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Mar 1, 2018 | Quartz

US lawmakers want to pay up to $5 million for foreign corruption tips

Modeled on existing programs to reward people who give tips to the State department on terrorism, or to the IRS on tax evasion, the Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Rewards Act aims to help return assets stolen from foreign state coffers, by encouraging whistleblowers to talk to US authorities.

Mar 1, 2018 | Boston Business Journal

After criticism, Millennium Partners changed the route of proposed $100M gondola

Millennium Partners and Cargo Ventures have altered the originally proposed route for their proposed $100 million aerial gondola. Congressman Stephen Lynch told the Business Journal that the proposal is innovative, environmentally friendly and a viable solution to the growing transportation crisis in South Boston and the Seaport District.

Mar 1, 2018 | NBC News

Lawmakers: Did Manafort promise White House job to banker in return for loan?

Issues: National Security

Two members of Congress are asking the Pentagon to turn over any documents that could shed light on whether former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort promised a Chicago banker an administration job in return for $16 million in real-estate loans. The letter from Democratic Reps. Stephen Lynch and Elijah Cummings comes a week after NBC News reported that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating a potential quid pro quo.

Feb 28, 2018 | Curbed Boston

Boston gondola project from South Station to the Seaport still rising

Private developers and public officials are still considering a 1-mile-long aerial gondola system between South Station and the Seaport District that could carry the passenger equivalent of 40 city buses per hour. South Boston’s congressman, Stephen Lynch, has swung behind the idea.

Feb 28, 2018 | WCVB-TV

Gondola above Boston proposed for city commuters (VIDEO)

A new proposal would place a gondola system in Boston that could transport thousands of commuters. The idea is to have a 1-mile system take commuters between South Station and the Marine Industrial Park via Summer Street. Rep. Stephen Lynch, who supports the idea, said the gondolas would reduce traffic and eliminate carbon emissions.

Feb 28, 2018 | MASSLIVE.COM

Massachusetts congressman requests Pentagon info on reports Paul Manafort promised Trump administration job to banker

Issues: National Security

U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch and other House Democrats asked Pentagon officials this week to brief lawmakers following reports that former Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort allegedly promised an administration job to a banker in exchange for millions of dollars in loans.

Feb 28, 2018 | MASSLIVE.COM

Massachusetts lawmakers earn high marks on League of Conservation Voters' National Environmental Scorecard

Issues: Energy & Environment

All 11 members of Massachusetts' congressional delegation received high marks for their votes on environment-related policies in 2017, the League of Conservation Voters announced this week. In the House, six members of the Massachusetts delegation also received perfect marks on the LCV's 2017 scorecard, including U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-South Boston.

Feb 28, 2018 | MASSLIVE.COM

Gov. Charlie Baker, Massachusetts congressional delegation asks Trump administration to scrap offshore drilling plan

Issues: Energy & Environment

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker joined Massachusetts congressional Democrats in calling on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to not include Massachusetts waters in the administration's five-year drilling plan, which seeks to open areas from Florida to Maine for oil and gas exploration purposes, in a Tuesday letter.

Feb 27, 2018 | CNBC

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell answers questions from House Financial Services Committee

In front of the House Financial Services Committee, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell answers questions from Committee Chair Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) and Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.), about IOER interest rates, and growing popularity of exchange-traded funds.

Feb 27, 2018 | The Boston Globe

Altered route has backers of a Seaport gondola system feeling they’ve gained momentum

The idea of a gondola whisking thousands of commuters over the traffic-clogged South Boston Waterfront once seemed fanciful to many in the city, a transportation pipe dream, of sorts. The congressman who represents the area, Democratic Representative Stephen Lynch, said he met earlier in February with Mayor Martin J. Walsh and other local elected officials to promote the gondola project.