As a U.S. Senator for Rhode Island, Sheldon Whitehouse 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. Throughout his more than 30 years in public service, Whitehouse has focused on the basic issues that make a real difference in people’s lives, one of which is climate change. As a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Sheldon has championed efforts to reduce carbon pollution, protect the air and water, and position Rhode Island as a leader in the clean energy economy. He founded the Senate Oceans Caucus to promote creative, bipartisan policy solutions that protect our oceans, our coasts, and the people and economies that rely on them.
Whitehouse is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Virginia School of Law. Within the senate, he is a member of the Special Committee on Aging, the Judiciary Committee and the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.