Press Releases

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.

Apr 11, 2018

Congressman Lynch Opens 2018 Congressional Art Competition for 8th District High School Students

The annual Congressional Art Competition is now open for submissions and all entries must be received by Monday, April 30, 2018.

Mar 15, 2018

Cummings and Lynch Raise “Grave Concerns” About Rapidly Deteriorating Security Situation in Afghanistan Under President Trump’s Strategy

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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 Secretary of Defense James Mattis expressing grave concerns about the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan under the strategy President Trump announced last summer, as well as the alarming escalation of efforts by the Trump Administration to retroactively classify information relating to the war.

Mar 6, 2018

Rep. Lynch Urges Secretary Tillerson to Protect U.S. Against Foreign Interference in Elections

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, National Security

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch, the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on National Security, sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, urging him to combat foreign disinformation and propaganda campaigns using funds that were allocated to the State Department for that purpose.

Feb 27, 2018

Rep. Lynch Introduces the Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Rewards Act

The bipartisan bill would help authorities combat terrorist financing and foreign government corruption.

Feb 27, 2018

Top Dems Request Info from Pentagon on Reports that Manafort Promised Army Secretary Job To Banker Who Loaned Him Millions

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 Secretary of Defense James Mattis requesting information about “extremely troubling” press reports suggesting that a banker named Stephen Calk may have made loans of up to $16 million to President Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, in exchange for alleged promises to name him Secretary of the Army.

Feb 21, 2018

Oversight Dems Call on Gowdy to Subpoena CBP For Documents on Sexual Assault Allegations

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on National Security, sent a letter requesting that Chairman Trey Gowdy issue a subpoena to compel U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to produce documents it has been withholding for months regarding extremely disturbing allegations of sexual harassment and assault by CBP employees.

Nov 17, 2017

Cummings and Lynch Request Immediate Reversal of Decision to Classify Previously Unclassified Information about Afghanistan

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on National Security, sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump requesting an immediate reversal of the policy to classify previously unclassified information relating to Afghanistan.

Nov 14, 2017

Rep. Lynch Introduces Natural Gas Pipeline Public Health Protection Act of 2017

Issues: Energy & Environment

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch introduced H.R. 4381, the Natural Gas Pipeline Public Health Protection Act of 2017, which would suspend construction and expansion of natural gas facilities in communities with unsafe air pollutant levels. The Act would require the enforcement of public health and environmental standards under the Clean Air Act, providing further protections for communities located near natural gas facilities.

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