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The United States representative for Massachusetts's 6th congressional district, serving since 1997.
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ENG: John F. Tierney (born September 18, 1951) is the United States representative for Massachusetts's 6th congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party and an advocate for liberal policies and government oversight. A former attorney, he has served since 1997. Born and raised in Salem, Massachusetts, Tierney graduated from Salem State College and earned his law degree from Suffolk University Law School. He co-founded the community law firm Tierney, Kalis, & Lucas in 1981 and served on the Salem Chamber of Commerce from 1976 to 1997. Tierney first ran for the House of Representatives in 1994 against Republican incumbent Peter G. Torkildsen, losing by a small margin. He defeated in Torkildsen by a small margin in 1996, and was sworn in as a U.S. representative in ...
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Forum aims to provide aid to vets


Looking tired and a bit dazed, Jerry Parisella stood up from his plastic chair and waved at the crowd of 25 or so veterans and their families who were clapping for him Friday night in Danvers. Just the night before, the Army Major had stepped off the plane at Boston's Logan Airport after serving 11 months in Iraq. He spent most of his first day in America catching up with his 7-year-old daughter, Sophia, and 21-year-old stepson, Chris. But Friday night, he suited up to join veterans young and old at Holten Richmond Middle School for a forum on veterans' aid. Hosted by Congressman John F. ...


Family ties prove thorny for Tierney


In the spring of 1978, federal agents were keeping close watch on an oceanfront estate near Bar Harbor, Maine, suspicious of its rental to a suspected drug smuggler. After confiscating nine tons of marijuana on a sailboat offshore, agents descended on the property. Among those arrested were two brothers from Massachusetts: Daniel Eremian, 28, and Robert Eremian, 25, who said he was at the estate for a tennis vacation. Now, 33 years later, the brothers are again facing federal charges. Daniel Eremian is on trial for his alleged role in an illegal Antigua-based gambling venture, Sports ...


GOP sees Massachusetts Rep. Tierney as vulnerable in 2012


Faced with a newly drawn congressional district, his wife's legal woes and more fallout from his brother-in-law's federal racketeering and money laundering trial, U.S. Rep. John Tierney is facing Republican candidates eager to take back the North Shore Democrat's seat next year. "When Democratic incumbents lose in Massachusetts, it is usually related to redistricting and some scandal," said longtime GOP strategist Rob Gray. "Everything has to go your way for a Republican to win a congressional seat in Massachusetts." Tierney, who was a Salem attorney before winning his Sixth Congressional ...


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Tierney, Warren Tour Opportunity Works in Newburyport
PEABODY, MA. – Congressman John F. Tierney and Senator Elizabeth Warren today toured Opportunity Works in Newburyport to meet with staff and discuss their work connecting developmentally disabled adults with employment opportunities.  During the visit, Congressman Tierney highlighted the recently passed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which, among other things, continues and strengthens the federal investment in disability-related workforce training, employment, and independent living programs.  “Organizations like Opportunity Works play an important role in Massachusetts by empowering developmentally disabled adults and connecting them with employment opportunities. I helped craft the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which recently became law, and which continues our country’s commitment to providing critical employment services to those individuals with disabilities. I look forward to continuing to work together with Opportunity Works,” said Co
Tierney Hosts Transportation Forum with Local & National Experts
PEABODY, MA. - Congressman John F. Tierney hosted a forum in Burlington, MA to discuss the region’s transportation and infrastructure future with leading transportation experts including Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Representative Michael Capuano (D-MA). During the forum, local community leaders shared what their communities have been doing to improve transportation for their residents, and proposed ways which the federal government can assist cities and towns in building and maintaining a 21st century transportation infrastructure system. “It was a pleasure to join my House colleagues, Reps. Blumenauer and Capuano, at yesterday’s transportation forum and hear directly from experts about the transportation and infrastructure needs of local communities and ways in which federal, state, and local governments can work together with the business community to ensure our cities and towns have world class transportation infrastructure. Many of the ideas proposed seek to
Tierney Comments on Market Basket
SALEM, MA.- Today, Congressman John Tierney issued the following statement on the on-going issue at Market Basket: “I stand with Market Basket employees and urge the new management to listen to their concerns, treat them fairly, and respect their voices. I believe it is in the company, customer and community’s best interest for these employees – some of whom have worked at Market Basket for decades – to be able to articulate their views without having to fear losing their jobs or earned benefits,” said Congressman John Tierney.
Tierney Attends Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act Bill Signing at White House
WASHINGTON, D.C- Congressman John F. Tierney today attended a bill singing ceremony at the White House as President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law. WIOA is the product of bicameral, bipartisan negotiations, and it incorporates key components of legislation that Congressman Tierney has introduced the past two Congresses (the most recent iteration being H.R. 798, the Workforce Investment Act). With the President’s signature today, WIOA will become the biggest jobs bill that passes Congress and is signed into law in the last two years. “This legislation, which includes much of what I proposed, constitutes the most significant jobs bill that Congress will pass this session and it improves existing law,” said Congressman Tierney. “It allows for collaboration and partnership among businesses, employees, communities and higher education institutions, ensuring that people have the exact skills and educational background needed for jobs in



 
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