Friday, June 29, 2012
The congressman's brother-in-law spoke out against him after the sentencing.
Daniel Eremian, brother-in-law of Congressman John Tierney, was sentenced to three years in prison on Thursday for racketeering his role in his brother's illegal offshore gambling operation. Daniel Eremian's brother Robert Eremian, now a fugitive, was convicted of operating an illegal offshore gambling business in Antigua. In 2010, Congressman Tierney's wife Patrice pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns while managing a Massachusetts bank account into which funds from that illegal gaming operation were being funneled. And Daniel Eremian's sentence wasn't even the bombshell of the day. According to the Salem News, Daniel Eremian said to a reporter that Congressman Tierney had lied, that Tierney knew everything about the illegal …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
What do you think of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to uphold the most controversial aspect of Obamacare?
The U.S. Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated ruling this morning on a challenge to the constitutionality of the federal health care law passed in 2010. The court, effectively split on the political front -- five conservative and four liberal justices, upheld the most controversial portion of the bill, which requires all Americans to acquire health insurance coverage by 2014. The court did push back on another front, saying states couldn't be mandated to expand Medicaid or else be stripped of federal funding. U.S. Congressman John Tierney released a statement Thursday morning in response to the court's ruling, applauding the decision and calling on the law's opponents to "stand down" now and work together to implement the law and …
Monday, June 25, 2012
On Wednesday he pushed for rates to be frozen.
Student loan interest rates are a big topic this election, with rates set to double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1, impacting about 177,000 students in Massachusetts. Congressman John Tierney spoke to Congress Wednesday pushing for legislation to freeze rates as they are and blasting House leadership for not including it on their summer agenda, and the video is on Youtube. The sticking point in the debate seems to be how to pay for the $6 billion a rate freeze would cost the government, with Republicans proposing the money be taken from a fund in the new health care law and Democrats proposing paying for it by ending oil subsidies.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Join in and chat with your congressman about issues important to you.
Welcome to our Live Chat with Congressman John Tierney. Tierney is up for reelection in November and has served in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Massachusetts' 6th congressional district, which includes Hamilton and Wenham, since 1997.