Press Releases

Jul 30, 2015

Congressional Delegation Announces More than $19.2 Million in Federal Fire Grants to Mass.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a total of $19,237,879 in grants to seven Massachusetts fire departments and the Quincy-based Fire Protection Research Foundation.

Jul 29, 2015

Reps. Farenthold and Lynch Introduce Bill to Fight Seafood Fraud and Illegal Fishing

Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) and Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08) introduced H.R. 3282, the Protecting Honest Fishermen Act of 2015. This bill will level the playing field for honest American fishermen who are playing by the rules and competing with illegal and mislabeled products.

Jul 28, 2015

Congressman Lynch’s Veterans Day Moment of Silence Legislation Passes House

Issues: Veterans

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch’s legislation H.R. 995, the Veterans Day Moment of Silence Act, passed on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives as part of H.R. 675, the Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2015.

Jul 10, 2015

Statement from Congressman Lynch on the Resignation of OPM Director Archuleta

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch, the leading Democrat on the House National Security Subcommittee, responded to the resignation of the Director of the Office of Personnel Management.

Jul 1, 2015

In Turkey, Lynch Meets with Syrian Rebel Fighters

Congressman Lynch completed a two-day visit to Turkey as part of a Congressional Delegation led by U.S. Senator Kaine and including Congressman McGovern. As tensions grow along the border of Turkey and Syria, the delegation traveled to Gaziantep, north of the Syrian border, to meet with Syrian opposition leaders and local council representatives, Syrian rebel fighters and independent media activists.

Jun 30, 2015

Statement from Congressman Lynch on the Passing of State Senator Tom Kennedy

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch released a statement on the passing of State Senator Thomas P. Kennedy

Jun 30, 2015

Lynch Meets with Iraqi Prime Minister al-Abadi and Kurdish President Barzani to Assess Fight Against ISIL

Congressman Lynch, the leading Democrat on the House National Security Subcommittee, arrived today in Gaziantep, Turkey after spending four days in Kuwait, Iraq, and Jordan.

Jun 28, 2015

Congressman Lynch Attends Memorial for Kuwait Mosque Bombing

Congressman Lynch paid respects to the Emir of Kuwait Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah at a memorial in Kuwait City.

Jun 26, 2015

Lynch Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality

Congressman Lynch released a statement on the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality.

Jun 25, 2015

Mass Members Commend Recommended Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Awards for Commonwealth

NOAA recommended over $25 million in funding to be awarded to 88 projects under the FY14-15 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grants Program. Of that amount, the greater Atlantic region would receive over $8.8 million. Massachusetts would receive approximately $3 million from the greater Atlantic portion.

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