More on Veterans

May 21, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: Rep. Lynch to Visit Jamaica Plain VA Campus for Review of Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD Protocols

On Monday, May 22, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) will visit the Jamaica Plain VA Campus to meet with Vincent Ng, Director of the VA Boston Healthcare System, alongside local elected officials, veterans service officers, as well as veterans organizations, to review the handling of cases of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

May 6, 2017

Moulton, Lynch say vets get squeezed in GOP plan

Two Bay State U.S. Reps. are warning veterans could be hurt by passage of the Republican version of Obamacare for non-VA medical care.

May 4, 2017

Congress Reintroduces Bill to Give Veterans Battling PTSD Another Option

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Rep. Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA) reintroduced the bipartisan Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers Act in the House, and Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) did the same in the Senate.

Apr 20, 2017

Weymouth project to provide housing to six veterans

Some of the officials who spoke of the project’s significance included Robert Corley, the nonprofit’s executive director; Weymouth Mayor Robert Hedlund; Weymouth Planning Director Bob Luongo and U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch, D-South Boston. Lynch said the country needs stable and affordable housing for veterans now more than ever due to the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. He said he saw that need that during a recent visit to Iraq, where he met a service member on his ninth tour of active duty.

Mar 11, 2017

Congressman Lynch Joins WRKO Sound Off to Discuss Work to Support Veterans

Congressman Lynch sat down with John MacGillivray, Kyle Toto, and Mike Sweeney of WRKO’s Sound Off program to discuss the important work being done to support our nation’s veterans.

Mar 8, 2017

Rep. Lynch Leads Effort to Exempt Veterans From President Trump’s Federal Hiring Freeze

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch led 23 House Democrats on a letter to President Donald Trump calling for an exemption for veterans from the President’s government-wide hiring freeze.

Mar 1, 2017

VA Hearing Spurs Divide Over Hiring Freeze, Bonus Abuse

Ranking Member Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., called Trump’s hiring moratorium a “more immediate threat.”

Feb 17, 2017

Vets deserve exemption from federal hiring freeze

Just listen to Lynch: “Veterans in my district are being frozen out of federal government jobs due to President Trump’s government-wide hiring freeze. This is no way to treat our returning service men and women, who proudly served our nation and fought to protect our democracy,” the Southie Democrat told me in a statement.

Feb 16, 2017

Legislation Introduced to Exempt Veterans From Hiring Freeze

The legislation, known as the Veterans Federal Hiring Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 1001), was introduced by Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA). It dictates that notwithstanding President Trump’s memorandum or any similar executive actions, federal agencies may continue to fill vacant federal civilian jobs and create new positions for veterans and veterans preference-eligible individuals.

Feb 13, 2017

Rep. Lynch Introduces Legislation to Ensure Federal Government Continues to Hire America’s Veterans

In response to President Trump’s misguided freeze on hiring for federal jobs, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) introduced H.R. 1001, the Veterans Federal Hiring Protection Act of 2017.