Workers with reduced hours could get help

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., said passing a bill giving compensation to U.S. workers who accept fewer work hours to prevent company layoffs would save jobs.

Afghan troop surge gets GOP support

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama would have the "broad support" of Senate Republicans if he chooses to send more troops to Afghanistan, a GOP leader said Sunday.

Kerry makes first major trip as chairman

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John Kerry's first major trip as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will be to Southwest Asia, his office said Monday.
Jordan's king in driver's seat

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AMMAN, Jordan, July 22 (UPI) -- Jordanian King Abdullah apparently is not above playing chauffeur, ferrying U.S. Democratic hopeful Barack Obama to Amman airport.

R.I. senator not eager to be Obama's veep

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I., July 14 (UPI) -- Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island says he's not interested in becoming Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's sidekick in the race for the White House.

Graham: Security has helped stabilize Iraq

WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Sunday the improved security in Iraq brought about by U.S. forces has helped stabilize the war-torn country.

U.S. officials offer Iraq assessment

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- U.S. senators offered varied assessments of the situation in Iraq as the president spoke with top military advisers ahead of an April progress report.

Senators: Mixed grades on Iraq progress

WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., just back from a congressional fact-finding mission in Iraq, said Sunday there are signs of progress in the war-torn country.

New bid to close gun show loop hole

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Two U.S. Senate Democrats have opened a campaign to close a loophole in federal law and require background checks on buyers at gun shows.

Senate session lasted 12 seconds

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate's final session of the year Monday lasted all of 12 seconds.

Troop deployment bill fails on 47-47 vote

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate failed Friday to pass Democrat-endorsed legislation that would set a firm deadline for withdrawing U.S. combat troops from Iraq.

Democrats: Bush 'failed' to provide plan

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush provided neither a plan to end the Iraq War nor a reason to continue it, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., said in response to Bush's remarks.

Report: Levin to renew call for Iraq shift

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., is preparing to renew his call for a change in Iraq policy this week based on congressional testimony, the Detroit News reported.

Democrats consider compromise in Iraq

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Democratic leaders in Washington have voiced their openness to compromise in an attempt to pull some of the U.S. soldiers out of Iraq.

Iraq strategy shift 'entirely possible'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Military progress and a political impasse in Iraq make a different direction for U.S. strategy "entirely possible," the Senate's Republican leader said Sunday.
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Jack Reed
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)

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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