JOHN TIERNEY’S LEGISLATIVE RECORD
JOHN TIERNEY has been in Congress for 16 years and has NOT INTRODUCED A SINGLE PIECE OF LEGISLATION that has made it to the President’s desk.
RICHARD TISEI’S LEGISLATIVE RECORD
RICHARD TISEI HAS A 26-YEAR RECORD OF DELIVERING FOR HIS CONSTITUENTS
As a state legislator, Richard has reached across party lines to pass bipartisan legislation in the best interests of his constituents.
“Tisei was able to win 13 elections in a row as a state legislator in a part of the district he’s now running in – with the help of independent and Democratic voters.” (Politico, 5/14/2012)
In his 26 years of service in the Massachusetts Legislature, Richard spearheaded a long list of accomplishments, even in a Democrat-held legislature including…
Anti-Bullying legislation, which Richard supported and also sponsored after Senator Antonioni (a Democrat) stepped down. (This bill was signed into law on May 3, 2010, as Chapter 92 of the Act of 2010).
Ethics Reform – ban on the use of campaign funds to pay ethics fines and the elimination of the “Special Committee” loophole that allowed state political parties to skirt campaign finance laws by funneling money directly to candidates through a designated campaign fund, like Governor Patrick’s 71st Fund (Chapter 28 of the Acts of 2009, signed July 1, 2009).
Welfare Reform Law - Passed in 1995 served as a national model. Richard served on the six member conference committee that hashed out a compromise for the historic legislation. He authored a number of anti-fraud provisions included in the bill. (St. 1995, c. 5, § 110)
Whistleblower Protection Law – passed during Gov. Weld’s tenure as governor, and led the fight to protect healthcare workers from harassment and retaliation by their employers for reporting patient abuse and unsafe working conditions. (http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXXI/Chapter149/Section185 Code Section: 149§185, Signed 1994)
Education Reform Act – 1993 landmark legislation provision that Richard authored establishing a system for alternative certification making it easier for individual changing careers to enter the teaching profession. (Education Reform Act
http://archives.lib.state.ma.us/actsResolves/1993/1993acts0071.pdf Part I, Title XII, Chapter 71, June 16, 1993)