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U.S. Senator for Rhode Island
Senator Whitehouse was elected to the United States Senate in November of 2006. He is a member of the Budget Committee; the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW); the Judiciary Committee; and the Finance Committee. He is dedicated to helping small businesses grow, making health care affordable for every family, and fighting to break through the barricade of special interests in Washington that are blocking action on climate change.
The Providence Journal described Sheldon as “a strong-willed and articulate member of the Senate on national issues and an energetic champion of Rhode Island economic and other interests.” Senator Whitehouse served as Rhode Island’s Director of Business Regulation under Governor Sundlun before being recommended by Senator Pell and nominated by President Bill Clinton to be Rhode Island’s United States Attorney in 1994.
During his four years in the post, he notably prosecuted cases involving organized crime and corruption. He was elected Attorney General of Rhode Island in 1998, a position in which he served until 2003. Senator Whitehouse received his B.A. from Yale University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He and his wife Sandra, a marine biologist and environmental advocate, live in Newport. They have two children.