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For other people named Bruce Reed, see Bruce Reed (disambiguation).
Bruce Reed
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Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States
In office
January 14, 2011 – December 2013
Preceded by Ron Klain
Succeeded by Steve Ricchetti
Personal details
Born Bruce Reed
(1955-05-06) May 6, 1955 (age 59)
Boise, Idaho
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Oxford University (M.A)

Bruce Reed (born March 16, 1960) is the president of the Broad Foundation.[1] Prior to assuming that role in December of 2013, he served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and is a former CEO of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC).

Early life and education[edit]

Reed is a native of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and the son of Idaho State Senator Mary Lou Reed and Scott Reed, prominent environmental attorney. He attended Princeton University, graduating in 1982, and earned a master's degree in English Literature from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.

Career[edit]

Reed served as chief speechwriter for Tennessee Senator Al Gore from 1985 to 1989. He was founding editor of the DLC magazine, The New Democrat and served as policy director of the DLC from 1990 to 1991 under DLC Chairman and Governor of Arkansas Bill Clinton. In 1992, he was deputy campaign manager for policy of the Clinton-Gore presidential campaign. During the Clinton presidency, Reed served as chief domestic policy advisor and director of the Domestic Policy Council, and helped to write the 1996 welfare reform law known as the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act. He is credited with coining the welfare reform catchphrase, "end welfare as we know it." [2]

Reed is the author of the taunt, "change you can Xerox," from the February 21, 2008 presidential primary debate in Austin, Texas. Reed supplied Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton with the phrase to invoke accusations of plagiarism against rival Senator Barack Obama while parodying his campaign slogan: "Change you can believe in."[3]

In the spring of 2010, Reed took a leave of absence from the DLC to become Executive Director of President National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Simpson-Bowles Commission). On January 14, 2011 he was named Chief of Staff to Vice President Joe Biden, succeeding Ron Klain.[4] In November 2013 it was announced that he would step down as the Vice President's Chief of Staff to become president of the Broad Foundation.[5]

Works[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mary Plummer (November 13, 2013). "Broad Foundation names Bruce Reed – Vice-President Joe Biden's chief of staff – its new president". KPCC. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ Carney, James; Tumulty, Karen (October 30, 2000). "How They Run The Show". CNN. Retrieved April 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ Baker, Peter; Kornblut, Anne E. (March 5, 2008). "Even in Victory, Clinton Team Is Battling Itself". Washington Post. pp. A01. 
  4. ^ VP Biden Names Bruce Reed as New Chief of Staff Jake Tapper, Washington Post, January 14, 2011
  5. ^ "Vice President Biden Announces New Chief of Staff". Retrieved 11 March 2014. 

External links[edit]


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25 news items

 
My Eastern Shore
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 06:52:30 -0700

8, Sailwinds board members Bruce Reed and Jerry Burroughs approached the Cambridge City Council to seek the extension for booking events in Governors Hall beyond the current Jan. 2 deadline. Reed questioned the current deadline and suggested that ...
 
Winona Daily News
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:21:05 -0700

The recent flag burnings on Winona's west end have reignited something more: a new community. Nearly 20 residents and a giggling baby crowded into a room at the American Legion with law enforcement and city officials late Thursday for a meeting of the ...
 
WBOC TV 16
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:37:30 -0700

Bruce Reed, a member of Sailwinds Park management, stood up at Monday night's Cambridge City Council meeting with a message for council leaders. Reed said he was mad at himself for believing what he was told during the Sailwinds development ...
 
Washington Post
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:10:04 -0700

Bruce Reed, president of the Broad Foundation, said the idea for Education Post originated with his organization but that other philanthropic groups had recognized the need years ago. “We had a shared disappointment in the tenor of the debate,” said ...
 
Casper Star-Tribune Online
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:10:37 -0700

Bruce Reed and his wife, Lorraine, coasted to a stop behind their SUV, ending another weekly bike ride. It's been a decades-long tradition. The regularly see fox and ducks. Geese and pelicans make their way along the North Platte River bordering the ...
 
Columbia Daily Herald
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:03:45 -0700

Bruce Reed, president of the Broad Foundation, said the idea for Education Post originated with his organization but that other philanthropic groups had recognized the need years ago. “We had a shared disappointment in the tenor of the debate,” said ...
 
Winona Daily News
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 22:03:45 -0700

Special thanks to Bill Spitzer for informing us of the process; to Bruce Reed, a long-established West End neighborhood watch leader, for giving us tips, pointers, and encouragement; and to the Rev. Jeff Touchinski, pastor of Renewing Grace Fellowship ...

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Stuff.co.nz
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:11:15 -0700

Kazza has been specifically tuned to comprehend variations of Australian twang and can even guide drivers to the closest rubbidy dub (pub) to get a Bruce Reed (feed) by simply saying "I'm hungry". The single image released by the blue oval of the ...
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