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Jan 19, 2018 | MASSLIVE.COM

Massachusetts Democrats accuse GOP of failed leadership as government shutdown looms

Members of Massachusetts' congressional delegation pushed back Friday against Republicans' claims that Democrats would be responsible for the possible government shutdown, accusing the GOP of failed leadership and "playing politics" with important issues, like children's health insurance funding.

Jan 15, 2018 | The Boston Globe

Aircraft registration system said to pose security risks

Issues: National Security

The Federal Aviation Administration is facing the prospect of two outside reviews and a push from Congress for greater transparency after a report found that decades of lax oversight had left the United States vulnerable to drug dealers and even terrorists who seek to anonymously register planes here.

Jan 12, 2018 | The Washington Times

House Democrats request Trey Gowdy subpoena White House, HHS for refugee report

Reps. Elijah Cummings and Stephen Lynch said in a letter to Mr. Gowdy that President Trump’s reported statements about certain countries during a closed-door meeting made them question if the administration doctored information.

Jan 10, 2018 | MASSLIVE.COM

Massachusetts congressional delegation urges Gov. Charlie Baker to reject Trump administration's offshore drilling plan

Issues: Energy & Environment

All 11 members of the state's delegation penned a letter to Baker urging him to join other states' governors in officially rejecting the Interior Department's newly unveiled five-year drilling plan, which seeks to open federal waters off the California coast and areas from Florida to Maine for oil and gas exploration purposes.

Jan 5, 2018 | WBUR

Congressman Lynch On 2018, North Korea And The Democratic Party

Issues: National Security

Congressman Lynch joins WBUR to talk about national security and the year ahead.

Jan 4, 2018 | MASSLIVE.COM

Massachusetts congressional delegation calls for release of additional home heating assistance funds

With frigid temperatures and a winter storm bearing down on the Northeast, Massachusetts congressional lawmakers urged the Trump administration Thursday to release more federal funding to help low-income Americans heat their homes.

Dec 22, 2017 | NBC News

Rhona Graff, longtime Trump assistant, to be interviewed by House Intelligence Committee

On Thursday, deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe sat for a second marathon interrogation before lawmakers, this time at an “emergency” meeting called by the chairmen of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees. The closed-door session was narrowly focused on the bureau’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server, members said.... Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., another member of the Oversight Committee, said during a break in the interview that the GOP’s decision to focus on the actions of FBI personnel rather than the Russians represented a “dereliction of duty...

Dec 22, 2017 | MASSLIVE.COM

Massachusetts lawmakers decry lack of children's health care funding, 'dreamer' protections in short-term spending bill

Massachusetts congressional lawmakers condemned their Republican colleagues this week for passing a short-term government spending bill, which they said does not adequately address issues facing most Americans.

Dec 13, 2017 | Boston 25 News

Lawmakers call to delay vote deciding future of internet after 25 Investigates report

VIDEO: Local lawmakers and a federal commissioner are calling for a delay on a vote that could make your internet bill more expensive – a day after 25 Investigates uncovered thousands of Massachusetts residents had their identities stolen and used to lobby the government.

Nov 26, 2017 | WCVB-TV

Rep. Lynch shares his concerns about North Korea: On The Record

Issues: National Security

VIDEO: Rep. Stephen Lynch talks about foreign policy and gives his take on how the state is handling the opioid crisis.

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