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Jan 15, 2017 | Patriot Ledger

Spectra says it's willing to meet with Weymouth council about gas leak

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.

Jan 11, 2017 | Government Executive

Lawmakers Ask Trump to Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze

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.”

Jan 11, 2017 | Federal News Radio

Group of House Dems ask Trump to give up federal hiring freeze

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.

Jan 11, 2017 | Washington Post

Democrats seek thaw in Trump plan to freeze federal hiring

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.

Jan 10, 2017 | Washington Post

Beware: Chaffetz committee plans broad agenda affecting federal workers

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.

Jan 9, 2017 | The Patriot Ledger

Gas leak heightens concerns over proposed Weymouth project

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."

Jan 6, 2017 | Boston Globe

Trump’s dismissive tweets are undermining our national security

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."

Jan 6, 2017 | Brockton Enterprise

Drug court grant aims to streamline treatment access

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.

Jan 5, 2017 | Cape Cod Today

Elected officials call for public meeting on Pilgrim Nuke safety

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.

Jan 4, 2017 | WCVB

Massachusetts Democrats Oppose House Ethics Rules Changes

Massachusetts Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives were surprised Tuesday to find themselves on the same side of a policy debate with President-elect Donald Trump. “If anything, that office should have been strengthened. And I think it's contrary to the pledges of draining the swamp,” said Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Massachusetts.

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