Rep. Robert Tiernan

Former Representative from Rhode Island’s 2nd District, Democrat

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


Our unique analysis of the bills Tiernan 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 1974. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Tiernan is shown as a purple triangle. (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

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

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