Rep. John Tierney

Former Representative from Massachusetts’s 6th District, Democrat

Tierney, a Democrat, was the representative for Massachusetts's 6th congressional district from 1997 to 2014.



Our unique analysis of the bills Tierney sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Tierney is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2014 Statistics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Tierney for more statistics.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Tierney sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (21%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (18%) Finance and Financial Sector (14%) Labor and Employment (14%) Health (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) International Affairs (7%) Commerce (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Tierney’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Dec 2014, Tierney missed 321 of 12,173 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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