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Jan 4, 2018 | MASSLIVE.COM

Massachusetts congressional delegation calls for release of additional home heating assistance funds

With frigid temperatures and a winter storm bearing down on the Northeast, Massachusetts congressional lawmakers urged the Trump administration Thursday to release more federal funding to help low-income Americans heat their homes.

Dec 22, 2017 | NBC News

Rhona Graff, longtime Trump assistant, to be interviewed by House Intelligence Committee

On Thursday, deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe sat for a second marathon interrogation before lawmakers, this time at an “emergency” meeting called by the chairmen of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees. The closed-door session was narrowly focused on the bureau’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server, members said.... Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., another member of the Oversight Committee, said during a break in the interview that the GOP’s decision to focus on the actions of FBI personnel rather than the Russians represented a “dereliction of duty...

Dec 22, 2017 | MASSLIVE.COM

Massachusetts lawmakers decry lack of children's health care funding, 'dreamer' protections in short-term spending bill

Massachusetts congressional lawmakers condemned their Republican colleagues this week for passing a short-term government spending bill, which they said does not adequately address issues facing most Americans.

Dec 13, 2017 | Boston 25 News

Lawmakers call to delay vote deciding future of internet after 25 Investigates report

VIDEO: Local lawmakers and a federal commissioner are calling for a delay on a vote that could make your internet bill more expensive – a day after 25 Investigates uncovered thousands of Massachusetts residents had their identities stolen and used to lobby the government.

Nov 26, 2017 | WCVB-TV

Rep. Lynch shares his concerns about North Korea: On The Record

Issues: National Security

VIDEO: Rep. Stephen Lynch talks about foreign policy and gives his take on how the state is handling the opioid crisis.

Nov 21, 2017 | Boston Public Radio - WGBH

Rep. Lynch: Congress' Sexual Harassment Policies Need To Change

Congressman Lynch spoke with WGBH about how Capitol Hill needs a better system to deal with rampant sexual harassment and abuse.

Nov 9, 2017 | MassLive

Empty chair at US Capitol seeks to honor POW, MIA troops, serve as reminder to lawmakers

Issues: Veterans

Congressional lawmakers this week lauded the addition of a new chair to the U.S. Capitol, which will honor American prisoners of war and the thousands of service members missing in action.

Nov 6, 2017 | The New York Times

From Utah, Secretive Help for a Russian Oligarch and His Jet

Issues: National Security

Bank of Utah has that all-American feel. Founded in the 1950s by a veteran of both world wars, it offers affordable mortgages and savings accounts, sponsors children’s festivals and collects coats for the poor. But in addition to its mom-and-pop customers, the bank has a lesser-known clientele that includes Russia’s richest oligarch, Leonid Mikhelson, an ally of the country’s president, Vladimir V. Putin. The bank served as a stand-in so Mr. Mikhelson could secretly register a private jet in the United States, which requires American citizenship or residency.

Oct 31, 2017 | WGBH

Rep. Lynch: State, Local Tax Break, 401k Provision 'Enough To Bring Down' GOP Tax Plan

It’s been a crazy week in Washington. In the midst of three federal indictments, new revelations about the Russian election dossier, and a Halloween costume parade, House Republicans are still struggling with the details of a new tax plan that was expected to be unveiled Wednesday.

Oct 31, 2017 | WCVB-TV

Rep. Lynch: 'This type of attack can't be defended against'

Mass. congressman Stephen Lynch said it was virtually impossible to defend against the type of attack that took place in NYC Tuesday.