Since 2005, Tierney has helped secure about $3.5 million toward a 950-space parking garage and commuter rail station in Salem, Mass. The facility will be about a quarter-mile from a commercial building the congressman co-owns. Tierney's spokeswoman said state and local officials sought the project because the station is one of the busiest in the state. "To imply that this parking is not needed and would increase the value of a small office building that is, roundtrip, 14 football fields away, would be a serious disservice to the residents of Salem," she said.
51 lawmakers report keeping significant portions of their portfolios in traditional bank accounts.
What industries does Tierney invest in?
Many assets can be tied to specific industries, such as finance, agriculture or natural resources. "Mixed" investments are assets not tied to a specific industry.
Tierney's estimated 2010 liabilities
What asset types does Tierney hold?
Assets are lumped into groups such as real estate, stocks, mutual funds or cash.
NOTE: "Mixed" investments are assets that are not tied to a specific industry. Charted change in annual estimated wealth is capped at 200 percent increase and 100 percent decrease for clarity. See the full methodology here.
SOURCES: Congressional financial disclosure forms, Center for Responsive Politics, Washington Post analysis.
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