Tom Reed

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Tom Reed
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U.S. House, New York, District 23
Incumbent
In office
November 2, 2010-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
PredecessorBill Owens (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,190,359
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Corning, New York
2007-2010
Education
Bachelor'sAlfred University
J.D.Ohio Northern University College of Law
Personal
BirthdayNovember 18, 1971
Place of birthJoliet, Illinois
ProfessionAttorney, Businessman
Net worth$614,503
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Thomas W. Reed III (b. November 18, 1971) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing New York's 23rd congressional district. Reed was first elected to the House in 2010 and is currently serving his second consecutive term, having won re-election on November 6, 2012. Before redistricting in 2012 Reed had previously served the now defunct 29th district.

Reed is set to run for re-election in New York's 22nd congressional district in the general election on November 4, 2014 and will likely run against candidate Martha Robertson.

Prior to being elected to the House Reed served as mayor of Corning, New York.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Reed is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Reed was born in Joliet, Illinois. He earned a B.A. from Alfred University in 1993, and a J.D. from Ohio Northern University College of Law in 1996.[2]

Career

After earning his degrees, Reed worked as an attorney and businessman. He served as the mayor of Corning, New York from 2007-2010.[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Reed serves on the following committees:[4]

  • Ways and Means Committee
    • Subcommittee on Human Resources
    • Subcommittee on Oversight
    • Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures

2011-2012

Reed served on the following committees:[5]

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Reed's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Reed voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[8]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Reed voted in support of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[8]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Reed voted in opposition of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[8]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Reed voted in support of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[9] The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[8]

Economy

Immigration

Healthcare

Social issues

Previous congressional sessions

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. He was 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[10]

Elections

2014

See also: New York's 23rd congressional district elections, 2014

Reed is a member of the National Republican Congressional Committee's Patriot Program. The program is designed to assist vulnerable Republican incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[11]

2012

See also: New York's 23rd congressional district elections, 2012

Reed won re-election in 2012, but due to New York's redistricting, he ran in the newly drawn 23rd district.[12] He was unopposed in the Republican, Conservative, and Independence party primaries and defeated Nate Shinagawa (D) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[13][14]

U.S. House, New York District 23 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Reed Incumbent 49.2% 137,669
     Democratic Nate Shinagawa 45.6% 127,535
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 5.2% 14,592
Total Votes 279,796
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Reed is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Reed raised a total of $3,190,359 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 23, 2013.[16]

Tom Reed's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 23) Won $2,107,794
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 29) Won $1,082,565
Grand Total Raised $3,190,359

Individual breakdown

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Reed’s reports.[17]

Tom Bishop (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[18]May 16, 2013$115,517.97$229,008.61$(97,935.81)$246,590.77
July Quarterly[19]July 15, 2013$246,590.77$450,719.64$(157,344.31)$539,966.10
Running totals
$679,728.25$(255,280.12)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Reed's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Reed won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Reed's campaign committee raised a total of $2,107,794 and spent $2,006,454.[20]

Cost per vote

Reed spent $14.58 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Reed's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Reed was elected to the U.S. House in 2010 during a special election. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,082,565 and spent $1,045,658.[21]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Reed is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of June 21, 2013.[22]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[23]

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Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Reed missed 25 of 1,793 roll call votes from Nov 2010 to Apr 2013, which is 1.4% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[24]

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 $861,003 in 2011. Overall, New York ranked 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[25]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Reed was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Reed's staff was given an apparent $14,750.00 in bonus money.[26]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Reed's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $269,009 to $959,998. That averages to $614,503, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 52.64% from 2010.[27]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Reed's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $784,011 to $1,810,999. Averaging to a net worth of $1,297,505 which was lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[28]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Reed tied with three other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 159th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[29]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Reed tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 179th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[30]

Voting with party

June 2013

Tom Reed voted with the Republican Party 88.8% of the time, which ranked 206th among the 234 House Republican members as of June, 2013.

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Personal

Reed and his wife Jean live with their children, Autumn and Will, in Corning, New York.[31]

External links

References

  1. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "REED, Thomas W. II, (1971 - )"
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "REED, Thomas W. II, (1971 - )"
  3. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "REED, Thomas W. II, (1971 - )"
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  5. Congressman Tom Reed, 29th District, New York "Committees"
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Project Vote Smart, "Representative Reed's Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 10, 2013
  9. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  10. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  11. Roll Call, "House GOP Adds 9 Vulnerable Incumbents to Patriot Program," July 21, 2013
  12. Jamestown Post-Journal "Tom Reed Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign," May 1, 2012
  13. AP/CSPAN "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012
  14. Politico "2012 Election Map, New York"
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for tom Reed" March 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission "Tom Reed Summary Report," Accessed July 30, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission "Tom Reed April Quarterly," Accessed July 30, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission "Tom Reed July Quarterly," Accessed July 30, 2013
  20. Open Secrets "Tom Reed 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 1, 2013
  21. Open Secrets "Tom Reed 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 28, 2011
  22. Gov Track "Reed" Accessed May 25, 2012
  23. OpenCongress, "Tom Reed," Accessed August 6, 2013
  24. GovTrack, "Tom Reed" Accessed April 2013
  25. LegiStorm, "Tom Reed," Accessed October 1, 2012
  26. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  27. OpenSecrets.org "Tom Reed (R-NY), 2011," accessed February 21, 2013
  28. OpenSecrets.org, "Tom Reed (R-NY), 2010," Accessed October 1, 2012
  29. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  30. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  31. Congressman Tom Reed, 29th District, New York "Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Owens
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 23
2013–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Eric Massa
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 29
2010–2013
Succeeded by
Now Defunct
Preceded by
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Mayor of Corning, New York
2007-2010
Succeeded by
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