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Sheldon WhitehouseDEMDemocrat United States Senator
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Sheldon Whitehouse (born October 20, 1955) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the junior United States senator from Rhode Island since 2007. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a United States Attorney from 1993 to 1998 and the 71st attorney general of Rhode Island from 1999 to 2003. A political progressive and climate hawk, Whitehouse became chair of the United States Senate Committee on the Budget in 2023. He has given hundreds of Senate floor speeches about climate change and has made his assertion that politically conservative "dark money" groups are conducting a campaign to seize control of the American government, specifically the Supreme Court of the United States, a hallmark of his Senate tenure.

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Education7 - 7 of 5
Yale College
Ezra Stiles College
St. Albans School
University of Virginia School of Law
Juris Doctor
St. Paul's School
Past Positions1 - 9 of 9
United States Senate
2006 - Current
Attorney General
State of Rhode Island
1998 - 2004
United States Attorney
Rhode Island
1994 - 1998
Department of Business Regulation, Rhode Island
1992 - 1994
Office of the Governor of Rhode Island
Legal Counsel
Office of the Governor of Rhode Island
Assistant to the Attorney General
Rhode Island
1984 - 1990
Former Clerk
West Virginia Supreme Court
Former Policy Advisor
Governor of Rhode Island
Other Experience1 - 17 of 17
National Democratic Convention
Quality Institute, Rhode Island
The Budget Committee
Former Member
Subcommittee on The Constitution
Former Member
Subcommittee on the Constitution, United States Senate
Former Member
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security, United States Senate
Former Member
Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate
Former Member
Privacy, Technology and the Law Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety, United States Senate
Defend Social Security Caucus
Senate Oceans Caucus
Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change
the Finance Committee
Judiciary Committee
Environment and Public Works Committee