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  • December 2009

  • PROVIDENCE, RI - U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) today announced that the U.S. Census Bureau's Providence and Warwick bureaus are recruiting Rhode Islanders to work part time between now and June 2010 to help perform the 2010 Census. These short-term... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC - Today during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), a senior member of the committee, discussed President Obama's strategy in Afghanistan with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the... Read More
  • WEST POINT, NY - Tonight, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), a West Point graduate and former Army officer, joined President Obama at West Point as he outlined his strategy for the way forward in Afghanistan. Following the President's speech, Reed issued... Read More
  • November 2009

  • JOHN KING, CNN ANCHOR: Good morning. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. President Obama this week will unveil his long-awaited new strategy for Afghanistan. Administration sources suggest it includes a significant boost in U.S. troop levels. The... Read More
  • Mr. President, I thank the Senator from Minnesota. I want to add my comments to that of the Senator from Maryland and the Senator from Delaware to commend the new Senator from Massachusetts. He not only carries on the great work of Ted Kennedy, but... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, November 21, 2009 CONTACT:  Chip Unruh, (202) 224-4642WASHINGTON, DC -- After the United States Senate voted 60-39 to begin consideration of the Protect Patients and Affordable Care Act of 2009, U.S. Senator Jack... Read More
  • I thank Senator Udall. Senator Kaufman has made an excellent point. What we have seen over the last several years, actually more than a decade, is increasing costs shifted to small business. Just this year, a 15-percent increase in small business... Read More
  • Mr. REED. Mr. President, I commend Senator Merkley, Senator Whitehouse, and Senator Reid of Nevada for their eloquent and accurate description of the situation that faces several States. Throughout this country, there is a crisis in unemployment. But... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, after Senate Democrats unveiled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, new legislation to reform health insurance practices, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), a senior member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions... Read More
  • Mr. REED. Mr. President, I commend several of my colleagues who brought us one step closer to passing an extension of unemployment insurance which is absolutely critical in the lives of millions of Americans. Hundreds of thousands -- millions, indeed... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC - After overcoming a Republican filibuster, the U.S. Senate today voted 98-0 to pass the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2009, which includes a key provision championed by U.S. Senator Jack Reed that will provide... Read More
  • Mr. President, today I have the great privilege of rising to pay tribute to my chairman, the longest serving Senator in the history of this country, the senior Senator from West Virginia, Robert C. Byrd.    He has reached a milestone... Read More
  • ED SCHULTZ, Host: Unemployment is at 10 percent nationally, but in 10 states it's even higher. Local and state governments are taking matters into their own hands to stem the tide on job losses so workers can stay afloat in this recession. Rhode... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC - By a vote of 100-0, the U.S. Senate today approved the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs appropriations bill for fiscal year 2010, including $73.55 million U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) helped secure to upgrade Naval Station... Read More
  • MR. CHRIS WALLACE, Host: Now, for the other side of the argument, we're joined by Democratic Senator Jack Reed, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a former Army Ranger. And Senator, welcome back. SEN. JACK REED: Thanks, Chris. MR.... Read More
  • MR. KEITH OLBERMANN: Time now to turn to Senator Jack Reed, Democrat of Rhode Island, member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, the HELP Committee in the Senate, an attendee at today's luncheon with President Clinton. He's... Read More
  • BOB SCHIEFFER, HOST: And good morning again. Chairman Skeleton is here in the studio with us this morning. Our two guests from the Senate, Lindsey Graham and Jack Reed, are in their home states of South Carolina and Rhode Island. Let me start with... Read More
  • Mr. REED. Mr. President, I have been very fortunate in my life. One of the great opportunities I received from Senator John O. Pastore of Rhode Island was the opportunity to attend West Point. At West Point, it was not just a great education, it was... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC - Today, after reports showing payrolls fell by 190,000 workers last month and the U.S. unemployment rate climbed to 10.2%, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) continued his call for Congress and the Obama Administration to take new,... Read More
  • Mr. President, I come to the floor today, as so many of my colleagues have, to reflect on the extraordinary tragedy that took place at Fort Hood, TX, yesterday. It is almost inconceivable such an event could take place. As we sort through the motives... Read More