Oversight and Government Reform Committee
Congressman Lynch is proud to serve on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the primary investigative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. As the lead Democrat on the National Security Subcommittee, Congressman Lynch is responsible for overseeing the Departments of State, Defense and Homeland Security, and the United States Agency for International Development. Congressman Lynch is focused on conducting meaningful and firsthand oversight of political, economic, and security developments abroad that will impact U.S. national security and bilateral foreign relations.
Congressman Lynch also serves on the Subcommittee on Government Operations, which ensures that federal agencies are open and transparent. Congressman Lynch works to hold agencies accountable to the American people and advocates for the rights of our federal workforce and retirees.
For more information on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, please visit their website.
Financial Services Committee
As a senior member of the House Committee on Financial Services, Congressman Lynch help craft the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which created new, robust consumer protections, ended government bailouts of the financial system, and imposed transparency and accountability requirements for the most complex, shadowy financial markets. Congressman Lynch is committed to giving regulators, tasked with putting the Dodd-Frank Act into effect, the resources they need to protect American families. Congressman Lynch will continue to fight for policies that combat outsourcing and invest in the American worker here at home.
He has introduced legislation to improve the financial security of the constituents he represents.
H.R. 1463, the SEC Revolving Door Restriction Act of 2015, requires Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) employees to wait at least one year before working for a company if they handled an enforcement action brought against that company within the previous 18 months.
H.R. 1173, the Ban Insider Trading Act of 2015, would establish a clear-cut insider trading statute that makes it a federal crime to purchase or sell securities based on material insider information. Currently, insider trading is not a specific crime under federal law. Rather, the federal government must routinely prosecute insider trading cases under more general anti-fraud laws and by relying on a string of federal court decisions that have left insider trading law subject to vague and differing interpretations by judges.
For more information on the House Financial Services Committee, please visit their website.
For more information on the committees and caucuses that Congressman Lynch serves on, please contact my Washington, DC office.