Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

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

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Grade

2

Votes for Children

34

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

During the 117th Congress, Sen. Whitehouse has taken 2 votes that would help the children in his state. He has introduced 1 bill and cosponsored 33 bills to help children. Sen. Whitehouse has taken 0 actions we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 550 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Sen. Whitehouse has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted for H.R.1319 the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

  • voted for H.R.5305 the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1 the For the People Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.51 the Washington, D.C. Admission Act.

  • co-sponsored S.53 the Raise the Wage Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.96 the Reopen and Rebuild AmericaÍs Schools Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.248 the FAMILY Act.

  • co-sponsored S.271 the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Enhancement Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.281 the Gun Violence Prevention Research Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.346 the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.510 the Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.529 the Background Check Expansion Act.

  • co-sponsored S.591 the Background Check Completion Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.646 the Stabilize Medicaid and CHIP Coverage Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.736 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.817 the Wall Street Tax Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.994 the For the 99.5 Percent Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1195 the Healthy Families Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1338 the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1360 the Child Care for Working Families Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1451 the Reach Every Mother and Child Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1598 the Carried Interest Fairness Act of 2021.


  • co-sponsored S.1670 the Credit for Caring Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1819 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1825 the Safe Gun Storage Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1841 the Mental Health Services for Students Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1848 the John Lewis Every Child Deserves a Family Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2090 the Disarm Hate Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2224 the STEM Opportunities Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2319 the 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.2320 the Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.2410 the Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.2617 the Ending the Carried Interest Loophole Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2639 the State Public Option Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2752 the Do No Harm Act.

  • 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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