Press Releases

Aug 10, 2020

Chairman Lynch Requests Classified Briefing On Foreign Smartphone Applications

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Reform, National Security

The Subcommittee on National Security s letter follows President Trump’s two executive orders that would prohibit U.S. persons and companies from doing business with the popular smartphone applications TikTok and WeChat after 45 days.

Jul 31, 2020

Rep. Lynch Amendment In House-Passed Spending Bill Provides Additional Funding To Repatriate American POWs And MIA

Issues: National Security

This legislation comprises six appropriations bills to fund nine Departments and numerous federal agencies.

Jul 29, 2020

Chairman Lynch Opens Investigation Into Trump Administration Decision To Overturn Firearm Suppressor Export Ban

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Reform, National Security

The National Security Subcommittee requested documents regarding the Trump Administration’s decision to overturn a longstanding prohibition on the export of firearm sound suppressors to private entities located in foreign countries.

Jul 23, 2020

Chairman Lynch And Subcommittee Press For Inclusion Of Women In National Security Policymaking

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Reform, National Security

Members and witnesses affirmed the importance of U.S. defense and national security agencies enabling and encouraging more women to serve in senior leadership positions while strengthening a culture of diversity and inclusion in the workforce.

Jul 22, 2020

Chairman Lynch To Hold Hearing On United States Strategy On Women, Peace And Security

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Reform, National Security

The hearing will also address how the United States can promote and encourage a greater number of women to serve in senior national security leadership positions within our own government.

Jul 21, 2020

House Passes NDAA Which Includes Several Bills By Rep. Lynch

Issues: Anti-Terrorist Financing, Committee on Oversight and Reform, National Security

The three bills by Rep. Lynch will help reduce waste and abuse in U.S. wartime contracting, increase transparency of matters related to the U.S. War in Afghanistan and help combat terrorist financing.

Jul 21, 2020

Chairs Lynch, Maloney and Schiff Urge DOD IG To Investigate Political Retaliation Against Lieutenant Colonel Vindman

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Reform, National Security

The Chairs ask the IG to examine actions involving the employment, career opportunities, or promotion of LTC Vindman following his testimony before Congress and whether they were influenced by White House officials.

Jul 17, 2020

Rep. Lynch And MA Delegation Urge Stop & Shop To Reconsider Terminating Hazard Pay For Frontline Workers As COVID-19 Rates Continue To Rise

The hazard pay was instituted to recognize and compensate workers for the additional risks they take on in their jobs during this public health crisis.

Jul 16, 2020

Chairman Lynch And Rep. Green Fight For Karshi-Khanabad (K2) Veterans With NDAA Floor Amendment

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Reform, National Security

The floor amendment submitted this week would require the VA to determine whether K2 veterans diagnosed with certain health conditions should be eligible for disability benefits.

Jul 14, 2020

Chairman Lynch Seeks Commitments From Apple And Google To Improve Transparency Of Smartphone Applications

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Reform, National Security

U.S. Intelligence Agencies confirmed the national security risks of foreign smartphone applications.

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