Congressman Stephen F. Lynch was named Chairman of the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service and the District of Columbia of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Subcommittee assignments were announced on Wednesday by Committee Chair Edolphus “Ed” Towns.

The Subcommittee has jurisdiction over matters affecting federal employees, including employees of the Treasury Department, Homeland Security and others. As Chairman, Congressman Lynch will also provide oversight of the U.S. Postal Service and the non-appropriation municipal affairs of the District of Columbia.

"This is a wonderful honor and I am thankful for this opportunity," said Lynch. “My family has had a long association with the U.S. Postal Service. My mom is a proud retired member of the American Postal Workers Union after working as a postal clerk for 25 years. Two of my sisters work at the Post Office along with my brother in-law who is a letter carrier, and I have about a dozen relatives who are either working as clerks, letter-carriers or mail handlers or are recently retired. So this is a special honor,” said Lynch. "There are urgent matters facing federal employees, the U.S. Post Service and the District of Columbia that need immediate attention. I look forward to getting to work."

In accepting his new position, Congressman Lynch thanked Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Chairman Ed Towns and also gave credit to outgoing Chairman Dan Davis (D-IL) for his past leadership, especially on postal matters.

“Congressman Lynch understands the concerns and needs of Federal employees as both a legislator and as someone whose family has long served the postal service,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. “I congratulate him on his new subcommittee chairmanship and look forward to working with him to better serve the needs of Federal employees, postal services employees and the people of the District of Columbia.”

The Subcommittee expects to conduct hearings addressing the economic challenges currently facing the Postal Service, addressing recruitment and retention challenges facing our federal workforce, and general oversight for the District of Columbia.

Congressman Lynch has been a member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee since he was elected to Congress in 2001. In addition to the Chairing the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service and the District of Columbia, Congressman Lynch also serves on the Subcommittee of National Security and Foreign Affairs, chaired by Massachusetts Congressman John Tierney.  Along with his new responsibilities, Congressman Lynch will continue to serve as a member of the Committee on Financial Services.