Lynch Named Top Democrat to Key National Security Subcommittee

Jan 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08) was named Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on National Security for the 114th Congress. The announcement was made by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07).

As Ranking Member, Congressman Lynch will serve as the leading Democrat and have a pivotal role on matters affecting the oversight of national security. The Subcommittee is part of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the main investigative committee of the United States House of Representatives.

“It is an honor to serve as the senior Democrat on the Subcommittee on National Security and I look forward to working with Mr. Cummings, Chairman Chaffetz and Mr. DeSantis in defending against threats to America. This is an area of significant and active challenges for our nation and for democracy right now. I am following my friend and former colleague John Tierney in this position and he leaves big shoes to fill. Hopefully my earlier work in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Yemen will help me to transition into this role. Providing oversight on the Defense and State Department and our intelligence operations is meaningful work and I am thankful to the people of my District for giving me the opportunity to be in the middle of this effort,” said Ranking Member Lynch.

Congressman Lynch has been a member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee since he was elected to Congress in 2001. In addition to serving as Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on National Security, Congressman Lynch also serves on the Subcommittee on Government Operations.  Congressman Lynch will retain his membership on the Committee on Financial Services, where he serves on the Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises and the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit.