Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democrat from Rhode Island, talks with colleagues before a news conference conference in Washington, D.C. U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Democratic lawmakers want Medicaid funding protected in the fiscal cliff talks. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (L) (D-RI) confers with U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (R) (D-NY) as U.S. Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA) listens during a press conference about the 'Bring Jobs Home Act' at the U.S. Capitol July 22, 2014 in Washington, DC. The bill would create financial incentives for companies to return jobs to the U.S. that have been outsourced to other countries, and eliminate loopholes that financially benefit companies when they relocate jobs to other nations.
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) (R) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) (L) speak during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. Schumer and Whitehouse spoke on the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on campaign financing decided today in McCutcheon vs. F.E.C.
A visibly frustrated Senate Judicary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) (3rd L) and committee members (L-R) Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) after no Republican members of the committee showed up for a business meeting in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill November 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Because Republicans refused to attend the meeting Leahy and the committee Democrats were unable to have a quorum and vote on the nomination of 10 United States Circuit and District judges nominated by President Barack Obama.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is accompanied by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) (L) as he heads into the Senate Democratic Caucus luncheon at the U.S. Capitol November 10, 2009 in Washington, DC. Clinton was on the Hill to talk to lawmakers about passing health care reform legislation through the Senate.