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.
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.
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.
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.
Today, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston)’s legislation H.R. 1670, the National POW/MIA Remembrance Act of 2015, passed unanimously on the floor of the United States House of Representatives.
Chairman Fitzpatrick and Ranking Member Lynch together held a hearing of the Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing this week focused the United States’ role in helping developing nation’s address terror financing.
Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) announced the opening of “An Artistic Discovery,” the 2016 annual congressional art competition. This competition is open to all high school students who reside in the 8th Congressional District.
Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing Leadership Calls on Treasury Dept. to Focus on Trade Based Money Laundering
Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing Chairman Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Ranking Member Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA) and Vice Chairman Robert Pittenger (R-NC) sent a letter Thursday to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew expressing concern with the Administration’s current policies on combating trade based money laundering and the threat this illicit practice has on the United States and our economic partners.
Chairman Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Ranking Member Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA) together held the first hearing of the newly-reauthorized Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing focused on trade-based money laundering.
Last week, the Congress passed and President Obama signed a bipartisan omnibus appropriations bill funding the government through Fiscal Year 2016 by a vote of 316-113.