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May 22, 2018 | Al-Monitor

Congress rebels against Trump’s Middle East war secrecy

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Reform, National Security

As the top Democrat on the House panel overseeing the Defense Department, Rep. Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts has traveled to Iraq almost two dozen times under three different presidents. But now, that ability to monitor US military actions and foreign aid, Lynch insists, is being compromised by what he contends is a plummeting level of transparency under President Donald Trump, even as the administration promises to confront Iran throughout the Middle East.

May 19, 2018 | The Boston Globe

House Democrats dream of oversight bonanza after midterms

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Reform

House Democrats, stewing over stacks of unanswered letters to Trump officials collecting dust on their shelves, are counting the days until they can take back the majority and launch dozens of inquiries into the president and his administration that the White House will no longer be able to ignore.

May 17, 2018 | The Washington Examiner

Democrats blast Trump for lack of plan to battle opioid abuse

House Democrats on Thursday chided the Trump administration for not releasing a drug control strategy in the midst of the opioid crisis. “We’re dragging our feet on this and this is inexcusable,” said Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass.

May 17, 2018 | The Hill

Dems urge Trump to reinstate top cyber post

House Democrats are urging President Trump to reconsider his decision to scrap a top cyber policy adviser role following the administration's decision to eliminate the position aimed at coordinating the government's approach to cybersecurity policy across federal agencies.

May 15, 2018 | Dorchester Reporter

Maybe UMass Boston should be ‘independent’ of system, Lynch says

As tensions escalated this week between members of the UMass Boston community and the UMass president’s office, elected officials touring the Columbia Point campus made it clear that they plan to weigh in heavily on how its land will be used and its status within the UMass system. US Rep. Stephen Lynch, newly sworn-in state Sen. Nick Collins, state Rep. Dan Hunt, and City Councillors Annissa Essaibi-George and Frank Baker went on a walk-through of UMass Boston facilities on Monday.

May 12, 2018 | The Boston Globe

A veil of secrecy fuels doubts on Afghan war

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Reform, National Security

It is challenging enough that the war in Afghanistan has gone on for almost 17 years. But now the Trump administration is raising hackles in Congress by cloaking in official secrecy an unusual amount of data about the longest armed conflict in American history, including, until very recently, the dwindling size of the beleaguered Afghan military.

May 9, 2018 | POLITICO

Dems want DOJ to release documents explaining why Comey docs kept secret

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Reform, National Security

Democrats on the House Oversight Committee say the Justice Department is withholding documents that would provide a rationale for classifying records as top secret that appear to corroborate former FBI Director James Comey's account of his interactions with President Donald Trump.

May 9, 2018 | The Hill

Dems want DOJ to hand over docs related to Comey conversation

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Reform, National Security

Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee want the Justice Department to release documents they say will shed light on why notes related to a conversation with former FBI Director James Comey were classified.

May 9, 2018 | The Washington Times

Democrats demand DOJ hand over docs on classification of Boente notes

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Reform, National Security

Democrats on the House Oversight Committee Tuesday asked for documents classified by the Department of Justice, but said to confirm former FBI Director James B. Comey’s claim that President Trump asked him to “lift the cloud of the Russia probe.”

May 7, 2018 | Dorchester Reporter

Dems pitch public housing as part of agenda in Southie

Standing in front of the housing development where he grew up, Congressman Stephen Lynch joined other Democrats on May 7 calling for a $70 billion investment in public housing around the country over five years.