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Apr 12, 2018 | ABC 7 Chicago

Chicago banker met here with Army official about Trump post

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, National Security

Shortly after President Donald Trump was elected, congressional Democrats say an economic advisor to his campaign, and Chicago bank executive, was in touch with top military personnel about becoming Secretary of the Army. On Thursday in a letter sent to Calk at his Chicago bank headquarters by Representatives Elijah Cummings and Stephen Lynch sought records related to the banker's communications with Manafort and the Trump campaign and about his bank's loans to Manafort.

Apr 12, 2018 | Chicago Tribune (Bloomberg)

Dems ask if military job was dangled to Chicago banker ensnared in Manafort probe

Issues: National Security

In a letter sent to Stephen Calk on Thursday, Reps. Elijah Cummings and Stephen Lynch sought records related to the banker's communications with Paul Manafort and the Trump campaign and about his bank's loans to Manafort.

Apr 12, 2018 | Inside Defense

Dems seek answers on deployment of National Guard troops to U.S.-Mexico border

Issues: National Security

Seven House Democrats, including Rep. Stephen Lynch, are seeking more information from the Trump administration on the decision to deploy National Guard units to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Apr 11, 2018 | Boston Herald

Stephen Lynch says U.S. troops in Syria are vulnerable

Issues: National Security

Vulnerable American troops stationed along Syria’s volatile northern border could be outgunned following an alleged chemical attack that’s skyrocketed tensions between President Trump and Russia, warned U.S. Rep. Stephen F. Lynch.

Apr 11, 2018 | The New York Times

Mulvaney Defends Role Running Agency He Wants to Cripple

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Mick Mulvaney took questions during a hearing in the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday. “Some have said you are the fox in the henhouse,” said Representative Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts. “Before you took over we had about an investigation a week. All of a sudden the investigations have stopped. We got a goose egg.”

Apr 11, 2018 | Los Angeles Times

CFPB chief Mick Mulvaney says he could just 'twiddle my thumbs' before Congress to highlight agency's flaws

Mick Mulvaney took his seat before a congressional committee Wednesday for the first time since his controversial appointment to be the nation's top consumer financial watchdog.... "It shouldn't come as a surprise that many on our side of the aisle, those who have the highest hopes for consumer protection, would see you as sort of the fox in the henhouse," said Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.).

Apr 11, 2018 | The Washington Post

‘I have not burned the place down’: Trump appointee defends his leadership of consumer watchdog

Mick Mulvaney defended his leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — an agency he once called a “joke” — in front of a House committee Wednesday, dismissing criticism from Democratic lawmakers that he was weakening the watchdog agency. “You were clearly one of the people who was most hostile to the creation and operation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,” said Rep. Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.). “It shouldn’t come as a surprise that many on our side of aisle … would see you sort of as the fox in the henhouse."

Apr 8, 2018 | The Daily Free Press

Town Hall for Our Lives continues gun reform debate in Roxbury

Town Hall for Our Lives was held Saturday afternoon in Roxbury for students and members of the community to question elected officials about their support for the gun reform movement.

Apr 8, 2018 | Boston Herald

Students in charge with town halls

Student activists inspired by the students of Parkland, Fla., and the March for Our Lives rally organized a town hall yesterday afternoon to question leaders on gun violence and prevention. U.S. Reps. Michael E. Capuano and Stephen F. Lynch were among state legislators and city councilors in Roxbury who took part in a “Town Hall for Our Lives.”

Apr 7, 2018 | WCVB-TV

Students, parents across Massachusetts lead anti-gun town halls

Students and parents in Massachusetts inspired by gun violence survivors in Parkland, Florida, held town hall meetings across the state on Saturday to discuss firearm policy with legislators. Rep. Lynch attended one of the town halls, held in Roxbury, and answered questions about gun violence and potential legislation in Washington.

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