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Jack Reed currently serves as the Sr. Senator for Rhode Island

John Francis "Jack" Reed is the Senior Senator for the state of Rhode Island. He is a Democrat, and was first elected in 1996. (map)

Record and controversies

General information about important bills and votes for can be found in Congresspedia's articles on legislation. You can add information you find on how Jack Reed voted by clicking the "[edit]" link to the right and typing it in. Remember to cite your sources!

Iraq War

Reed voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq in Oct. 2002.

For more information see the chart of U.S. Senate votes on the Iraq War.

The Levin-Reed Iraq withdrawal timeline

Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) proposed an amendment that would start troop withdrawals from 120 days after its passage, to be completed by April 1, 2008. In the interim, troops in Iraq would have their mission shift to training Iraq troops, fighting al-Qaeda, and protecting themselves from attack. Similar legislation had been introduced in the past; the bill's predecessor had been pushed through Congress by Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), though it was vetoed by President George W. Bush.[1]

Main article: FY 2008 Defense Department authorization#The Levin-Reed Timeline

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Bio

Background

Reed was born November 12, 1949 in Providence, Rhode Island and has lived in Rhode Island his entire life. Reed graduated from La Salle Academy in Providence, and attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1971. Following his graduation and receiving an active duty commission, Reed attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he received a Masters of Public Policy. Reed also served in the 82nd Airborne Division, as an Army Ranger and paratrooper.

Congressional Career

Reed resigned from the army in 1979 as a captain and enrolled in Harvard Law School. In 1982, he graduated and served as an associate at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Sutherland, Asbill and Brennan. Afterwards, he returned to Rhode Island and joined Edwards and Angell, a Providence law firm. Reed was elected as a state senator in 1984, and served three terms. In 1990, Reed was elected to the United States House of Representatives. For the next six years Reed became well known in his state for his positions on education and health care, and when Senator Claiborne Pell announced his retirement in 1996, Reed campaigned to be his replacement and won. He was easily reelected to a second term in 2002.

Positions and Views

Americans for Democratic Action has often listed him as a "hero" and they indicate he has one of the most liberal voting records in the Senate.[1]

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Jack Reed
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

  • Senate Committee on Armed Services
    • Subcommittee on Seapower
    • Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
    • Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities - Chairman
  • Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
    • Subcommittee on Children and Families
    • Subcommittee on Retirement and Aging
  • Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions
    • Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development
    • Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment - Chairman
  • Senate Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Water
    • Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education
    • Subcommittee on Military Contruction and Veterans Affairs
    • Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and Caucuses

Boards and other Affiliations

  • Democratic Deputy Whip
  • Regional Chairman, Democratic Policy Committee
  • Roundtable Co-Chair, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
  • Co-Chair, New England Caucus
  • Senate National Guard Caucus
  • Member of the Aspen Strategy Group

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Jack Reed. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
728 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-3902
Phone: 202-224-4642
Fax: 202-224-4680
Web Email
Website

District Office- Cranston:
201 Hillside Road, Suite 200
Cranston, RI 02920-5602
Phone: 401-943-3100
TollFree: 800-284-4200 (RI Only)
TTYD Number: 800-745-5555
Fax: 401-464-6837

District Office- Providence:
One Exchange Terrace
US District Courthouse, Suite 408
Providence, RI 02903-1773
Phone: 401-528-5200
TollFree: 800-284-420 (RI Only)
TTYD Number: 800-745-5555
Fax: 401-528-5242

Articles and Resources

Resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

Articles

2002

2003

2004

2005

SourceWatch Resources

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Current Office: U.S. Senate
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Committees: Senate Committee on Appropriations, Senate Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Agriculture Rural Development Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies, Senate Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Commerce Justice and Science and Related Agencies, Senate Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, Senate Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on State Foreign Operations and Related Programs, Senate Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Interior Environment and Related Agencies, Senate Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Labor Health and Human Services Education and Related Agencies, Senate Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies, Senate Committee on Armed Services, Senate Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Seapower, Senate Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, Senate Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs, Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs/Subcommittee on Financial Institutions, Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs/Subcommittee on Housing Transportation and Community Development, Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs/Subcommittee on Securities Insurance and Investment, Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions, Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions/Subcommittee on Retirement and Aging, Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions/Subcommittee on Children and Families,
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 5, 1996
First Took Current Office:
January 7, 1997
Next Election:
November 4, 2014
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
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Previous Political Work?
US House of Representatives, Rhode Island State Senate,
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District Offices:
1. 201 Hillside Road, Suite 200, Cranston, RI 02920-5602
Phone: 401-943-3100 / Fax: 401-464-6837
2. One Exchange Terrace, US District Courthouse, Suite 408, Providence, RI 02903-1773
Phone: 401-528-5200 / Fax: 401-528-5242




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Date of Birth: November 12, 1949








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