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Rep. Stephen F. Lynch recently announced the nomination of Nathan Murphy, of Weymouth, for appointment to the U.S. Military Academy. Murphy, the son of John and Joann Murphy, is a senior at Blue Hills Regional Technical School.
Four weeks after President Trump took office, Congressman Stephen Lynch spoke with Ed Harding about the new reality in Washington, DC.
Since at least the eighth grade, Bridgewater-Raynham senior John Sweeney of Bridgewater has had his sights set on one goal: getting into the United States Military Academy at West Point. Now, it's all paid off: with a recommendation letter from U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, he's been accepted to the prestigious school.
Just listen to Lynch: “Veterans in my district are being frozen out of federal government jobs due to President Trump’s government-wide hiring freeze. This is no way to treat our returning service men and women, who proudly served our nation and fought to protect our democracy,” the Southie Democrat told me in a statement.
Rep. Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) recently announced the nomination of John Sweeney, of Bridgewater, for appointment to the United States Military Academy. Sweeney, the son of Peter and Christine Sweeney, is a senior at Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School.
The legislation, known as the Veterans Federal Hiring Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 1001), was introduced by Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA). It dictates that notwithstanding President Trump’s memorandum or any similar executive actions, federal agencies may continue to fill vacant federal civilian jobs and create new positions for veterans and veterans preference-eligible individuals.
Archbishop Williams High School student and Quincy resident Timothy Riley has been nominated by Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) for appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Riley is the the son of John and Debroah Riley.
Congressman Stephen Lynch is questioning why an investigation hasn’t happened yet. “There’s obviously a cover-up going on, and it’s just a matter of time until the American people call us out, and say do your job, investigate this,” Lynch said.
Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., introduced a bill this week to allow federal agencies to bypass Trump’s memorandum instituting a moratorium on hiring if the applicant previously served in the armed forces. Nearly 31 percent of federal employees are veterans, Lynch noted, and about one in three new hires in fiscal 2015 was a veteran. The bill, he said, would demonstrate the government would not “close its doors” to veterans.
Following the leak, Lynch said he's "more worried than ever" about the operations of the Texas company, whose subsidiary Algonquin Gas Transmission has proposed building a 7,700-horsepower compressor station on the banks of the Fore River, near the metering station.