House Republican Tom Reed of New York abruptly quits for lobbying firm job

House Republican Tom Reed of New York abruptly quits for lobbying firm job


Rep. Tom Reed announced he is stepping down from his House seat effective at the end of Tuesday.

The New York Republican, who joined the House in November 2010 after winning a special election in his western New York district, is co-founder of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus. Reed is expected to take a position with Prime Policy Group, a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying and public affairs firm.

“Mr. Speaker, after almost 12 years in Congress, today is my last day. It has been an honor to serve with you all from both parties,” Reed said in a House floor speech. “I love this institution, as it still exemplifies what is best about our government. We are

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