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John Tierney's Public Statements on Issue: Unemployed and Low-Income

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: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 6
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: Education & Labor - Increasing the Minimum Wage
April 4, 2014 Letter to Jack Kingston, Chairman and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor for Health and Human Services and Education - Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Funding
March 6, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Don't Leave Jobless Veterans Behind
Feb. 28, 2014 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act
Jan. 30, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Full LIHEAP Funding in 2015 Budget
Jan. 16, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives and Eric Cantor, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives - Emergency Unemployment Compensation
Jan. 15, 2014 Providing for Consideration of Senate Amendment to H.R. 3547, Space Launch Liability Indemnification Extension Act; Providing for Proceedings During the Period From January 17, 2014, Through January 24, 2014; and for Other Purposes
Jan. 13, 2014 Tierney Presses Short-Term Extension of Unemployment Insurance
Jan. 10, 2014 Tierney Unemployment Plan Blocked
Dec. 13, 2013 Tierney Comments on the Bipartisan Budget Agreement
Dec. 11, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Republicans Must Not Adjourn for Year without Extending Federal Unemployment Insurance
Sept. 20, 2013 Tierney Opposes House GOP Bill Cutting Food Aid to Millions of Americans
July 26, 2013 Governor Patrick Announces $31 Million in Federal Block Grants for Community Improvements
June 19, 2013 Republicans Pass Education Bill that Undermines Progress and Raids Funding for Poor, Minority Students
March 15, 2013 Supprtoing Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong SKILLS Act
March 14, 2013 Tierney, Hinojosa, Miller Workforce Bill to be Considered on the House Floor Tomorrow: Tierney Will Offer Legislation as an Alternative to the So-Called Republican "SKILLS Act"
March 6, 2013 Committee Dems Walk Out of Workforce Training Bill Debate & Vote
Feb. 15, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security
Dec. 7, 2012 Letter to House and Senate Leadership - Unemployment
May 10, 2012 Patrick-Murray Administration Announces $ 105 Million to Build or Preserve 2,196 Housing Units Across Massachusetts
May 9, 2012 Kerry, Brown, Tierney, Olver, McGovern, Tsongas, Lynch Announce $20 Mil to Help Veterans, Students Succeed
April 10, 2012 Boston Globe - Getting Americans Back to Work
March 29, 2012 Beverly Citizen - Workers Need Skills to Fill Millions of Jobs
March 21, 2012 Congressmen Hinojosa, Tierney and Miller to Offer Bill to Address Worker Retraining Crisis
Nov. 10, 2011 Patrick-Murray Administration Announces Federal Heating Assistance for Communities
Sept. 7, 2011 Letter to Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader Pelosi
July 15, 2011 Cicilline to Leader Pelosi: Protect Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid Benefits
June 7, 2011 Gloucester Daily - Tierney vows to stand by Medicare
March 4, 2011 Tierney Statement on February Jobs Numbers
Feb. 14, 2011 Letter to Honorable Harry Reid, Honorable Mitch McConnell, Honorable John Boehner, Honorable Nancy Pelosi
Jan. 25, 2011 Tierney Announces Additional Assistance for Home Heating
Dec. 6, 2010 Tierney Calls on Congressional Leaders to Extend Unemployment Benefits and Provide Seniors with Critical Support
Nov. 5, 2009 Tierney Hails Final Passage Of Unemployment Benefit Extensions
Sept. 17, 2008 Tierney Hails Release of Emergency LIHEAP Funds
Sept. 11, 2008 Tierney Calls on Bush to Release Emergency LIHEAP Funds
Jan. 17, 2008 Tierney Announces Home Heating Help Is On the Way
May 2, 2007 Improving Head Start Act of 2007
June 20, 2006 Minimum Wage
March 6, 2006 Rep. Tierney Calls for CSBG Program Funding
Dec. 19, 2005 MA Delegation to Oil Execs: Match Citgo Heating Oil Discounts
Oct. 13, 2005 Tierney Urges Bush Administration to Correct Error in "Medicare and You" Handbook
June 3, 2004 Back to Work Incentive Act of 2003
Jan. 28, 2004 Tierney to President Bush: Jobless Workers Deserve Better
Jan. 8, 2004 Tierney Expresses Dismay at Administration's 'Tips' on How Employers Could Avoid Paying Overtime to America's Hardest Workers
Jan. 1, 2013 Issue Position: Small Business
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