Tom Reed
Tom Reed

New York Republican Congressman Tom Reed has stepped down from Congress and will join BCW’s Prime Policy Group government relations shop next week as vice-chairman.

On May 10, Reed from the floor of the House announced he was quitting seven months before the end of his term.

“It has been an honor to serve with you all from both parties. I love this institution as it still exemplifies what is best about our government. We are the people’s House. While I am proud that we put people before politics, there is much more to do. I am leaving to continue that work and hope to have a greater impact on our country,” said Reed.

After being accused of sexual misconduct in March 2021 by a then-lobbyist and now second lieutenant in the US Army, Reed announced that he wouldn’t seek another term.

The Congressman said Nicolette Davis’ version of the 2017 encounter that allegedly occurred at an Irish pub in Minneapolis was not accurate.

Elected to Congress in 2010, Reed co-chaired the Problem Solvers Caucus of 24 moderate Republicans and 24 Democrats.

PPG chair Rich Meade said Reed, who served on the Ways and Means Committee, will advise clients on a broad range of issues.

“Tom has always practiced reaching across the aisle to find consensus and achieve results, and we look forward to him bringing that same spirit and effectiveness to our team at Prime,” he said in a statement.