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Mar 6, 2018

Rep. Lynch Urges Secretary Tillerson to Protect U.S. Against Foreign Interference in Elections

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch, the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on National Security, sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, urging him to combat foreign disinformation and propaganda campaigns using funds that were allocated to the State Department for that purpose.

Mar 1, 2018

After criticism, Millennium Partners changed the route of proposed $100M gondola

Millennium Partners and Cargo Ventures have altered the originally proposed route for their proposed $100 million aerial gondola. Congressman Stephen Lynch told the Business Journal that the proposal is innovative, environmentally friendly and a viable solution to the growing transportation crisis in South Boston and the Seaport District.

Mar 1, 2018

US lawmakers want to pay up to $5 million for foreign corruption tips

Modeled on existing programs to reward people who give tips to the State department on terrorism, or to the IRS on tax evasion, the Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Rewards Act aims to help return assets stolen from foreign state coffers, by encouraging whistleblowers to talk to US authorities.

Mar 1, 2018

US lawmakers want to pay up to $5 million for foreign corruption tips

Modeled on existing programs to reward people who give tips to the State department on terrorism, or to the IRS on tax evasion, the Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Rewards Act aims to help return assets stolen from foreign state coffers, by encouraging whistleblowers to talk to US authorities.

Mar 1, 2018

Lawmakers: Did Manafort promise White House job to banker in return for loan?

Two members of Congress are asking the Pentagon to turn over any documents that could shed light on whether former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort promised a Chicago banker an administration job in return for $16 million in real-estate loans. The letter from Democratic Reps. Stephen Lynch and Elijah Cummings comes a week after NBC News reported that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating a potential quid pro quo.

Mar 1, 2018

Lawmakers: Did Manafort promise White House job to banker in return for loan?

Two members of Congress are asking the Pentagon to turn over any documents that could shed light on whether former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort promised a Chicago banker an administration job in return for $16 million in real-estate loans. The letter from Democratic Reps. Stephen Lynch and Elijah Cummings comes a week after NBC News reported that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating a potential quid pro quo.

Feb 28, 2018

Gov. Charlie Baker, Massachusetts congressional delegation asks Trump administration to scrap offshore drilling plan

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker joined Massachusetts congressional Democrats in calling on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to not include Massachusetts waters in the administration's five-year drilling plan, which seeks to open areas from Florida to Maine for oil and gas exploration purposes, in a Tuesday letter.

Feb 28, 2018

Gov. Charlie Baker, Massachusetts congressional delegation asks Trump administration to scrap offshore drilling plan

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker joined Massachusetts congressional Democrats in calling on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to not include Massachusetts waters in the administration's five-year drilling plan, which seeks to open areas from Florida to Maine for oil and gas exploration purposes, in a Tuesday letter.

Feb 28, 2018

Massachusetts lawmakers earn high marks on League of Conservation Voters' National Environmental Scorecard

All 11 members of Massachusetts' congressional delegation received high marks for their votes on environment-related policies in 2017, the League of Conservation Voters announced this week. In the House, six members of the Massachusetts delegation also received perfect marks on the LCV's 2017 scorecard, including U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-South Boston.

Feb 28, 2018

Massachusetts lawmakers earn high marks on League of Conservation Voters' National Environmental Scorecard

All 11 members of Massachusetts' congressional delegation received high marks for their votes on environment-related policies in 2017, the League of Conservation Voters announced this week. In the House, six members of the Massachusetts delegation also received perfect marks on the LCV's 2017 scorecard, including U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-South Boston.

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