Introduction: Sheldon Whitehouse is the senator from Rhode Island.He is an American democratic politician from Rhode Island elected to the US Senate in 2007. He is active on several important committees and is also a strong advocate for economic fairness.
Birth and family status of Sheldon Whitehouse: Whitehouse was born on October 20, 1955, in New York City. His father was a career diplomat and his grandfather a diplomat. He is married to Sandra, a marine biologist and has two children.
School and college life of Sheldon Whitehouse: Sheldon attended St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire and then went on to Yale University and graduated in 1978. He then received his Juris Doctor from the School of Law, University of Virginia.
Work experience of Sheldon Whitehouse: After his graduation from Virginia, Sheldon worked as a clerk for Judge Richard F Neely. He then worked as a special assistant in Rhode Island Attorney General’s office and later as an assistant attorney general. Moreover, Sheldon also worked as Rhode Island Governor Bruce Sundlun’s Executive Council. Later he was promoted to Director of Policy and in 1992, the Director of Business Regulation.
Political career of Sheldon Whitehouse: In 1994, Whitehouse was appointed the United States Attorney for Rhode Island by President Bill Clinton and in 1998, elected the Attorney General. Though Whitehouse lost the Democratic primary, he ran and won the seat of US Senate from Rhode Island in 2006. Sheldon was re-elected in 2012.
Achievement of Sheldon Whitehouse: Sheldon has led efforts to reduce carbon pollution, protect the air and water and has contributed to promoting clean energy economy. He also works on the HELP Committee to strengthen struggling schools and is a supporter of the Federal Pell Grant Program. Sheldon has been known to for maintaining close relations with his community by listening to and implementing the ideas for the betterment of his people.
Committee Sheldon Whitehouse is assigned to:
- Committee on Budget
- Committee on Environment and Public Works
- Committee on the Judiciary
- Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
- Special Committee on Aging
- Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
- International Narcotics Control caucus
- The Impeachment Trial Committee.