The latest blog post from U.S. Rep. John Tierney touts new legislation to improve federal workforce development programs.
U.S. Rep. John Tierney
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-…
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 …
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 …
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 …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Seinfeld character George Costanza is being used in a new Richad Tisei TV ad.
Just when you thought the heated Sixth District Congressional race couldn't get weirder, in walks George Costanza. A new video ad by Republican Richard Tisei's campaign features a scene from the popular 1990s TV show "Seinfeld," in which George Costanza tells Jerry Seinfeld, "It's not a lie if you believe it." The ad then shows Congressman John Tierney telling a reporter that Republicans "are anti-human rights, anti-women rights, they are anti-middle class." The video ad is in response to Tierney's latest ad attacking Tisei as being a right-wing extremist and supporting right-wing views on social issues. Tisei's record, however, shows a moderate -- if not fairly liberal -- history on social issues. During his time in the State Senate, he …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The three candidates for the Sixth Congressional District debated at Danvers High School on Wednesday night.
Congressman John Tierney was the first one to bring up his wife’s family’s legal problems during Wednesday night’s debate, accusing Republican challenger Richard Tisei of attacking his wife’s family to get to him. It was an issue that was left out of the first debate involving the two in Lynn last week and a topic that the Boston Herald had previously reported would be left out of several debates at the request of Tierney, D-Salem. “You attacked my wife and her family as a way to get to me,” Tierney said to Tisei, who was seated on the opposite side of Libertarian candidate Daniel Fishman of Beverly on stage in the auditorium at Danvers High School. Tierney’s statement came in response to a question from Salem News Managing Editor Helen …