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Politicians partake in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Politicians partake in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) --Members of Congress and politicians around the country joined in the viral video trend by dumping buckets of ice over their head to raise awareness of ALS.
Aileen Graef
Unemployment insurance fight renewed in House, Senate

Unemployment insurance fight renewed in House, Senate

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) --Bills to renew emergency unemployment insurance were introduced to revive an effort that seemed all but dead last month when a Senate-passed deal expired.
Gabrielle Levy
House Dems gather for 'Witness Wednesdays' to push for unemployment extension

House Dems gather for 'Witness Wednesdays' to push for unemployment extension

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) --House Democrats have joined a coalition of advocacy groups for a series of events to pressure Republicans to pass an emergency unemployment insurance extension.
Gabrielle Levy
Unemployment extension deal dies quietly over the weekend

Unemployment extension deal dies quietly over the weekend

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) --The deal extending unemployment insurance died quietly Saturday, with little mention from the bipartisan duo of senators that for weeks had pushed for renewal.
Gabrielle Levy
Warren, Democrats urge passage of student loan bill

Warren, Democrats urge passage of student loan bill

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) --College students joined six Democratic senators on Capitol Hill Wednesday to push for passage of a bill that would allow for refinancing of student loans.
Gabrielle Levy
Reed, Heller urge House to pass emergency unemployment

Reed, Heller urge House to pass emergency unemployment

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- With time running out on a Senate-passed extension on emergency unemployment benefits, the measure's two authors Thursday urged the House to act quickly.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate to vote on unemployment benefits this week

Senate to vote on unemployment benefits this week

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid moved forward a vote on a bill that would renew unemployment insurance for the long-term jobless Monday.
Gabrielle Levy
Unemployment insurance passes test vote in Senate

Unemployment insurance passes test vote in Senate

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- The Senate took another step towards passing an extension on emergency unemployment insurance Thursday, voting 65-34 to begin debate.
Gabrielle Levy
The Issue: More roadblocks before EUC can be reinstated

The Issue: More roadblocks before EUC can be reinstated

No job, no money and no prospects for the situation to change any time soon. That's what's facing the more than 2 million long-term unemployed Americans whose extended unemployment benefits began expiring just after Christmas.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
The Issue: Could deal be close on renewing extended unemployment?

The Issue: Could deal be close on renewing extended unemployment?

Could it be? An actual deal in the works to reinstitute the extended unemployment benefits that expired just after Christmas?
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

Bipartisan unemployment extension deal reached in Senate

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- A deal to extend expired unemployment benefits five months that includes offsets to pay for them was struck Thursday, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators said.
Senate strikes deal to revive long-term unemployment insurance

Senate strikes deal to revive long-term unemployment insurance

March 13 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of senators announced they had reached a deal to extend emergency unemployment insurance benefits for five months.
Gabrielle Levy
Report: Senate eyeing deal on long-term unemployment benefits

Report: Senate eyeing deal on long-term unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A deal to restore long-term unemployment benefits may have bipartisan support, the Hill reported Monday.
The Issue: Extended unemployment benefits -- when will Congress act?

The Issue: Extended unemployment benefits -- when will Congress act?

The surprising Christmas agreement that produced the first federal budget resolution in years may have lulled the casual observer into thinking Washington pols were ready to shut up and play nice.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Top Democrat says Republicans should find cuts for jobless benefits

Top Democrat says Republicans should find cuts for jobless benefits

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he's open to finding budget cuts to pay for extending unemployment benefits.
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Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., reacts to President Bush's speech on Iraq from earlier in the day during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on December 7, 2005. Reed called for a clear plan for success in Iraq, emphasizing 2006 should be a year of "transition." (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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John Francis “Jack” Reed (born November 12, 1949) is the senior U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, serving since 1997. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He previously served in the United States House of Representatives for Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district from 1991 to 1997.

Reed was born in Cranston, Rhode Island, to Mary Louise (née Monahan) and Joseph Anthony Reed. Reed graduated from La Salle Academy and the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1971. Following graduation, he spent several years in active duty military service. Reed was an Army Ranger and a paratrooper. He served in the 82nd Airborne Division as an Infantry Platoon leader and in the 325th Infantry Regiment as a Company Commander and later as a Battalion Staff Officer.

Reed attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he received a Masters of Public Policy. He returned to West Point in 1978 as an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences. He left active duty in 1979 after earning the rank of Captain. However, he remained associated with military life until 1991 as a member of the United States Army Reserve.

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