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  • March 2012

  • WASHINGTON, DC - With the current federal highway transportation bill set to expire in just 3 days, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) is urging the U.S. House of Representatives to get moving and pass the bipartisan Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st... Read More
  • Mr. President, I rise to join many of my colleagues in support of the efforts to stop wasting taxpayer money subsidizing oil executives' huge profits. We need to end these wasteful handouts, reduce the deficit, and develop clean energy... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC - Today, after the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding the individual mandate, a provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires individuals to purchase health insurance or pay a penalty to cover the societal costs of... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Tonight the U.S. Senate voted to advance a measure that would end tax subsidies for large oil companies.  U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), a cosponsor of the Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act, wants to end corporate welfare... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC - In an effort to spur hiring and boost investment in new equipment, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) announced his support for new legislation to help Rhode Island small businesses hire more workers and invest in their growth.  The... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) is currently accepting applications for summer interns to serve in his Washington, DC office.  College and graduate students are encouraged to apply.  The internships are paid and the deadline... Read More
  • Mr. President, on April 5, the extension that was recently voted for extended unemployment compensation benefits will expire. We need to at least provide for a temporary extension while we await the resolution of a much broader piece of legislation... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC – After the oil industry claimed this week that fewer environmental regulations, continuing $4 billion in annual U.S. taxpayer subsidies to private oil companies, and allowing drilling anywhere on federal land and along the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) strongly opposed today’s Senate passage of a capital formation bill that weakens investor protections, loosens standards for taking a company public, and lowers safeguards for protecting the public... Read More
  • PROVIDENCE, RI – U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) today announced that Rhode Island will receive an additional $634,342 in federal funding to continue providing housing counseling to struggling Rhode Islanders through NeighborWorks America’s... Read More
  • JOBS Act
    Mr. President, this is a critical moment. The Senate is on the verge of adopting legislation that could cost the American people dearly in the future. The House bill with respect to capital formation, which is labeled a jobs bill, but goes more to... Read More
  • Mr. President, I rise, along with so many colleagues, to pay tribute to Senator Barbara Mikulski, an extraordinary woman and Senator, someone who has become the longest serving woman in the history of the Senate, indeed, in the history of the... Read More
  • JOBS Act
    Mr. President, I commend Senator Merkley and Senator Bennet for their extraordinary work, indeed, in collaboration I believe with our colleague Senator Brown from Massachusetts to make significant improvements in the crowdfunding provisions of the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate voted 54-44 in favor of Senator Jack Reed’s (D-RI) legislation to fix the so-called Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (H.R. 3606) to prevent it from dismantling critical accounting standards and... Read More
  • JOBS Act
    Mr. President, I rise again today to discuss H.R. 3606, the so-called JOBS Act. As chair of the Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment, I want all of my colleagues to know that this legislation, as it is currently drafted, is... Read More
  • JOBS Act
    Mr. President, I thank the majority leader. I rise because in a moment we will be voting on the Reed-Landrieu-Levin substitute amendment. This legislation corrects glaring defects in the House-proposed bill on a so-called jobs bill. It protects... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) today spoke on the Senate floor opposing H.R. 3606, the so-called Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, which would roll back critical accounting standards and investor protections on both small and... Read More
  • JOBS Act
    Mr. President, today I rise to discuss H.R. 3606, the so-called JOBS Act. As chairman of the Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment of the Senate Banking Committee, I wish all of my colleagues to know this legislation, as it is... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC - In an effort to reduce health care costs and expand access for mental health services to Medicaid patients, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that... Read More
  • JOBS Act
    Mr. President, today I rise to discuss H.R. 3606, the so-called JOBS Act. As chairman of the Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment of the Senate Banking Committee, I wish all of my colleagues to know this legislation, as it is... Read More