Press Releases

Jul 7, 2018

Rep. Lynch Calls for House Oversight Hearing After Reports U.S. Army is Discharging Noncitizen Recruits

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, National Security

On Saturday Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) called on House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy to hold a hearing to investigate reports that the U.S. Army is discharging noncitizen service members.

Jun 1, 2018

Lynch Lays Wreath at Beirut Memorial to Honor U.S. Servicemembers Killed in Lebanon

On Wednesday Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) laid a wreath at the Beirut Memorial at the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon to honor the 241 American servicemembers, including 220 U.S. Marines, 18 sailors, and 3 Army soldiers, who were killed in the 1983 Beirut barracks bombings. The memorial honors American servicemembers and diplomats who have lost their lives while serving in Lebanon.

May 18, 2018

Lynch Statement on Shooting at Santa Fe High School

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) released the following statement on the tragic school shooting in Texas.

May 10, 2018

All National Security Subcommittee Dems Ask Mattis to Reverse Trump Administration Decision to Conceal U.S. Troop Numbers from Public

Today, all of the Democratic Members of the Subcommittee on National Security within the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sent a letter urging Defense Secretary James Mattis to immediately reverse the Trump Administration’s recent decision to redact key data on U.S. personnel strength from the Defense Department’s quarterly public reports.

May 9, 2018

Congressman Lynch Announces Winner of 2018 Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) today announced that Mya Tomlinson of Norwood, Mass. has won this year’s Congressional Art Competition in the Eighth Congressional District of Massachusetts. The annual competition is open to all high school students across the country. The winning piece of artwork from each Congressional District will be displayed in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. for one year.

May 9, 2018

Dems Press for Subpoena for Documents Revealing Who Improperly Classified Handwritten Notes of Top DOJ Official

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on National Security, sent a letter requesting that Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy issue a subpoena to compel the Department of Justice (DOJ) to produce documents it is withholding relating to the improper classification of handwritten notes taken by top Justice Department official Dana Boente memorializing his conversation with then-FBI Director James Comey about President Donald Trump.

May 8, 2018

Lynch Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from the JCPOA

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch, the top Democrat on the House Subcommittee on National Security, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the JCPOA.

Apr 17, 2018

Lynch Requests Hearings on Reports that Trump Campaign Chairman Offered Top Administration Job to Banker Who Loaned Him Millions in Return

Issues: Financial Services Committee, National Security

Today, Rep. Stephen F. Lynch and Rep. Maxine Waters, the Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, sent a letter to Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the Financial Services Committee, and Rep. Steve Pearce, Chairman of the Terrorism and Illicit Finance Subcommittee, requesting the Committee and Subcommittee hold hearings to examine an alleged quid pro quo arrangement between Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and banker Stephen Calk.

Apr 12, 2018

Pentagon Confirms Banker Who Gave Manafort Loans Inquired About Position with Trump Administration Just Days After Election

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, National Security

Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on National Security, sent a letter requesting documents from Stephen Calk—the banker who allegedly loaned Paul Manafort $16 million in exchange for promises to name him to a top position within the Trump Administration.

Apr 12, 2018

Top Democrats Ask Who at DOJ Improperly Tried to Classify Official’s Handwritten Notes on President Trump’s Call to Comey—And Why

Issues: National Security

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on National Security, sent a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein requesting documents relating to a report that someone at the Department of Justice (DOJ) attempted to improperly classify a key document relating to the Russia investigation.

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