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May 22, 2018

Congress rebels against Trump’s Middle East war secrecy

As the top Democrat on the House panel overseeing the Defense Department, Rep. Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts has traveled to Iraq almost two dozen times under three different presidents. But now, that ability to monitor US military actions and foreign aid, Lynch insists, is being compromised by what he contends is a plummeting level of transparency under President Donald Trump, even as the administration promises to confront Iran throughout the Middle East.

May 22, 2018

Congress rebels against Trump’s Middle East war secrecy

As the top Democrat on the House panel overseeing the Defense Department, Rep. Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts has traveled to Iraq almost two dozen times under three different presidents. But now, that ability to monitor US military actions and foreign aid, Lynch insists, is being compromised by what he contends is a plummeting level of transparency under President Donald Trump, even as the administration promises to confront Iran throughout the Middle East.

May 22, 2018

Congress rebels against Trump’s Middle East war secrecy

As the top Democrat on the House panel overseeing the Defense Department, Rep. Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts has traveled to Iraq almost two dozen times under three different presidents. But now, that ability to monitor US military actions and foreign aid, Lynch insists, is being compromised by what he contends is a plummeting level of transparency under President Donald Trump, even as the administration promises to confront Iran throughout the Middle East.

May 19, 2018

House Democrats dream of oversight bonanza after midterms

House Democrats, stewing over stacks of unanswered letters to Trump officials collecting dust on their shelves, are counting the days until they can take back the majority and launch dozens of inquiries into the president and his administration that the White House will no longer be able to ignore.

May 19, 2018

House Democrats dream of oversight bonanza after midterms

House Democrats, stewing over stacks of unanswered letters to Trump officials collecting dust on their shelves, are counting the days until they can take back the majority and launch dozens of inquiries into the president and his administration that the White House will no longer be able to ignore.

May 18, 2018

Lynch Statement on Shooting at Santa Fe High School

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) released the following statement on the tragic school shooting in Texas.

May 17, 2018

Democrats blast Trump for lack of plan to battle opioid abuse

House Democrats on Thursday chided the Trump administration for not releasing a drug control strategy in the midst of the opioid crisis. “We’re dragging our feet on this and this is inexcusable,” said Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass.

May 17, 2018

Dems urge Trump to reinstate top cyber post

House Democrats are urging President Trump to reconsider his decision to scrap a top cyber policy adviser role following the administration's decision to eliminate the position aimed at coordinating the government's approach to cybersecurity policy across federal agencies.

May 15, 2018

Maybe UMass Boston should be ‘independent’ of system, Lynch says

As tensions escalated this week between members of the UMass Boston community and the UMass president’s office, elected officials touring the Columbia Point campus made it clear that they plan to weigh in heavily on how its land will be used and its status within the UMass system. US Rep. Stephen Lynch, newly sworn-in state Sen. Nick Collins, state Rep. Dan Hunt, and City Councillors Annissa Essaibi-George and Frank Baker went on a walk-through of UMass Boston facilities on Monday.

May 12, 2018

A veil of secrecy fuels doubts on Afghan war

It is challenging enough that the war in Afghanistan has gone on for almost 17 years. But now the Trump administration is raising hackles in Congress by cloaking in official secrecy an unusual amount of data about the longest armed conflict in American history, including, until very recently, the dwindling size of the beleaguered Afghan military.

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