Committees

Committee on Oversight and Reform 

In his seminal 1885 work, Congressional Government, President Woodrow Wilson described the oversight function of Congress as follows: “It is the proper duty of a representative body to look diligently into every affair of government and to talk much about what it sees.  It is meant to be the eyes and the voice, and to embody the wisdom and will of its constituents.”  In the U.S. House of Representatives, the solemn responsibility to examine Executive Branch activities and hold government accountable on behalf of the American people is the duty of the Committee on Oversight and Reform. The Committee serves as the primary investigative body in the House and is authorized to investigate reports of waste, fraud, and abuse in federal government programs and activities as well as  “any matter” within the jurisdiction of other standing House committees.

As a member of the Committee since the 107th Congress and Chairman of its Subcommittee on National Security, Congressman Lynch is committed to conducting robust, extensive, and regular oversight of the Executive Branch in order to enhance the operation and efficiency of federal programs and better ensure against the waste and abuse of American taxpayer dollars.  In furtherance of this mission, Congressman Lynch is serving a leading role in a variety of ongoing investigations that the Committee is pursuing in the 116th Congress.  Active investigations include issues relating to Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, U.S. military and reconstruction activities in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and other conflict areas, national security lapses in the federal security clearance process, the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs, potential violations of federal ethics rules and financial conflict of interest laws by Executive Branch officials, federal cybersecurity preparedness, and the effectiveness of federal efforts to improve veterans healthcare, education, and employment.

Congressman Lynch also serves as a member of the Committee’s Subcommittee on Government Operations, which has oversight and legislative jurisdiction over the U.S. Postal Service and the federal workforce. In this role, Congressman Lynch is leading a bipartisan effort to develop and enact comprehensive legislation to address the serious financial and operational challenges faced by the U.S. Postal Service in order to ensure the long-term viability of this trusted government institution and its dedicated employees.  He is also a primary advocate of our nation’s federal military and civilian workforce consisting that is over 2 million employees strong and comprised of dedicated public servants who perform safety, security, healthcare, veterans service, and other critical jobs on behalf of the American people daily. 

Committee on Financial Services 

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.

Congressman Lynch also serves on the National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy Subcommittee, as well as on the Oversight and Investigtions Subcommittee.

For more information on the House Financial Services Committee, please visit their website

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure 

Congressman Lynch is proud to join the Committee on Tranportation and Infrastructure, the primary committee in the U.S. House of Representatives that has jurisdiction over all modes of transportation and other aspects of our national infrastructure.  Congressman Lynch has been committed to focusing on issues that will make life better for every working family, which includes rebuilding America's transportation infrastructure, roads and bridges, and welcomes the responsibility to ensure that every part of Massachusetts benefits from upcoming infrastructure legislation.

Congressman Lynch also serves on the Aviation SubcommitteeRailroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee and Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee

For more information on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, please visit their website.

For more information on the committees and caucuses that Congressman Lynch serves on, please contact my Washington, DC office.