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**Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies

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Jack Reed
Jack Reed.jpg
U.S. Senate, Rhode Island
Incumbent
In office
1997-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorClaiborne Pell (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First electedNovember 5, 1996
Next general November 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Representative, U.S. House of Representatives
1990-1996
Senator, Rhode Island State Senate
1984-1990
Education
Bachelor'sWest Point, 1971
Master'sHarvard University, 1973
J.D.Harvard Law School, 1982
Military service
Service/branchArmy
Years of service1967-1979
Personal
BirthdayNovember 12, 1949
Place of birthProvidence, RI
Net worth$570,022
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Jack Reed (b. November 12, 1949) is a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from the state of Rhode Island. Reed was first elected to the Senate in 1996, and he won re-election in 2002 and 2008. Reed is considered safe for re-election in 2014.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Reed is a "rank-and-file Democrat".[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Reed's academic, professional and political career:[3]

  • 1971: Received his B.S. from United States Military Academy, West Point
  • 1973: Received his M.P.P from Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • 1982: Received his J.D. from Harvard Law School
  • 1971-1979: Served in the U.S. Army
  • 1977-1979: Held a position as an associate professor, Department of Social Sciences, U.S. Military Academy
  • 1979-1991: Served int he U.S. Army Reserve
  • 1985-1990: Served as a member of the Rhode Island State senate
  • 1991-1997: Served as a Democrat in the U.S. Congress
  • 1997-Present: U.S Senator from Rhode Island

Committee assignments

U.S. Senate

2013-2015

Reed serves on the following Senate committees[4]:

  • Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Department of Defense
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
  • Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection Members
    • Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development
  • Armed Services
    • Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
    • Subcommittee on SeaPower
    • Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities

2011-2012

Issues

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Reed voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. The bill was passed in the Senate by a 89/8 vote on January 1, 2013.[5]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Rhode Island, 2014

A Public Policy Poll released February 1, 2013 showed Reed in excellent standing for re-election in 2014: In addition to high job performance approval ratings, poll respondents said they would vote for Reed over all five potential Republican challengers included in the survey, with Reed winning by a minimum of 29 points against Brendan Doherty, and a maximum of 65 points against Curt Schilling.

The results prompted Dean Debna, the President of Public Policy Polling, to say that, “Jack Reed may very well be the least vulnerable Senator in the country up for reelection next year."[1]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Reed won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Robert G. Tingle in the general election.[6]

U.S. Senate, Rhode Island General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJack Reed Incumbent 73.4% 320,644
     Republican Robert G. Tingle 26.6% 116,174
Total Votes 436,818

Campaign donors

2008

Reed won re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2008. During that re-election cycle, Reed's campaign committee raised a total of $4,735,246 and spent $3,169,751.[7]


Analysis

Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Reed paid his congressional staff a total of $2,570,396 in 2011. He ranks 18th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Senatorial Staff Salaries and he ranks 52nd overall of the lowest paid Senatorial Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Rhode Island ranks 30th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average U.S. Senate congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.[8]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. In 2012, Reed ranked 13th out of 52 Senate Democrats in the liberal rankings.[9][10]

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Reed's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $171,044 and $969,000. That averages to $570,022, which is significantly lower than the average net worth of Democratic Senators in 2011 of $20,795,450. His average net worth increased by 0.26% from 2010.[11]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Reed's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $196,042 and $941,000. That averages to $568,521, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Senators in 2010 of $19,383,524.[12]

National Journal vote ratings

2011

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. In 2011, Reed and fellow Democratic Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse both ranked 19th in the liberal rankings.[13]

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Jack Reed has voted with the Democratic Party 97.0 of the time, which ranked 4 among the 52 Senate Democratic members as of November 2011.[14]

Recent news

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Personal

Reed and his wife, Julia, have one child, Emily.

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Claiborne Pell
U.S. Senate - Rhode Island
1997-Present
Succeeded by
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