Press Releases

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.

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.

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