Reed is the representative for New York’s 23rd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Reed is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
He was previously the representative for New York’s 29th congressional district as a Republican from 2010 to 2012.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
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 House of Representatives 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 Oct 26, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Tom Reed sits on the following committees:
Reed was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1138 (116th): To reauthorize the West Valley demonstration project, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 825 (116th): Finger Lakes National Heritage Area Study Act
- H.R. 644 (114th): Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
- H.R. 606 (113th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 815 County Road 23 in Tyrone, New York, as the “Specialist Christopher Scott Post Office …
- H.R. 3765 (113th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 198 Baker Street in Corning, New York, as the “Specialist Ryan P. Jayne Post Office …
Does 5 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:
Some of Reed’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5462: Tanning Tax Repeal Act of 2021
- H.R. 4720: Energy Sector Innovation Credit Act of 2021
- H.R. 4535: Helping Americans Succeed by Measuring Outcomes Act
- H.R. 3915: Strengthening Social Security for Widows Act
- H.R. 1887: Rural Hospital Support Act
- H.R. 1371: Crush the Virus Act of 2021
- H.R. 7804 (116th): Back to Work Child Care Grants Act of 2020
From Nov 2010 to Oct 2021, Reed missed 140 of 6,721 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives 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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