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John Tierney's Public Statements on Issue: Military Personnel

Full Name: John F. Tierney
Office: U.S. House (MA) - District 6, Democratic
First Elected: 11/05/1996
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Potential, Democratic for U.S. House - District 6
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary Sept. 9, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Patrice
Birth Date: 09/18/1951
Birth Place: Salem, MA
Home City: Salem, MA
Religion: Catholic
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Date Title
Issue Position: Veterans - Ensuring Proper Treatment of Military Veterans at Walter Reed
June 18, 2014 Tierney Introduces Surviving Spouses' Benefit Improvement Act
March 10, 2014 Letter to Charles Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Calling on Defense Department to Welcome Sikh Americans in Military
Sept. 23, 2013 64 Members of Congress, Led by Congressman Dan Kildee, Call on Iran to Release Amir Hekmati As U.N. General Assembly Starts
May 7, 2013 Top Democrats Introduce Legislation to Protect Military Families from Foreclosure
Sept. 20, 2012 Local & National LGBT Leaders Back Tierney
June 12, 2012 Letter to Michael Donley, Secretary of the Airforce, and Norton Schwartz, Air Force Chief of Staff - Reconsider the Air Force Material Command
Nov. 28, 2011 Oversight Committee Leaders Request Dover AFB Remains-Handling Documents from Secretary Panetta
Oct. 26, 2011 Congressman Tierney Calls on DOD to Immediately Increase Oversight to Prevent Sexual Harassment Against American Service Members GAO report confirms concerns with lack of accountability at DOD
Sept. 27, 2011 Letter to Secretary Geithner, Secretary Donovan, Chairman Schapiro and Director DeMarco
June 24, 2011 Boston Globe - Tierney Calls Obama's Troop Withdrawal Plan Too Slow
March 2, 2011 U.S. Military Leaving Iraq: Is the State Department Ready?"
Jan. 5, 2011 Letter to Dear Chairman-Designate Issa
Dec. 22, 2010 Congressman Tierney Applauds Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy
Oct. 13, 2010 Letter to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
July 28, 2010 Chairman Tierney Examines How U.S. Agencies Can Better Work Together to Protect National Security
May 14, 2010 Tierney Comments on GAO Report on the U.S. Military Task Force in The Horn Of Africa
Dec. 18, 2009 CNN "American Morning" - Transcript
Nov. 5, 2009 Tierney Hails Final Passage Of Unemployment Benefit Extensions
Oct. 20, 2009 Chairman Tierney Speaks On Afghanistan At National Press Club
Oct. 8, 2009 Tierney Statement On CBO Report: "Withdrawal Of U.S. Forces From Iraq: Estimated Timelines And Estimated Costs"
June 24, 2009 Joint Hearing Of The House Oversight And Government Reform Committee And national Security And Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Of The House Oversight And Government Reform Committee - Afghanistan And Pakistan: Oversight Of A New Interagency Strategy
June 23, 2009 Hearing Of The House Oversight And Government Reform Committee - The Future Of The V-22 Osprey: Costs, Capabilities, And Challenges
June 16, 2009 Hearing Of The National Security Subcommittee Of The House Oversight And Government Reform Committee - U.S. Contributions To The Response To Pakistan's Humanitarian Crisis: The Situation And The Stakes
June 10, 2009 Hearing Of The National Security And Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Of The House Oversight Committee - Commission On Wartime Contracting: Interim Findings And A Path Forward
May 19, 2009 Hearing of the National Security Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - Afghanistan and Pakistan: Resourcing the Civilian Surge
May 18, 2009 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2346, Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009
May 7, 2009 Hearing of the National Security Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - GPS: Can We Avoid a Gap in Service?
April 29, 2009 Hearing of the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - National Security Implications of U.S. Policy Towards Cuba
March 31, 2009 Hearing of the National Security and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - "Afghanistan and Pakistan: Understanding and Engaging Regional Stakeholders"
March 9, 2009 Tierney Comments on GAO Report on "Afghanistan Security: U.S. Programs to Further Reform Ministry of Interior and National Police Challenged by Lack of Military Personnel and Afghan Cooperation"
Feb. 2, 2009 Conference Call with Rep. John Tierney (D-MA) - Update on Trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan
Feb. 2, 2009 Conference Call with Representative John Tierny (D-MA)
Sept. 24, 2008 Tierney Statement on GAO Report Critiquing Military Disability Evaluation System
July 31, 2008 Hearing on Sexual Assault in the Military
July 15, 2008 "AFRICOM: Rationales, Roles, and Progress on the Eve of Operations"
June 24, 2008 "Oversight of Coalition Support Funds to Pakistan"
May 14, 2008 Tierney Seeks Accountability Through Oversight Powers
Jan. 23, 2008 Hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee- Effective Diplomacy and the Future of U.S. Embassies
Nov. 6, 2007 Hearing of the House Oversight Government Reform Committee's National Security Foreign Affairs Subcommittee - (Part II):Security in a Post 9/11 World
Oct. 2, 2007 Hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform - Blackwater USA; Private Security Contracting in Iraq & Afghanistan
June 29, 2007 Letter To President of the United States George W. Bush
June 9, 2007 Chairman Tierney's Opening Statement - Extremist Madrassas, Ghost Schools, and U.S. Aid to Pakistan: Are We Making the Grade on the 9/11 Commission R
March 5, 2007 MSNBC Hardball-Transcript
July 6, 2005 Reps. Tierney, Markey, Meehan Release Statement on Hanscom Air Force Base and Natick Labs
Nov. 11, 2004 Congressman John F. Tierney's Veterans Day Message
Sept. 8, 2004 Tierney Comments on Hanscom's Infrastructure Improvement Plan
May 5, 2004 Congressional Democrats Call on Chairman Hunter to Help Military Widows
Feb. 13, 2004 Tierney: CARES Commission Decision ''Step in the Right Direction''
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Veterans and Service Members
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