The latest blog post from U.S. Rep. John Tierney touts new legislation to improve federal workforce development programs.
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Friday, December 28, 2012
President, Congress have just a few days to avert automatic tax increases and spending cuts. A number of Massachusetts Congressman suggest cutting nuclear programs instead.
Starbucks baristas are writing "come together" on all cups in the Washington, DC, area to encourage Congress and the President to come together to fix the fiscal cliff issue. For more information about this initiative, go to www.patch.com/fixthedebt. Congress and President Obama are racing against the clock this week as they make one last attempt to hammer out a deal to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” the U.S. government is set to go over on New Year’s Day. Without a compromise deal to lower the deficit, the government will face a self-imposed deadline that triggers both spending cuts and higher taxes. Congress itself set the Jan. 1 deadline after failing to come to a budget compromise earlier this year. On Jan. 1, the George W. Bush-…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Patrice Tierney, wife of U.S. Rep. John Tierney, was treated and released from the hospital on Tuesday after a morning car crash in Danvers.
Patrice Tierney, wife of U.S. Rep. John Tierney (D-Salem), was injured Tuesday morning when her car was struck from behind by another car near the Highland Elementary School. Danvers Police Capt. Pat Ambrose said Patrice Tierney was taken to Beverly Hospital after the 8:21 a.m. crash. Tierney campaign manager Matt Robison said that Patrice was treated for unspecified injuries and released mid-day. The Boston Herald website showed a photo of Tierney getting into a car with his wife and another unnamed man in the hospital's parking lot. One other person was taken to the Leahey Clinic in Peabody after the crash and both of the cars involved were towed away, Ambrose said. He said a full report on the cash was not complete and would not be …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Congressman John Tierney called his opponent, Richard Tisei, "shameless" and "irrelevant" in the most recent debate between the two candidates.
Democratic Congressman John Tierney brought sharpened teeth to debate with Republican opponent Richard Tisei on NECN during the past week, and he wasted no time digging in. Just one day after the 6th District congressional candidates gathered in North Andover for a debate, the two appeared on "The Broadside" with Jim Braude on Thursday evening and left most of the pleasantries at the door. Tierney faces an intense battle for reelection, with many polls showing Tisei either ahead of him or surging upward, and the eight-term congressman worked to aggressively take his opponent down a few notches Thursday -- attacking his decades-long state legislator record and calling him "shameless." Video of the entire debate can be watched on NECN's Web …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The Sixth District Congressional debate on Wednesday was hosted by the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Candidates in the Massachusetts 6th District congressional race -- U.S. Rep. John Tierney (D-Salem), Republican Richard Tisei and Libertarian Daniel Fishman -- gathered at North Andover High School to debate issues relating to small business and job growth. Hosted by the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Chairman Sal Lupoli, the debate lasted about an hour and focused and - in what may at this point seem like a surprise - focused on policy issues instead of personal issues. Tierney's wife Patrice and her family legal issues were not even mentioned. Tierney faces an intense battle for reelection, as many polls have showed Tisei either ahead of him or surging upward. And Fishman has worked tirelessly to position himself …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
A new ad from U.S. Rep. John Tierney once again says Congressional candidate Richard Tisei is a right-wing extremist.
It's just a few weeks from the election, and the battles are getting more intense in the 6th District congressional race. Congressman John Tierney's (D-Salem) campaign has released a new ad once again labeling Republican challenger Richard Tisei as a right-wing extremist. This time, however, the Tierney campaign is accusing Tisei of being anti-abortion. Tierney is the siting Congressman representing the Sixth Congressional District, which includes Danvers. The ad, which can be viewed here, starts with Tisei referring to the national Republican platform by saying "it is what it is." The ad then goes through a list of anti-abortion measures Republicans have supported -- including a constitutional amendment to ban abortion without exceptions …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Congressman John Tierney was absent as the other two candidates in the Sixth Congressional District race discussed campaign issues Thursday night.
File this one under "Campaign 2012 Oddities." Fox 25 hosted a debate for the Sixth District candidates Thursday evening, but there was one noticable absence: incumbent Congressman John Tierney. Tierney, a Democrat who has represented the district since 1997, did not attend the debate, as illustrated on the coverage with an empty chair with a microphone on it. "We have asked the congressman repeatedly here at Fox 25 to join us at this debate," Fox 25's Maria Stephanos said. "We gave him a whole host of dates that he could come in going all the way back to Sept. 20. His campaign has declined our request again and again saying that he has a full schedule." Republican Richard Tisei of Wakefield was there, with Libertarian candidate Daniel …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The congressman had a guest from Maryland.
U.S. Rep. John Tierney, D-Salem, joined with Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, the ranking Democrat on the House Budget committee, on Monday to meet with reporters and discuss Democratic and Republican budget plans as well as a possible Democratic majority in the House. "[Van Vollen] is a good leader in our caucus who has helped us put together a budget alternative to the Ryan budget," Tierney said. Tierney represents the Sixth Congressional District, which includes Danvers. He is being challenged by Republican Richard Tisei of Wakefield. Tierney and Van Hollen emphasized seniors -- a key voter group in this election -- when discussing party budget differences. Seniors, the two congressmen said, would pay more in co-pays…
Thursday, September 13, 2012
A snapshot of the 6th District race.
Congressman John Tierney may have reason to smile this week. A new poll of likely voters published by WBUR shows Tierney, a Democrat from Salem, leading his Republican challenger Richard Tisei of Wakefield. Both candidates are seeking to represent the Sixth Congressional District, which includes Danvers. Asked for candidate preference without "leaning" factored in, Tierney leads Tisei by 7 points -- 39 percent to 32 percent -- with 22 percent undecided. Asked the same question with leaning allowed, Tierney's lead over Tisei grows to 12 points -- 46 percent to 34 percent -- with 11 undecided. This suggests about half the undecideds are leaning toward Tierney. It also suggests Tisei still has work to do if he's going to persuade undecided …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Congressman John Tierney's first TV ad this season is an attack on Richard Tisei.
Now that the primaries are over and the general election season has started, we can expect lots of political ads to emerge on TV. And Congressman John Tierney, D-Salem, has released his first TV ad of the season. The ad, which you can view here, attacks Richard Tisei, his Republican opponent from Wakefield, by linking him to the Tea Party. With no aims at subtlety, it uses images of Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin to drive that point home. It also includes partial quotes from Tisei about the Tea Party, abortion and Medicare. "Tea Party Republicans and Richard Tisei -- What it is, is too extreme," the ad closes with. The two will face each other on the November general election ballot in the race for the Sixth Congressional District seat, …