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).

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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%) Housing and Community Development (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Taxation (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Reed’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Nay H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Dec 2016, Reed missed 35 of 6,235 roll call votes, which is 0.6%. This is better than the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: