Press Releases

Apr 15, 2016

Senate Passes Lynch’s POW/MIA Remembrance Act

Issues: Veterans

The United States Senate unanimously passed H.R. 1670, the National POW/MIA Remembrance Act of 2015, legislation introduced by Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston). The legislation honors American service members who are Prisoners of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA) by placing a commemorative chair on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol.

Apr 6, 2016

Lynch Returns from Delegation to Iraq, Israel, U.A.E., and Bahrain

Issues: National Security

Congressman Lynch recently returned from a weeklong congressional delegation to the Middle East led by Senator Joe Donnelly (D-Indiana). Congressman Lynch traveled to Iraq, Israel, the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), and Bahrain in order to examine efforts to disrupt and destroy the Islamic State and to conduct oversight of regional missile defense systems.

Mar 21, 2016

Congressman Lynch’s POW/MIA Remembrance Act Passes House

Issues: Veterans

Today, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston)’s legislation H.R. 1670, the National POW/MIA Remembrance Act of 2015, passed unanimously on the floor of the United States House of Representatives.

Mar 2, 2016

Task Force Focuses on Global Efforts Against Terror Financing

Chairman Fitzpatrick and Ranking Member Lynch together held a hearing of the Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing this week focused the United States’ role in helping developing nation’s address terror financing.

Feb 24, 2016

Congressman Lynch Opens 2016 Congressional Art Competition for District High School Students

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) announced the opening of “An Artistic Discovery,” the 2016 annual congressional art competition. This competition is open to all high school students who reside in the 8th Congressional District.

Feb 11, 2016

Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing Leadership Calls on Treasury Dept. to Focus on Trade Based Money Laundering

Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing Chairman Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Ranking Member Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA) and Vice Chairman Robert Pittenger (R-NC) sent a letter Thursday to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew expressing concern with the Administration’s current policies on combating trade based money laundering and the threat this illicit practice has on the United States and our economic partners.

Feb 3, 2016

Terror Financing Task Force Holds First Hearing of 2016

Chairman Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Ranking Member Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA) together held the first hearing of the newly-reauthorized Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing focused on trade-based money laundering.

Dec 22, 2015

Funding for Veterans and Drug Courts Top Rep. Lynch’s Agenda

Last week, the Congress passed and President Obama signed a bipartisan omnibus appropriations bill funding the government through Fiscal Year 2016 by a vote of 316-113.

Dec 19, 2015

U.S. Rep. Lynch Pushes “Quiet Skies” Provision

The recent Omnibus bill passed in Congress and signed by President Obama included language that requires the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to increase community engagement.

Dec 10, 2015

Congressional Delegation Applauds Federal Disaster Funding for Massachusetts

Members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation today applauded the FEMA's announcement that more than $120 million in disaster assistance has been awarded to the Commonwealth for costs associated with this past winter’s historic snowfall.