Voted With Us
A = Agreed To Voted Against= Voted Against Us
R = Rejected Not Scored= Not Scored
C = Confirmed Ineligible to Vote= Ineligible to Vote
F = Failed

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Current Elected Office Bills:

Here is Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse's cosponsorship status on our key legislation. Send Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse a message by clicking in the "Send Message" column.

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Bill Name Cosponsor? Send Message
S.1021 - 'A bill to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and for other purposes. No Send Message to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
S.250 - 'A bill to amend the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 to improve th... No Send Message to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse


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