The latest blog post from U.S. Rep. John Tierney touts new legislation to improve federal workforce development programs.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The "fiscal cliff" deal reached Tuesday night will preserve some tax cuts and allow others to expire.
U.S. Rep. John Tierney joined a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives in passing the Senate's "fiscal cliff" deal Tuesday night, averting a potential calamity for many taxpayers and setting new tax rates for some. Tierney, D-Salem, represents the 5th Congressional District, which includes Danvers. He was reeelcted in November is a close and contentious election. Highlights of the agreement include: “President Obama and the Senate came to an agreement on a deal to prevent the country from going over the fiscal cliff," Tierney wrote in a statement Wednesday morning. "It was the only bill brought to the House floor for a vote and it is imperfect. However, this legislation is a first step and it will ensure that millions of middle-…
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-…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The battle for the 6th District seat is over.
Congressman John Tierney has defeated Republican challenger Richard Tisei in an extremely tight race for Massachusetts 6th District congressional seat. This has been an unusually high-profile congressional race in Massachusetts, which is considered a stronghold for House Democrats. Tierney suffered from the impact of a family scandal involving his wife, her brother and her brother’s illegal offshore gambling business. Tisei, on the other hand, climbed to popularity with his aggressive campaign, his theme of bipartisanship and his years of serving in the state legislature. He out-raised Tierney in campaign donations every quarter. Tisei made Tierney’s family legal scandal a focus of the campaign, calling Tierney’s credibility into question…
Sunday, October 28, 2012
A driver from Salisbury was ticketed after hitting Patrice Tierney's Volkswagon Bug from behind on Centre Street in Danvers this week.
The driver that hit U.S. Rep. John Tierney’s wife from behind in a car crash this week in Danvers has been issued a ticket, according to a report in the Boston Herald. The Herald, citing a Danvers police report, said that Dawn Borrelli, 42, of Salisbury was issued a ticket for failure to use care in stopping. She allegedly told police that she was blinded by the sun. The crash happened at the corner of Centre and Hobart streets, near Highlands Elementary School, at 8:21 a.m. on Tuesday. Patrice Tierney, wife of U.S. Rep. John Tierney (D-Salem) was injured and taken by ambulance to Beverly Hospital, where she was treated and released that day. John Tierney was not in the car and was instead up in Gloucester at the time, announcing support …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
There are many issues in the 6th District congressional race. Which one is the big factor for you?
The election is less than two weeks away. In the Massachusetts Sixth District, voters will decide who their next congressman will be. Incumbent Democrat John Tierney is in an intense race against Republican challenger Richard Tisei and Libertarian Daniel Fishman. The campaign has gained national attention. Legal drama involving Tierney's inlaws, Tierney campaign talk of Tisei having radical right-wing connections, and the emergence of Fishman's outside-the-box third party effort have made the race eventful, to say the least. All this, in the midst of a federal budget crisis, Medicare, student loans, abortion, high unemployment and more. We want to know what issue is the biggest deciding factor in your vote in the 6th District race. Discuss…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Libertarian Congressional candidate Daniel Fishman has been left out of a debate, and he's not backing down.
Libertarian Congressional candidate Daniel Fishman has filed a complaint against WCVB with the Federal Elections Commission. WCVB is planning a 6th District congressional candidates' debate on Thursday, and Fishman was not invited because he did not meet their criteria: A candidate must have a certain number of staff members, a daily campaign schedule, communicate on a regular basis with news media, garner at least 10 percent in two recent independent polls and have campaign contributions of at least $50,000. The debate will include U.S. Rep. John Tierney (D-Salem) and Republican challenger Richard Tisei, the two major party candidates seeking the seat in the Sixth Congressional District, which includes Danvers. Fishman's complaint …
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 …
Will the Boston Globe's endorsement of Richard Tisei have impact on the race?
Republican congressional candidate Richard Tisei has picked up the endorsement of the state's largest newspaper, The Boston Globe. The Globe cited Congressman John Tierney's family legal issues combined with Tisei's politically moderate nature: "Tierney’s family scandal — and his evasive handling of it — gives voters a reason to look elsewhere. Meanwhile, he has an appealing Republican challenger, a moderate who served with distinction as minority leader in the state Senate. This year, Sixth District voters should elect that challenger, Richard Tisei." The Sixth Congressional District includes Danvers. The editorial says that while Tisei is further to the right than the majority of voters on some issues -- citing his call to repeal the …
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 …