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Rep. Robert Tiernan

Former Representative for Rhode Island’s 2nd District

Tiernan, a Democrat, was the representative for Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district from 1967 to 1974.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Tiernan is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Tiernan sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Tiernan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (18%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Social Welfare (13%) Taxation (12%) Energy (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Environmental Protection (9%) Labor and Employment (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Apr 1967 to Dec 1974, Tiernan missed 306 of 2,608 roll call votes, which is 11.7%. This is on par with the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: