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Jun 26, 2017

Risk assessment requested for Weymouth compressor station site

Issues: Energy & Environment

Lynch asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to put the proposed compressor station project on hold until a complete investigation is done into a natural gas pipeline rupture that occurred in Providence R.I. on March 29.

Jun 24, 2017 | Boston Herald

Stephen Lynch: Reduce cost on health plans

Issues: Health Care

The proposed Republican health care bill released by Senate leadership this week will “kill Massachusetts” without addressing any of the real flaws in Obamacare, Congressman Stephen Lynch said yesterday.

Jun 23, 2017 | Patriot Ledger

Miles from any airport, Milton and Hull residents fight onslaught of jet noise

Issues: Energy & Environment

As part of a pending Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, Congressman Stephen Lynch and other members of the Quiet Skies Caucus are pushing for a nationwide study of health effects related to newly concentrated flight paths and the creation of a noise abatement office in the FAA that will make the agency more responsive to noise complaints.

Jun 22, 2017 | Dorchester Reporter

Climate change peril must be addressed forthrightly

Issues: Energy & Environment

Congressman Lynch wrote an op-ed in the Dorchester Reporter about H.R. 2908, the Climate Change National Security Strategy Act.

Jun 15, 2017 | Rolling Stone

Democrats Take on Trump's Conflicts of Interest

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

"It's very rare" that the rule gets used, but "within our committee, within Oversight, it's very widely known," Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch tells Rolling Stone. "We've threatened to resort to that in the past. We've never had to go there before, but in this case we did."

Jun 1, 2017 | Braintree Forum

Lynch decries move to leave Paris Climate Agreement

Issues: Energy & Environment

Braintree’s representative in the U.S. Congress, Representative Stephen Lynch, D-Boston, has joined the chorus of Democratic leaders decrying President Donald Trump’s Thursday announcement that America will withdraw from the Paris climate accords.

Jun 1, 2017 | Boston Globe

GE chairman, Mass. political leaders express disappointment at Trump’s climate move

Issues: Energy & Environment

Massachusetts Democratic US Representative Stephen Lynch also decried Trump’s decision.

May 30, 2017 | MassLive

Massachusetts congressman's bill would require Trump administration to disclose ethics waivers

Taking aim at what he called the Trump administration's refusal to disclose ethics rules waivers, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-South Boston, announced legislation Tuesday that would require such exemptions to be reported and publicly available online.

May 30, 2017 | Government Executive

White House Gives Ground on Ethics Waivers, Continues Questioning Legality

The change in White House plans did not satisfy Democratic lawmakers. On Tuesday, Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., introduced the White House Ethics Transparency Act (H.R. 2762) with dozens of co-sponsors. It would require presidential administrations to “promptly disclose waivers of executive branch ethics rules to the OGE” within 30 days of issuance and post them on the White House and OGE websites.

May 29, 2017 | Boston Globe

Eastern Mass. pauses to remember on Memorial Day

Issues: Veterans

US Representative Stephen F. Lynch voiced not only his appreciation for military members but also his concern for them. He cited the high reports of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury among troops, and said that among the 3.5 million people who have served in the Armed Forces since the first Gulf War, 90,000 have served more than four tours.