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Apr 14, 2018 | ABC News

Democrats ask for records from Manafort lender who sought Secretary of Army job

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, National Security

In a letter Thursday to Stephen Calk, head of The Federal Savings Bank in Chicago, Rep. Elijah Cummings, ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, and Rep. Stephen Lynch, ranking member of the National Security Subcommittee, requested documents related to a reported $16 million loan from Calk’s bank to Manafort.

Apr 14, 2018 | WCVB-TV

Boston protesters argue against Syrian airstrikes

Issues: National Security

Rep. Lynch talks to WCVB about President Donald Trump’s decision to order targeted airstrikes on Syria.

Apr 14, 2018 | 7 News Boston

New England lawmakers react to targeted airstrikes on Syria

Rep. Lynch talks to Channel 7 about President Donald Trump’s decision to order targeted airstrikes on Syria.

Apr 13, 2018 | The Dallas Morning News

Trump's border deployment raises questions about cost and impact on military readiness

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, National Security

The House National Security Subcommittee held a hearing on President Trump's deployment of the National Guard to the U.S./Mexico border on Thursday. Rep. Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts, the panel's top Democrat, said, "the deployment of our National Guard units to our Southwest border appears to be indefinite. It also appears to be largely undefined in terms of scope and cost."

Apr 12, 2018 | Inside Defense

Dems seek answers on deployment of National Guard troops to U.S.-Mexico border

Issues: National Security

Seven House Democrats, including Rep. Stephen Lynch, are seeking more information from the Trump administration on the decision to deploy National Guard units to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Apr 12, 2018 | The New York Times (Reuters)

Banker asked about U.S. Army post before making Manafort loan -lawmakers

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, National Security

Democratic lawmakers on Thursday questioned whether the head of a Chicago bank was seeking a favor from the incoming Trump administration when he inquired about the confirmation process for a top U.S. Army position before extending $16 million in loans to Trump's former campaign chairman.

Apr 12, 2018 | ABC 7 Chicago

Chicago banker met here with Army official about Trump post

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, National Security

Shortly after President Donald Trump was elected, congressional Democrats say an economic advisor to his campaign, and Chicago bank executive, was in touch with top military personnel about becoming Secretary of the Army. On Thursday in a letter sent to Calk at his Chicago bank headquarters by Representatives Elijah Cummings and Stephen Lynch sought records related to the banker's communications with Manafort and the Trump campaign and about his bank's loans to Manafort.

Apr 12, 2018 | Chicago Tribune (Bloomberg)

Dems ask if military job was dangled to Chicago banker ensnared in Manafort probe

Issues: National Security

In a letter sent to Stephen Calk on Thursday, Reps. Elijah Cummings and Stephen Lynch sought records related to the banker's communications with Paul Manafort and the Trump campaign and about his bank's loans to Manafort.

Apr 11, 2018 | Los Angeles Times

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 11, 2018 | The New York Times

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.”

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