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Jan 10, 2017 | Washington Post

Beware: Chaffetz committee plans broad agenda affecting federal workers

More than 100 Democrats sent a letter to Trump on Monday asking him to reconsider his hiring freeze plan because it “would decrease transparency, efficiency, and accountability in the federal government,” said a statement from the office of Rep. Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.), who led the letter.

Jan 9, 2017 | The Patriot Ledger

Gas leak heightens concerns over proposed Weymouth project

On Saturday, Congressman Stephen Lynch, a South Boston Democrat and opponent of the proposed compressor station, and Haugh visited the site of the leak. Lynch said he also spoke with Spectra representatives and requested a full report on the leak, which he called "yet another reason why Spectra should not be allowed to go forward with the proposed compressor station."

Jan 6, 2017 | Boston Globe

Trump’s dismissive tweets are undermining our national security

Congressman Lynch wrote an op-ed for the Boston Globe noting that "In his Tweets of 140 characters or less, President-elect Donald Trump is undermining our national security by creating a schism between himself and our dedicated intelligence community."

Jan 6, 2017 | Brockton Enterprise

Drug court grant aims to streamline treatment access

U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch, an advocate for fighting addiction on Capitol Hill, said the purpose of the grant reflects the "full-spectrum response" that is needed to address the opioid crisis.

Jan 5, 2017 | Cape Cod Today

Elected officials call for public meeting on Pilgrim Nuke safety

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, Governor Charlie Baker, the entire Massachusetts Congressional delegation, and numerous Massachusetts state legislators are calling on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to immediately hold a public meeting to address concerns about the safety of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant.

Jan 4, 2017 | WCVB

Massachusetts Democrats Oppose House Ethics Rules Changes

Massachusetts Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives were surprised Tuesday to find themselves on the same side of a policy debate with President-elect Donald Trump. “If anything, that office should have been strengthened. And I think it's contrary to the pledges of draining the swamp,” said Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Massachusetts.

Jan 3, 2017

Congressman Lynch Hopes 2017 Will Bring Coastal Funding

In 2017, one local congressman, Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch, would like to see more of a focus put on issues affecting coastal communities.

Jan 3, 2017 | Patriot Ledger

FEMA agrees to work with South Shore towns on map revisions

After representatives from Marshfield and Scituate took a trip to Washington, D.C., to meet with the Federal Emergency Management Agency last week, they say a solution is in sight. There were staff members from the offices of Reps. Bill Keating and Stephen Lynch in attendance.

Dec 28, 2016 | NECN The Take with Sue OConnell

Congress and 2016 Election Hacking

Can Congress rise above partisanship to get all the facts about Russian hacking of the 2016 Clinton-Trump election? Sue's guest is Rep. Stephen Lynch, (D) MA 8th District.

Dec 15, 2016 | The Hill

Dem asks Chaffetz to investigate Russian hacking

Issues: National Security

A senior Democrat on the House Oversight Committee is pressing Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) to open an investigation into Russia’s election interference.Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.), the ranking Democrat of an Oversight subcommittee concerning national security, wrote a letter to Chaffetz released Thursday calling for a new committee probe.