Massachusetts Students Meet Rep. Tierney

Massachusetts Students Meet Rep. Tierney

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James Liska
April 15, 2013

Rep. John Tierney, a Massachusetts Democrat, met with six TWC students on Monday, April 15th in his Rayburn House Office Building suite. Rep. Tierney, who represents Massachusetts' 6th District, sat down with students to discuss issues important to them, such as:


  • The Keystone XL pipeline
  • Energy security in the United States
  • The use of drones, foreign and domestic
  • Education and student loan management
  • Student loan interest rates

The students, who attend The University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Stonehill College, Bridgewater State University, Westfield State University and the University of New Hampshire, were able to speak with Rep. Tierney at length and appreciated the answers he gave to their questions. For the students, this visit was another way to understand the role of citizen advocacy and to demonstrate how one-on-one conversation with their elected representatives can affect public policy changes at the highest level.


Students who participated in this visit included:


[View photos of the event on our Flickr channel]


Public Policy Dialogues on Capitol Hill (PPDCH), sponsored by the Verizon Foundation, provide students with the unique opportunity to meet and interact with members of the Senate or House of Representatives representing their state or congressional district. This is one component of The Washington Center's internship program.


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