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  • February 2010

  • Mr. REED. Madam President, we have today taken a very strong, positive step forward in terms of responding to the No. 1 crisis in our economy, and that is jobs for all of our people. Under Leader Reid's leadership, we were able to get a bill through,... Read More
  • Mr. President, today I introduce the National Institute of Finance Act of 2010, which would create an Institute to provide our financial regulators with the data and analytic tools needed to prevent and contain future financial... Read More
  • January 2010

  • Madam President, our Nation faces unprecedented fiscal and economic challenges. This situation did not happen overnight. It did not happen in 2009. It is a situation created by 8 years of mismanagement and complacency under President Bush. For a... Read More
  • Mr. President, I join my colleague, the Senator from North Dakota, in rising to support the confirmation of Chairman Ben Bernanke to a second term as Chairman of the Federal Reserve. As has been pointed out throughout the course of this debate, his... Read More
  • December 2009

  • Mr. President, I thank the chairman for yielding me the time and also thank him for his great effort on this legislation.It is a profound privilege to have the opportunity to serve the people of Rhode Island and in that capacity to support the... Read More
  • Mr. President, I commend the announcement yesterday that 44 Rhode Island teachers and nearly 9,000 teachers nationwide achieved National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification this year.    The single most effective step we... Read More
  • MR. DAVID GREGORY: Now, let's turn to Capitol Hill. Joining me now for reaction, Democratic Senator from Rhode Island, Jack Reed. Senator Reed, of course, a senior member of the Armed Services Committee and he was at his alma mater, West Point, for... Read More
  • Mr. President, I rise today to introduce the Transitional Federal Medical Assistance Percentage, FMAP, Act, and I am pleased to do so with the support of Senators Brown, Whitehouse, Akaka, Durbin, Klobuchar, and Begich. This bill is an important step... Read More
  • Mr. President, I think it is important to focus on the fiscal difficulties we have today, but I think it is also important to recognize the probable causes of these huge deficits: two wars, unfunded, no attempt to fund them, spent simply by running... 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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