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).


2015 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 (26%) Health (18%) Finance and Financial Sector (15%) Labor and Employment (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Housing and Community Development (7%) Taxation (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1997 to Jun 2016, Reed missed 35 of 6,183 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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