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Jun 14, 2018 | The Economist

Other American banks may have misbehaved as Wells Fargo did. Which ones?

IF THERE is a single example of how dramatically the regulatory environment has changed for American banks in the past 18 months, it may be the trickle of information that has recently emerged about an inquiry into their sales practices.

Jun 14, 2018 | MASS LIVE

Massachusetts lawmakers renew call for Trump administration to provide disaster housing aid to Puerto Rico hurricane evacuees

With many families displaced by Hurricane Maria facing potential homelessness when federal aid runs out on June 30, Massachusetts lawmakers again urged the Trump administration this week to provide long-term housing assistance to Puerto Rico evacuees.

Jun 13, 2018 | Los Angeles Times

Regulator found 20,000 bad accounts at major banks. We still don't know which ones

The nation’s top bank regulator told members of Congress on Wednesday that his agency found about 20,000 accounts that may have been opened without customers’ authorization or had other problems during a review of the nation’s largest financial institutions prompted by the Wells Fargo & Co. scandal.

Jun 13, 2018 | New York Post

Feds won’t name banks that opened 20K fake accounts

Wells Fargo was not the only bank opening accounts without customer consent, a top Washington banking regulator told Congress on Wednesday. Questionable account-opening activity was uncovered at 40 major banks, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency told a House committee at a hearing.

Jun 8, 2018 | Walpole Times

Walpole dedicates new fire station

The Walpole Fire Department cut the ribbon on its new home this past weekend. State and local officials - as well as Congressman Stephen Lynch - joined firefighters in a public ceremony Saturday morning, commemorating the new headquarters.

Jun 6, 2018 | Hometown Weekly

Walpole Fire Department celebrates new station

On June 2, Walpole celebrated the opening of the fire department’s new building. Members of the community were able to witness history in the making as the town held a ribbon cutting ceremony and offered tours of the state-of-the-art station.

May 31, 2018 | Boston Herald

Stephen F. Lynch: President Trump complicating Middle East issues

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Reform, National Security

U.S. Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, in the Middle East this week meeting with U.S. allies and partners to discuss the final stages of the fight against the Islamic State group and other security issues, said despite progress President Trump’s actions and rhetoric has caused complications.

May 29, 2018 | The Patriot Ledger

In Mideast, Rep. Lynch says US should avoid alienating allies

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Reform, National Security

U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch says the United States needs to focus on containing conflict the Middle East and ensure that any tensions between our allies do not hinder our relationships with them. In a telephone interview Tuesday from the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, the South Boston Democrat said he and other members of a congressional delegation have visited several countries in the Middle East to discuss various security concerns.

May 24, 2018 | CNN

Who has signed the DACA discharge petition

Here are the lawmakers that have signed a petition that would force a House floor vote on immigration bills, according to the House Clerk's Office. The measure needs 218 signatures to move forward, which would require 26 Republicans and 192 of 193 Democrats (so far, just one Democrat has said he will not sign the petition).

May 23, 2018 | The Washington Times

POW/MIA Chair of Honor: A solemn reminder in the U.S. Capitol

Issues: Veterans

It is said that there is loyalty in the simple act of remembrance. In November, the United States Congress unveiled a Chair of Honor that sits empty in the United States Capitol as a tribute to those brave men and women who, in the course of their courageous military service, have been rendered missing in action or prisoners of war.