Press Releases

May 4, 2016

Congressman Lynch Announces Winner of 2016 Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) recently announced that Jailton Teixeira of Brockton won this year’s Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery,” in the Eighth Congressional District of Massachusetts.

May 2, 2016

President Signs Lynch’s POW/MIA Remembrance Act into Law

Issues: Veterans

On Friday, President Barack Obama signed the National POW/MIA Remembrance Act of 2015 into law. Congressman Lynch introduced and successfully pushed the bipartisan legislation through Congress in March with the help of United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), who introduced the bipartisan Senate companion bill.

Apr 29, 2016

Lynch Statement on Weymouth Compressor Station

Congressman Lynch (D-Boston) released a statement in response to the proposed compressor station in North Weymouth along the Fore River.

Apr 29, 2016

Lynch Statement on House Passage of Flood Insurance Bill

Congressman Lynch released a statement a upon unanimous U.S. House of Representatives passage of H.R. 2901, the bipartisan Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act.

Apr 27, 2016

Rep. Lynch and Quiet Skies Caucus Introduce Airplane Impacts Mitigation Act

Congressman Lynch, joined by members of the bipartisan Quiet Skies Caucus, introduced H.R. 5075, the Airplane Impacts Mitigation (AIM) Act of 2016.

Apr 21, 2016

Lynch Calls for Philippines to Comply with Anti-Money Laundering Standards Before TPP Consideration

This week, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston), the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing, led six bipartisan colleagues in a letter calling for the Philippines to be held accountable to international anti-money laundering standards before being considered for membership in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Apr 20, 2016

Lynch Statement on the Approval of New CIA Benefit for Family of Glen Doherty

Congressman Lynch released the following statement in response to the announcement that the Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) has approved enhanced death benefits for the families of eligible C.I.A. employees and contractors who have been killed in the line of duty overseas since 1983, including the family of former Navy SEAL and C.I.A. security contractor Glen Doherty.

Apr 18, 2016

Lynch, Jones, and Massie Urge President Obama to Release 9/11 Papers

Congressmen Lynch, Jones, and Massie sent a letter to President Obama urging him to release the 28 redacted pages of the Congressional Joint Inquiry Into Intelligence Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 2001 before his trip to Saudi Arabia this week.

Apr 15, 2016

Senate Passes Lynch’s POW/MIA Remembrance Act

Issues: Veterans

The United States Senate unanimously passed H.R. 1670, the National POW/MIA Remembrance Act of 2015, legislation introduced by Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston). The legislation honors American service members who are Prisoners of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA) by placing a commemorative chair on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol.

Apr 6, 2016

Lynch Returns from Delegation to Iraq, Israel, U.A.E., and Bahrain

Issues: National Security

Congressman Lynch recently returned from a weeklong congressional delegation to the Middle East led by Senator Joe Donnelly (D-Indiana). Congressman Lynch traveled to Iraq, Israel, the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), and Bahrain in order to examine efforts to disrupt and destroy the Islamic State and to conduct oversight of regional missile defense systems.

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