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Rep. Robert Tiernan

Former Representative for Rhode Island’s 2nd District

Tiernan was the representative for Rhode Island’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1967 to 1974.


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 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 from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. 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%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Tiernan recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

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.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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