Read our 2020 Report Card for Reed.
Reed is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Reed has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jul 22, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
John “Jack” Reed sits on the following committees:
- Senate Committee on Armed Services Chair
- Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Ex Officio
Senate Committee on Appropriations
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, Defense, Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies subcommittees
- Legislative Branch subcommittee Chair
- Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Reed was the primary sponsor of 29 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 288: TRANSPLANT Act of 2021
- S. 4053 (116th): DOE EPSCoR Modernization Act
- S. 3494 (116th): Layoff Prevention Act of 2020
- S. 3496 (116th): Preventing Layoffs During a Public Health Emergency Act of 2020
- S. 2997 (116th): Title VII Health Care Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019
- S. 1272 (116th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 575 Dexter Street in Central Falls, Rhode Island, as the “Elizabeth Buffum Chace ...
- S. 456 (116th): Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 2019
Does 29 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Reed sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Finance and Financial Sector (26%) Education (22%) Health (13%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Taxation (5%)
Some of Reed’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2425: A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to ensure the provision ...
- S. 2361: A bill to reauthorize the budget-neutral demonstration program for energy and water conservation ...
- S. 2282: Unity through Service Act of 2021
- S. 2145: Corporate Management Accountability Act of 2021
- S. 2147: Stronger Enforcement of Civil Penalties Act of 2021
- S. 2054: Partnerships for Affordability and Student Success Act
- S. 2008: A bill to strengthen the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness.
From Jan 1997 to Jul 2021, Reed missed 38 of 7,830 roll call votes, which is 0.5%. 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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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