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Apr 11, 2018

‘I have not burned the place down’: Trump appointee defends his leadership of consumer watchdog

Mick Mulvaney defended his leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — an agency he once called a “joke” — in front of a House committee Wednesday, dismissing criticism from Democratic lawmakers that he was weakening the watchdog agency. “You were clearly one of the people who was most hostile to the creation and operation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,” said Rep. Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.). “It shouldn’t come as a surprise that many on our side of aisle … would see you sort of as the fox in the henhouse."

Apr 11, 2018

‘I have not burned the place down’: Trump appointee defends his leadership of consumer watchdog

Mick Mulvaney defended his leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — an agency he once called a “joke” — in front of a House committee Wednesday, dismissing criticism from Democratic lawmakers that he was weakening the watchdog agency. “You were clearly one of the people who was most hostile to the creation and operation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,” said Rep. Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.). “It shouldn’t come as a surprise that many on our side of aisle … would see you sort of as the fox in the henhouse."

Apr 11, 2018

Mulvaney Defends Role Running Agency He Wants to Cripple

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Mick Mulvaney took questions during a hearing in the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday. “Some have said you are the fox in the henhouse,” said Representative Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts. “Before you took over we had about an investigation a week. All of a sudden the investigations have stopped. We got a goose egg.”

Apr 11, 2018

CFPB chief Mick Mulvaney says he could just 'twiddle my thumbs' before Congress to highlight agency's flaws

Mick Mulvaney took his seat before a congressional committee Wednesday for the first time since his controversial appointment to be the nation's top consumer financial watchdog.... "It shouldn't come as a surprise that many on our side of the aisle, those who have the highest hopes for consumer protection, would see you as sort of the fox in the henhouse," said Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.).

Apr 8, 2018

Town Hall for Our Lives continues gun reform debate in Roxbury

Town Hall for Our Lives was held Saturday afternoon in Roxbury for students and members of the community to question elected officials about their support for the gun reform movement.

Apr 8, 2018

Students in charge with town halls

Student activists inspired by the students of Parkland, Fla., and the March for Our Lives rally organized a town hall yesterday afternoon to question leaders on gun violence and prevention. U.S. Reps. Michael E. Capuano and Stephen F. Lynch were among state legislators and city councilors in Roxbury who took part in a “Town Hall for Our Lives.”

Apr 7, 2018

Students, parents across Massachusetts lead anti-gun town halls

Students and parents in Massachusetts inspired by gun violence survivors in Parkland, Florida, held town hall meetings across the state on Saturday to discuss firearm policy with legislators. Rep. Lynch attended one of the town halls, held in Roxbury, and answered questions about gun violence and potential legislation in Washington.

Apr 7, 2018

Students Hold ‘Town Hall For Our Lives’ Events Across Massachusetts

Students across Massachusetts met with politicians Saturday for a discussion on gun control. Several federal and state legislators attended, including Senator Elizabeth Warren and U.S. Representatives Katherine Clark, Steve Lynch, Jim McGovern and Mike Capuano.

Apr 7, 2018

Students keep up dialogue on gun violence

About 100 people gathered in Roxbury on Saturday afternoon to question federal, state, and local lawmakers on what they are doing to stop gun violence in Boston and around the country, at a Town Hall for Our Lives organized by high school students. Lawmakers in attendance included US Representatives Stephen Lynch and Michael Capuano.

Apr 5, 2018

Quincy honors Lynch, Gavin Foundation

Local officials heaped praise on Congressman Stephen Lynch and the Gavin Foundation on Thursday, saying the two are helping lead the fight in the area against continuing drug issues. The city gave its annual community-development award to Lynch, a South Boston Democrat who represents much of the South Shore, including Quincy.

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