Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D]

Senator from Rhode Island

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1997-2020 Senator Rhode Island
1991-1996 Representative Rhode Island's 2nd District

2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Committee Membership

John “Jack” Reed sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Reed sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (27%) Health (20%) Finance and Financial Sector (14%) Labor and Employment (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Housing and Community Development (6%) Taxation (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1997 to Nov 2015, Reed missed 35 of 6,042 roll call votes, which is 0.6%. This is better than the median of 1.6% 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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