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  • December 2011

  • Mr. President, today I am introducing the bipartisan LIHEAP Protection Act, along with my colleagues Senator Snowefrom Maine and Senator Sandersfrom Vermont, and many of our colleagues on both sides of the aisle. I am pleased to see such broad... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jack Reed today announced that new federal statistics set to be released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) show that thanks to the new health insurance reform law, more than 10,600 Rhode... Read More
  • CRANSTON, RI – Today, U.S. Senator Jack Reed, a graduate of West Point and former Army Ranger, presented the Distinguished Flying Cross to World War II veteran Bernard Creswick of Warwick.  Mr. Creswick, served as a Technical Sergeant in... Read More
  • PROVIDENCE, RI - In an effort to help Rhode Islanders in need put food on the table this holiday season, U.S. Senator Jack Reed joined Rhode Island First Lady Stephanie Chafee and volunteers at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank Holiday Meal Drive... Read More
  • PORTSMOUTH, RI – Attention shoppers: Your U.S. Senators are in aisle 1, discussing economic development and job growth. Today, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse met with local business leaders and workers at the family-owned... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC - With energy costs rising and winter approaching, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators led by Jack Reed (D-RI), Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) are keeping the heat on Congress to restore funding for the Low Income... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, the U.S. Senate approved a $662 billion defense bill that will help provide our troops with the support, resources, and equipment they need to address our most pressing national security threats. U.S. Senator Jack... Read More
  • Madam President, I rise today to urge my colleagues to extend and expand the payroll tax cut and to fully extend unemployment compensation insurance immediately. The payroll tax cut and full extension of unemployment insurance are two of our best... Read More
  • November 2011

  • WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to boost the economy and help Rhode Island families, U.S. Senator Jack Reed is calling on Congress to cut every worker’s payroll taxes in half next year.  Extending and expanding the soon-to-expire... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) today met with Mr. Pedro Polanco, 91, and members of his family in Washington, DC.  Mr. Polanco, with the help of an essay written by his son, Dr. Jose Polanco, of Cranston, was selected by the... Read More
  • National Guard
    Mr. President, I thank you, and I thank the Senator from Delaware.    As I have indicated, I would like to make some comments about how I think we can improve and clarify the legislation that was adopted last evening by unanimous... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC - In an effort to protect soldiers and their families from abusive financial practices, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) introduced an amendment to the 2012 Defense Authorization bill that would prevent lenders from charging excessive... Read More
  • PROVIDENCE, RI – Today, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan joined U.S. Senator Jack Reed and members of the Congressional delegation, along with Mayor Angel Taveras, for a tour of Providence... Read More
  • PROVIDENCE, RI – In an effort to help boost Rhode Island’s economy, U.S. Senator Jack Reed is urging consumers to shop at their favorite local, independently owned businesses this coming Saturday as part of “Small Business... Read More
  • Mr. President, today I am introducing the PCAOB Enforcement Transparency Act of 2011 along with Senator Grassley.    One of the largest securities frauds in history began unraveling in August 2001 when an Enron vice president expressed... Read More
  • Mr. President, I rise in support of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. I wish to commend Senator Levin and Senator McCain for their leadership in bringing this piece of legislation to the floor. All my colleagues in the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to protect the investing public and improve the oversight of corporate auditing, U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) are introducing the PCAOB Enforcement Transparency Act of 2011. In the wake... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC – The full U.S. Senate today unanimously approved legislation from U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) to save taxpayers an estimated $1 billion and appropriately reduce the Air Force's strategic airlift... Read More
  • I rise to underscore a crucial challenge facing our Nation. There are 14 million Americans who are looking for work. Six million have been unemployed for more than 6 months, and the average length of unemployment is 40 weeks, the longest average in... Read More
  • Mr. President, today I introduce the National Guard Technician Equity Act to correct inconsistencies in the dual-status technician program.    Over 48,000 National Guard dual-status technicians serve our Nation. They are a distinct... Read More