Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (MA-09) today was named as one of the "Best Representatives for Children” BY the Children's Defense Fund Action Council (CDFAC). CDFAC released its 2006 Congressional Scorecard today, which grades every Member of Congress based on key votes affecting children. According to CDFAC, Congressman Lynch voted to protect the health and well being of Massachusetts' children 100 percent of the time.  Lynch was one of a few who achieved a perfect rating, voting to support increased investment in education and health care programs for children.


"I applaud Congressman Lynch for his commitment to improving the lives of children in Massachusetts,” said CDF President Marian Wright Edelman.  "While the rest of Congress found time to give tax breaks to powerful special interests and the wealthiest Americans, Congressman Lynch instead voted to make the health and well-being of children in Massachusetts the priority. Stephen Lynch is a dedicated advocate for children and has truly earned the distinction of being one of the best Representatives for children.”

The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) Action Council educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventative investment before they get sick or into trouble, drop out of school, or suffer family breakdown. The CDF Action Council began in 1969 and is a private, non-profit organization that has never taken government funds.

To see the 2006 Congressional Scorecard in its entirety, visit: