Sen. John “Jack” Reed

Senator from Rhode Island, Democrat

Reed, a Democrat, has been a senator from Rhode Island since Jan 7, 1997 (next election in 2020).

He was previously the representative for Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district (1991-1996).



Our unique analysis of the bills Reed has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Reed is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Reed for more statistics.

Committee Membership

John “Jack” Reed sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Reed sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (25%) Health (18%) Finance and Financial Sector (17%) Labor and Employment (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Housing and Community Development (7%) Taxation (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Reed’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1997 to Sep 2016, Reed missed 35 of 6,223 roll call votes, which is 0.6%. This is better than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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