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Who Is Jack Reed's Wife? New Details On Julia Hart Reed

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Since 1996, Jack Reed as served as a senior U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, previously acting as a U.S. Representative and serving in the U.S. Army as an active officer. He’s been re-elected four times and is considered to have an “easy seat,” as he usually wins by a landslide.

As a liberal Democrat, Reed consistently votes in line with his party’s views. He’s an advocate for preventative health care and supports Medicare funding. He also supports gun control, is pro-choice, and has voted to expand policies for Affirmative Action. Reed is also a supporter of gay rights and has voted against proposed amendments that would have banned gay marriage, instead voting on legislation that would prevent hate crimes against the LGBT community as well as job discrimination.

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Most recently, Reed voiced his concerns about the president’s inability to condemn Saudi Arabia’s killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. After Trump said the CIA “did not come to a conclusion” regarding his death, Reed called out the president for blatantly lying.

“The CIA concluded that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia was directly involved in the assassination of Khashoggi… They did it, as has been reported to the press, with high confidence, which is the highest level of accuracy that they will vouch for. It’s based on facts, it’s based on analysis. The notion that they didn’t reach a conclusion is just unsubstantiated. The CIA has made that clear.”

But aside from his political career, what do we know about his personal life? Does his family agree with his viewpoints? Just who is Jack Reed’s wife? Here are 4 small details to know about Julia Hart Reed and their relationship.

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1. They met while traveling to Afghanistan.

In 2002, the future couple met on a Congressional delegation trip to Afghanistan. Though they noticed each other, they didn’t actually begin dating until the next year.

Julia was visiting family in Rhode Island and sitting in a restaurant when Reed walked in and sat down with friends. But a week after that, they ran into each other again in Washington and decided to get drinks. And that was it!

2. They’ve been married for 13 years.

The couple tied the knot in 2005 in a small gathering at the Catholic Chapel at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

3. They have one child.

The couple became parents to a daughter, Emily, in 2007.

4. She was a Senate staffer.

Julia worked as a coordinator in the Interparliamentary Services Office of the Senate, which “organizes exchanges between that body and the legislatures of foreign nations.”

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