In The News

Feb 10, 2015 | Boston Globe

Release the entire 9/11 report

Congressman Lynch penned an op-ed in the Boston Globe highlighting the need to declassify the 28 pages of the 9/11 Joint Congressional Inquiry, which have been withheld from the public for far too long.

Feb 9, 2015 | The Hill

Oversight wants to know which Afghan spending still classified

Congressman Lynch sent a letter to the Department of Defense requesting an explanation of the decision to classify information regarding U.S. spending in Afghanistan. The SIGAR used this information in its role of evaluating waste, fraud, and abuse in U.S. programs in Afghanistan.

Feb 5, 2015 | New York Times

Claims Against Saudis Cast New Light on Secret Pages of 9/11 Report

The New York Times highlighted Congressman Lynch's efforts to declassify the 28 pages of 9/11 Joint Congressional Inquiry.

Feb 3, 2015 | Cleveland Plain Dealer

Federal watchdogs say government agencies are undermining official investigations

At the Oversight and Government Reform hearing "Inspectors General: Independence, Access and Authority", Congressman Lynch expressed concern about the recent decision to classify information that the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has relied on in order to report on the training of Afghan forces.

Feb 2, 2015 | WBZ News Radio 1030

Congressman Stephen Lynch Checks In

Congressman Lynch joined Nightside with Dan Rea for an hour long interview on January 29th to discuss recent legislation he has introduced, his new role on the National Security Subcommittee, and local issues including the 2024 Olympics and the proposed West Roxbury pipeline.

Jan 29, 2015 | CT Post

Massachusetts members of Congress to serve on key committees

Congressman Lynch was recently named Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's Subcommittee on National Security.

Jan 29, 2015 | Wicked Local

Sens. Markey and Warren and Rep. Lynch express concerns in letter about West Roxbury Lateral gas pipeline

Issues: Energy & Environment

Congressman Lynch joined Senators Markey and Warren in writing to the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission expressing concerns about the Spectra natural gas pipeline, which is proposed to travel through West Roxbury, Westwood, and Dedham.

Jan 28, 2015 | Washington Post

House panel easily passes veterans sick leave bill but can’t shake partisan past

Issues: Veterans

Congressman Lynch's Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act was included in the first Committee on Oversight and Government Reform markup of the new Congress. The committee passed the legislation on a bipartisan basis.

Jan 28, 2015 | Government Executive

TSP 1099s Are In the Mail, Vets Sick Leave Bill Advances

Congressman Lynch introduced the Glen Anthony Doherty Overseas Security Personnel Fairness Act in order to remove a provision in federal law that prohibits the families of overseas contractors killed in the line of duty from receiving full death benefits if the deceased employee is unmarried with no children. In addition, his Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act advanced in Committee.

Jan 28, 2015 | Boston Herald

Congressman Steve Lynch: Pull Yemen ambassador now

Congressman Lynch spoke on Boston Herald Radio regarding his concerns for the safety of the U.S. Ambassador to Yemen, security and embassy personnel.

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