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May 30, 2017 | Government Executive

White House Gives Ground on Ethics Waivers, Continues Questioning Legality

The change in White House plans did not satisfy Democratic lawmakers. On Tuesday, Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., introduced the White House Ethics Transparency Act (H.R. 2762) with dozens of co-sponsors. It would require presidential administrations to “promptly disclose waivers of executive branch ethics rules to the OGE” within 30 days of issuance and post them on the White House and OGE websites.

May 29, 2017 | Boston Globe

Eastern Mass. pauses to remember on Memorial Day

Issues: Veterans

US Representative Stephen F. Lynch voiced not only his appreciation for military members but also his concern for them. He cited the high reports of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury among troops, and said that among the 3.5 million people who have served in the Armed Forces since the first Gulf War, 90,000 have served more than four tours.

May 28, 2017 | Patriot Ledger

War dead remembered at Cohasset ceremony

Issues: Veterans

U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) and State Representatives Joan Meschino and Patrick O’Connor also attended. In his opening remarks, Lynch acknowledged two Cohasset residents he nominated to U.S. military academies this year, Liam O’Connell (Naval Academy ’21) and Timothy Chase (Merchant Marine Academy ’21).

May 28, 2017 | Patriot Ledger

Braintree honors those who’ve served at Blue Hill Cemetery

Issues: Veterans

As we honor those servicemen and women who did not come back from combat alive, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch said Memorial Day is also time to remember our obligation to those who did. Since the first Gulf War, 3.5 million Americans have served in the Middle East, and 90,000 of them have served at least four tours of duty.

May 27, 2017 | Boston Globe

Gold Star families remember lost loved ones with yellow roses and vows to keep memories alive

Issues: Veterans

The ceremony was attended by more than a hundred people, including Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. Speakers included Governor Charlie Baker, House Speaker Robert DeLeo, and Representative Stephen Lynch.

May 27, 2017 | WHDH 7 News

Hundreds attend ceremony to honor fallen heroes

Issues: Veterans

Governor Charlie Baker, Congressman Stephen Lynch and hundreds of others joined Gold Star families for the ceremony.

May 25, 2017 | Washington Times

A sacred vow — and solemn acts of remembrance

Issues: Veterans

Congressman Lynch wrote an op-ed for the Washington Times special section honoring the 30th anniversary of Rolling Thunder in Washington, D.C.

May 24, 2017 | WBZ News Radio 1030 Nightside with Dan Rea

Congressman Stephen Lynch Checks In

Yesterday, an explosion during an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England killed almost two dozen and injured many more. Authorities now believe they know who the bomber was, and though ISIS has claimed credit for the attack, the investigation into the alleged bomber’s background and communication history is just beginning. U.S. Representative Stephen Lynch will talk with Dan about this most recent attack, and how he believes we can best keep this country as safe as possible.

May 23, 2017 | Boston Herald

Lynch: VA can’t leave injured vets hanging

Issues: Veterans

Following a meeting with top Boston VA brass in Jamaica Plain yesterday, Lynch said he called for more coordination between VA staff that diagnoses and treats vets, and those who determine and administer their benefits.

May 17, 2017 | Global Witness

New Legislation Would Reveal Real People Behind Contracting Companies Receiving U.S. Tax Dollars

Today, new U.S. federal legislation was introduced that would require the disclosure of information about the real owners of contract bidding companies (also called ‘beneficial owners’) seeking to lease high-security space to the federal government.