Having been recently re-elected to his ninth term representing Massachusetts's Sixth District, U.S. Representative John F. Tierney has developed a national reputation as an effective legislator fighting for families, seniors, and small businesses.
The Congressman remains the only member from Massachusetts serving on the Committee on Education and the Workforce, serving on the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training and the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions in the 113th Congress. Fighting for a vibrant middle class and working to create opportunity for all, Congressman Tierney has been an active leader on education and labor issues.
His hard work and commitment to ensuring the legislative branch conducts vigorous oversight have earned Congressman Tierney the Chairmanship of the National Security and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform from 2007 through 2010. Chairman Tierney undertook a variety of investigations to ensure that United States policy utilizes all aspects of our national power and maximizes our long-term national security interests, that taxpayer money is not being wasted, and that we leave our children and grandchildren a safer place to live.
Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Congressman Tierney attended Salem Public Schools and graduated from Salem State College. He earned a law degree from Suffolk University and until he took office in January 1997 was partner in the law firm of Tierney, Kalis and Lucas for over 20 years. He and his wife, Patrice, continue to make Salem their home.