Press Releases

Apr 22, 2015

Fitzpatrick, Lynch Lead First Terror Financing Task Force Hearing

Chairman Fitzpatrick and Ranking Member Lynch together led the first hearing of the Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing and focused on laying the groundwork to understand current policy and challenges regarding terror funding.

Mar 19, 2015

Lynch Introduces Legislation to Stop SEC Revolving Door

Congressman Lynch introduced H.R. 1463, the SEC Revolving Door Restriction Act of 2015. The legislation requires Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) employees to wait at least one year before working for a company if they handled an enforcement action brought against that company within the previous 18 months.

Mar 9, 2015

Rep. Lynch Reviews Security in Nigeria in Wake of Boko Haram Attacks

Congressman Lynch traveled to South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria as part of a Congressional Delegation to meet with United States security and counterterrorism personnel, as well as country partners, to review Embassy security.

Mar 3, 2015

Lynch Introduces Legislation to Examine the Risks of the Maker-Taker Pricing Model

Congressman Lynch introduced H.R. 1216, the Maker-Taker Conflict of Interest Reform Act of 2015. This legislation requires the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to carry out a pilot program to assess the impact of an alternative to the maker-taker pricing model.

Mar 2, 2015

Lynch Introduces Bill to Ban Insider Trading

Congressman Lynch introduced H.R. 1173, the Ban Insider Trading Act of 2015. This legislation would establish a clear-cut insider trading statute that makes it a federal crime to purchase or sell securities based on material insider information.

Feb 23, 2015

Lynch Opens 2015 Congressional Art Competition for District High School Students

Congressman Lynch announced the opening of “An Artistic Discovery,” the 2015 Annual Congressional Art Competition. This competition is open to all high school students who reside in the 8th Congressional District.

Feb 13, 2015

Lynch, Rogers Launch Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse

Congressman Lynch and Congressman Rogers (KY-05) announced the re-launch of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse.

Feb 11, 2015

Lynch Statement on the President's Request for an Authorization for the Use of Military Force

Congressman Lynch issued a statement in response to President Obama’s request for a new authorization for the use of military force against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Feb 9, 2015

Lynch Calls for Banks to be Held Accountable for Wrong-Doing

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch, a prominent Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, expressed his concern with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision to issue Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. a full waiver from their five year automatic disqualification.

Jan 27, 2015

Committee Passes Lynch Legislation to Support Wounded Warriors in the Federal Workforce

Issues: Veterans

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform passed H.R. 313 the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015, which Lynch introduced on January 13th, 2015.