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Aug 8, 2018 | The Boston Globe

The Northern Avenue Bridge is Being Replaced, and the City is Debating Just Who Will be Allowed to Use it

It has been nearly four years since anyone could walk across the old Northern Avenue Bridge, and two decades since you could drive across it ... All that traffic has some pushing for car lanes on Northern Avenue, including Representative Stephen Lynch. The South Boston Democrat, who secured $9.4 million in federal funding for the project, has called for “maximum utility” in the new bridge.

Aug 5, 2018 | Travel Weekly

TSA's Quiet Skies Program Draws Fire

An in-flight surveillance program, revealed by the Boston Globe on July 28, has drawn criticism from members of Congress as well as from privacy and civil rights advocates ... Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate transportation committee, and Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.), the ranking member of the House Subcommittee on National Security, also spoke out against the surveillance program.

Jul 31, 2018 | Mass Live

Massachusetts Congressman Seeks Hearing on TSA Program that Tracks Air Travelers

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-South Boston, urged House Republicans this week to hold a bipartisan oversight hearing on the Transportation Security Administration's "Quiet Skies" program, in which undercover federal air marshals reportedly conduct surveillance on American air travelers.

Jul 31, 2018 | WGBH

Rep. Lynch Calls For Examination Of 'Quiet Skies' Program, Says Entire Air Marshals Program Is Flawed

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Rep. Stephen Lynch called for an oversight hearing to examine the TSA’s “Quiet Skies” program, which has been tracking and surveilling passengers through undercover and controversial means for years.

Jul 27, 2018 | Financial Regulation News

Bill Targeting Digital Currency Safeguards Advances House Committee

A measure designed to combat potential terrorist use of digital currencies advanced the House Financial Services Committee passage ... “I want to thank my colleague from Massachusetts, Rep. Stephen Lynch, for leading this legislation with me. He said it best in committee our work on the Terrorism and Illicit Finance Subcommittee is truly bipartisan, and he is exactly right. I cannot thank him and his staff enough for their support on this.”

Jul 25, 2018 | The American Spectator

Dems Push Anti-Trump Rhetoric in House Oversight Hearing

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

A house hearing on election security grew contentious on Tuesday as the Oversight and Government Reform committee questioned a quartet of government officials about Russian interference in the 2016 election...Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) delivered a dramatic speech in which he lamented Congress’s decisions to hold only two hearings on Russian interference and the Republicans’ “effort … to rally around the President, even when he is wrong.”

Jul 24, 2018 | Roll Call

Gowdy Balks at Democrats’ Motion for Dan Coats to Testify in Public

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee spiked a motion Tuesday from Democrats to subpoena Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to testify publicly about Russia’s ongoing efforts to interfere in U.S. elections ... “This used to be the Oversight Committee. This is the running away from oversight committee since Trump took office. We do zero,” Massachusetts Rep. Stephen Lynch said.

Jul 20, 2018 | The Brockton Enterprise

Brockton Fire Department Gets $578,000 FEMA Grant

Brockton is receiving a $578,000 firefighters assistance grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, allowing the department to buy new self-contained breathing apparatus units and a new air-filling station. U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., came to Fire Station No. 6 on Friday afternoon to announce the FEMA funding, after working with U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Boston, and Sen Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, to secure the federal grant.

Jul 3, 2018 | Inside Defense

Additional House Conferees Named to Negotiate Defense Policy Bill

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have named additional lawmakers to serve as conferees for the fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill ... House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA)

Jun 20, 2018 | American Banker

Wells Fargo Exhibit A in Democrats' case against tax law

Wells Fargo was the biggest beneficiary of a law cutting corporate tax cuts, House Democrats claimed Wednesday. Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., noted that under the Republican-passed tax bill, major corporations like Wells Fargo would receive permanent cuts, while individuals are only getting temporary breaks.

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