Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

Democrat, Rhode Island
Office 202-224-2921 | @SenWhitehouse | Facebook

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Grade

1

Vote for Children

30

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Sen. Whitehouse represents a state with a child poverty rate of 18 percent. 8.2 percent of children in this state are in extreme poverty, 17.3 percent are food insecure, and 2.2 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Sen. Whitehouse has taken 1 vote that would help the children in his state. He has introduced 2 bills and cosponsored 28 bills to help children. Sen. Whitehouse has taken 0 actions in support of legislation we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 500 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Sen. Whitehouse has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted for H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.


  • co-sponsored S.1129 the Medicare for All Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1138 the bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the earned income and child tax credits, and for other purposes..

  • co-sponsored S.1246 the Fair and Equal Housing Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1462 the Disarm Hate Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1465 the Childhood Outcomes Need New Efficient Community Teams.

  • co-sponsored S.1481 the Healthy Maternity and Obstetric Medicine Act.

  • co-sponsored S.150 the Raise the Wage Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1703 the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019.


  • co-sponsored S.1791 the Every Child Deserves a Family Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1795 the Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1831 the 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2113 the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2548 the Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.266 the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2843 the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2850 the Smarter Sentencing Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.292 the Keep Families Together Act.

  • co-sponsored S.42 the Background Check Expansion Act.

  • co-sponsored S.463 the FAMILY Act.

  • co-sponsored S.489 the State Public Option Act.

  • co-sponsored S.506 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.568 the Child Care for Working Families Act.

  • co-sponsored S.655 the SAFE Kids Act.

  • co-sponsored S.66 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.690 the American Family Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.788 the Equality Act.

  • co-sponsored S.873 the Stabilize Medicaid and CHIP Coverage Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.931 the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Enhancement Act of 2019.

  • As with any scorecard, this tool is inherently limited. Some members may score differently than they might expect because a committee assignment requires they work primarily on issues outside the scope of CDF’s portfolio. Additionally, because the important work done by leadership in Congress is not entirely captured by our model, Members of Congress in leadership roles tend to appear near the middle of our range of grades. There are some data limitations as well. A truly comprehensive measure of action taken on behalf of children would likely include things like floor statements, committee votes, votes on amendments, public leadership, and much more. An expansion of this Report Card to include those additional data may be possible in the future.

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