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U.S. Senator

John Reed




Leadership: No leadership position
Committees: Senate Committee on Appropriations, Senate Committee on Armed Services, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
(subcommittees and past assignments)

Candidates for the RI-Senate Class II Seat:
(Next election: 4 November 2014)

Confirmed: None so far
Considering: None so far
Rumored: None so far
Potential: None so far
Dropped-out: None so far
(more info and editing for the RI-Senate Class II Seat)
On the Web
Official website

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


Record and controversies

Congressional scorecards

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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



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

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Metlife Inc$ 50,900
Thornton & Naumes$ 50,000
NorPAC$ 37,000
Edwards Wildman Palmer$ 33,150
Apollo Global Management$ 28,000
Raytheon Co$ 26,000
Goldman Sachs$ 24,800
Aloha Partners$ 18,400
Citigroup Inc$ 16,700
Belvoir Properties$ 16,500
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for John Reed
from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

  • 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 John Reed. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC office
  • 728 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510
    Ph: 202-224-4642 Fax: 202-224-4680
    Webform email
District offices
  • 201 Hillside Road, Suite 200, Cranston, RI 02920-5602
    Ph: 401-943-3100 Fax: (none entered)
  • One Exchange Terrace, US District Courthouse, Suite 408, Providence, RI 02903-1773
    Ph: 401-528-5200 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office
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