Jack Reed is a champion for middle-class families and a strong believer that, through hard work, all Americans should have the opportunity to build a better life. A former Army Ranger, Reed is a national leader on defense, housing, and economic issues. He has led efforts to promote responsible budgets, create jobs, and strengthen our economy.As one of just eight Senators in U.S. history to graduate from West Point, Time magazine noted: Reed is a serious, intellectually honest veteran and an expert on defense issues in the Senate. In 2008 the New York Times noted: Mr. Reed has had a passion for housing issues throughout his career. Beginning in the early 1980s when, as a young lawyer, he did pro bono work for Amos House, a Providence soup kitchen and social service agency, and continuing after his election to the Rhode Island Assembly, the House and finally the Senate.Recently, he authored laws to create a new affordable housing trust fund, improve consumer disclosures on mortgages, and address the needs of middle-class families who are struggling with the fallout from the housing crisis.
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