In The News

Jun 23, 2017 | Patriot Ledger

Miles from any airport, Milton and Hull residents fight onslaught of jet noise

Issues: Energy & Environment

As part of a pending Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, Congressman Stephen Lynch and other members of the Quiet Skies Caucus are pushing for a nationwide study of health effects related to newly concentrated flight paths and the creation of a noise abatement office in the FAA that will make the agency more responsive to noise complaints.

Jun 22, 2017 | Dorchester Reporter

Climate change peril must be addressed forthrightly

Issues: Energy & Environment

Congressman Lynch wrote an op-ed in the Dorchester Reporter about H.R. 2908, the Climate Change National Security Strategy Act.

Jun 15, 2017 | Rolling Stone

Democrats Take on Trump's Conflicts of Interest

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

"It's very rare" that the rule gets used, but "within our committee, within Oversight, it's very widely known," Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch tells Rolling Stone. "We've threatened to resort to that in the past. We've never had to go there before, but in this case we did."

Jun 1, 2017 | Braintree Forum

Lynch decries move to leave Paris Climate Agreement

Issues: Energy & Environment

Braintree’s representative in the U.S. Congress, Representative Stephen Lynch, D-Boston, has joined the chorus of Democratic leaders decrying President Donald Trump’s Thursday announcement that America will withdraw from the Paris climate accords.

Jun 1, 2017 | Boston Globe

GE chairman, Mass. political leaders express disappointment at Trump’s climate move

Issues: Energy & Environment

Massachusetts Democratic US Representative Stephen Lynch also decried Trump’s decision.

May 30, 2017 | MassLive

Massachusetts congressman's bill would require Trump administration to disclose ethics waivers

Taking aim at what he called the Trump administration's refusal to disclose ethics rules waivers, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-South Boston, announced legislation Tuesday that would require such exemptions to be reported and publicly available online.

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

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 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).