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Following a leak at a gas metering station operated by Spectra Energy, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch is calling on the company to give more details about the incident.
U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch says representatives from a Texas natural gas company have agreed to go before the town council to discuss safety and security at a Weymouth metering station.
Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., who led the effort, said, “Mr. Trump’s plan will merely increase the number of private contractors and negatively affect the traditional federal employees who keep our agencies running. There is no question that we need to reduce costs within our government, but a hiring freeze will do the opposite.”
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and more than 100 other Democrats want President-elect Trump to ditch the idea of a federal workforce hiring freeze.
House Democrats are trying to shield federal employees from the cold reception President-elect Donald Trump promises them shortly after he takes office next week.
More than 100 Democrats sent a letter to Trump on Monday asking him to reconsider his hiring freeze plan because it “would decrease transparency, efficiency, and accountability in the federal government,” said a statement from the office of Rep. Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.), who led the letter.
On Saturday, Congressman Stephen Lynch, a South Boston Democrat and opponent of the proposed compressor station, and Haugh visited the site of the leak. Lynch said he also spoke with Spectra representatives and requested a full report on the leak, which he called "yet another reason why Spectra should not be allowed to go forward with the proposed compressor station."
Congressman Lynch wrote an op-ed for the Boston Globe noting that "In his Tweets of 140 characters or less, President-elect Donald Trump is undermining our national security by creating a schism between himself and our dedicated intelligence community."
U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch, an advocate for fighting addiction on Capitol Hill, said the purpose of the grant reflects the "full-spectrum response" that is needed to address the opioid crisis.
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, Governor Charlie Baker, the entire Massachusetts Congressional delegation, and numerous Massachusetts state legislators are calling on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to immediately hold a public meeting to address concerns about the safety of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant.