Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina
Lindsey Graham (R) of South Carolina was elected to the Senate in 2002. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He served for six and one half years of service on active duty as an Air Force lawyer. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1994. Since his election to Congress, Graham has worked to adequately fund and prepare the military, and has been active in education policy. Graham is the Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on The Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights. He is also a member of the Appropriations Committee, the Armed Services Committee, the Select Committee on Aging, and the Budget Committee.
Sheldon Whitehouse, D-Rhode Island
Sheldon Whitehouse (D) of Rhode Island was elected to the Senate in 2006. Whitehouse chairs the Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts. He is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a former United States Attorney for Rhode Island. Whitehouse has been an advocate for environmental protection, health and conservation throughout his career. Whitehouse is the Chairman of the Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee. He also serves on the Environment and Public Works Committee, the Health Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, the Special Committee on Aging, and the Budget Committee.
John Cornyn, R-Texas
John Cornyn (R) of Texas was elected to the Senate in 2002. He is a graduate of Trinity University and St. Mary's School of Law, both in San Antonio. He also earned a Masters of Law from the University of Virginia Law School (1995). Since his election to the Senate, Cornyn has worked on issues related to border security, accessible health care, and improving educational opportunities. Cornyn is a member of the Senate Republican leadership. He is the Ranking Member on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security. He is also a member of the Armed Services Committee, the Finance Committee, and the Budget Committee.
Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota
Amy Klobuchar (D) of Minnesota was elected to the Senate in 2006. She is the first woman elected to the Senate from Minnesota. She graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in 1982 and from the University of Chicago Law School in 1985. In the Senate, Klobuchar has worked to protect consumers, strengthen veterans' health and education benefits, create a strong safety net for farmers, and invest in the energy technologies that will create new jobs. Before her election to the Senate, Klobuchar served as a partner on two of Minnesota's leading law firms, and led Minnesota's largest prosecutor's office for eight years. Klobuchar is the chair of the Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts. She is also a member of the Agriculture Committee, the Commerce Committee, and the Joint Economic Committee.
Michael S. Lee, R-Utah
Michael S. Lee (R) of Utah was elected to the Senate in 2010. Lee graduated from Bringham Young University, and earned a law degree from BYU's Law School in 1997. He clerked for Judge Dee Benson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, and for then-Judge Samuel Alito on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He worked in private practice and served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. He also served as Utah Governor Jon Huntsman's General Counsel. Lee is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights. Lee also serves on the Foreign Relations Committee, the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and the Joint Economic Committee.
Al Franken, D-Minnesota
Al Franken of Minnesota was elected to the Senate in 2008. He graduated from Harvard in 1973. Before running for the Senate, Franken spent 37 years as a comedy writer, author, and radio talk show host, and participated in seven USO tours, visiting troops overseas in German, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Uzbekistan, as well as visiting Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait four times. Since his election to the Senate, Franken has advocated for affordable, accessible health care and affordable education. He is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law. Franken is also a member of the Energy Committee, the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and the Indian Affairs Committee.
Christopher A. Coons, D-Delaware
Christopher A. Coons (D) of Delaware was elected to the Senate in 2010. He graduated from Amherst College in 1985, and received his Juris Doctor from Yale University Law School in 1992. He also received a Master's degree in Ethics from Yale Divinity School in 1992. He has worked in the non-profit sector and as an attorney. From 2001-2004, Coons served as the President of the New Castle County Council, and from 2005-2010, he served as the County Executive of New Castle County. Coons also serves on the Energy Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, and the Budget Committee.
Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut
Richard Blumenthal (D) of Connecticut was elected to the Senate in 2010. Blumenthal graduated from Harvard College and Yale Law School. He is a former five-term state Attorney General in Connecticut. he served in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1984-1987, and in the Connecticut Senate from 1987-1990. He is also a former U.S. Attorney for Connecticut. Blumenthal also serves on the Armed Services Committee, the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and the Special Committee on Aging.
Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii
Mazie K. Hirono (D) of Hawaii was elected to the Senate in 2012. She is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa (1970) and Georgetown University Law Center (1978). Hirono served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2007 to 2013. In Hawaii, she served two terms as lieutenant governor and more than a decade in the legislature. Hirono also serves on the Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Committees.