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Feb 17, 2017 | Boston Herald

Vets deserve exemption from federal hiring freeze

Issues: Veterans

Just listen to Lynch: “Veterans in my district are being frozen out of federal government jobs due to President Trump’s government-wide hiring freeze. This is no way to treat our returning service men and women, who proudly served our nation and fought to protect our democracy,” the Southie Democrat told me in a statement.

Feb 17, 2017 | Wicked Local Bridgewater

Rep. Lynch announces U.S. Military Academy nomination

Rep. Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) recently announced the nomination of John Sweeney, of Bridgewater, for appointment to the United States Military Academy. Sweeney, the son of Peter and Christine Sweeney, is a senior at Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School.

Feb 16, 2017 | FedSmith

Legislation Introduced to Exempt Veterans From Hiring Freeze

Issues: Veterans

The legislation, known as the Veterans Federal Hiring Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 1001), was introduced by Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA). It dictates that notwithstanding President Trump’s memorandum or any similar executive actions, federal agencies may continue to fill vacant federal civilian jobs and create new positions for veterans and veterans preference-eligible individuals.

Feb 16, 2017 | Milford Daily News

Quincy resident, Archbishop student nominated to Air Force Academy

Archbishop Williams High School student and Quincy resident Timothy Riley has been nominated by Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) for appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Riley is the the son of John and Debroah Riley.

Feb 15, 2017 | WHDH

Massachusetts politicians question Trump’s campaign ties with Russia

Congressman Stephen Lynch is questioning why an investigation hasn’t happened yet. “There’s obviously a cover-up going on, and it’s just a matter of time until the American people call us out, and say do your job, investigate this,” Lynch said.

Feb 14, 2017 | Government Executive

Lawmakers Attempt to Add Veterans to Growing List of Hiring Freeze Exemptions

Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., introduced a bill this week to allow federal agencies to bypass Trump’s memorandum instituting a moratorium on hiring if the applicant previously served in the armed forces. Nearly 31 percent of federal employees are veterans, Lynch noted, and about one in three new hires in fiscal 2015 was a veteran. The bill, he said, would demonstrate the government would not “close its doors” to veterans.

Feb 7, 2017 | The Patriot Ledger

Officials blast Spectra over gas valve monitoring after leak

Following the leak, Lynch said he's "more worried than ever" about the operations of the Texas company, whose subsidiary Algonquin Gas Transmission has proposed building a 7,700-horsepower compressor station on the banks of the Fore River, near the metering station.

Feb 6, 2017 | Brockton Enterprise

Trump's immigration order slammed at Milton forum

President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration came in for harsh criticism at a town hall forum held by U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch.

Feb 2, 2017 | Dorchester Reporter

Local leaders loudly decry Trump orders on immigration

Congressman Stephen Lynch has scheduled a town hall meeting for tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 3) at Milton High School beginning at 7 p.m.

Feb 2, 2017 | Milton Times

Congressman plans Feb 3 forum

Congressman Stephen Lynch will hold a Town Hall forum, “Keeping America Safe While Preserving Our Constitutional Rights,” Feb. 3 at Milton High School for residents of the 8th Congressional District.

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