U.S. Senator, Rhode Island

Sen. Whitehouse’s work in the Senate has focused on defense of Social Security and Medicare, delivery system reform in our health care system, confronting threats in cyberspace, the health of oceans and coasts, campaign finance reform and improved American infrastructure. Sen. Whitehouse has been at the center of bipartisan efforts to reform the criminal justice system, overhaul federal education law and strengthen our nation’s cyber-security protection. In 2016, his comprehensive legislation to address the nation’s opioid abuse epidemic was signed into law. A member of the Senate Budget Committee since 2007, he has also worked closely with Republican members of the Committee to improve the Senate budget process.