Press Releases

Jul 19, 2017

Rep. Lynch Files Amendments to FAA Reauthorization to Reduce Airplane Noise and Strengthen Agency Responsiveness to Community Concerns

Congressman Lynch, the Vice-Chair of the bipartisan Quiet Skies Caucus, filed a series of amendments to H.R. 2997, the 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act, also known as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill. Congressman Lynch is strongly advocating for provisions that reduce airplane noise, improve the quality of life for local communities under flight paths, and promote a more responsive FAA.

Jul 18, 2017

Following Reports of Unsafe Air Quality Levels Near Proposed Weymouth Compressor Station Site, Rep. Lynch Calls for Stronger Pipeline Safety Provisions

Issues: Energy & Environment

As House Republicans bring legislation to the House Floor that would speed up the approval of pipeline projects, Congressman Lynch offered amendments to H.R. 2910, the Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act, seeking to improve safety for communities near proposed pipeline projects and ensure environmental and safety standards are met before construction begins.

Jun 15, 2017

Rep. Lynch Introduces Climate Change National Security Strategy Act

Issues: Energy & Environment, National Security

Following President Donald Trump’s announcement earlier this month that he would abandon the Paris Climate Agreement, just months after President Trump rescinded President Barack Obama’s “Climate Change and National Security” memorandum, Congressman Lynch, the lead Democrat on the National Security Subcommittee, introduced H.R. 2908, the Climate Change National Security Strategy Act of 2017.

Jun 5, 2017

Rep. Lynch and Rep. Welch Call for Oversight of Trump Administration’s Strategies in Afghanistan and Iraq

Issues: Afghanistan and Pakistan, Iraq, National Security

As President Trump and his Administration reportedly weigh additional troop deployments and an expansion of the U.S. military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, Congressman Lynch and Congressman Welch called on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to hold a bipartisan hearing to examine the long-term strategies of the Trump Administration in both countries.

Jun 1, 2017

Rep. Lynch Statement in Response to President Trump Abandoning Paris Climate Agreement

Issues: Energy & Environment

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement.

May 30, 2017

Rep. Lynch Introduces White House Ethics Transparency Act

In response to the longstanding refusal of the Trump Administration to disclose ethics waivers allowing former lobbyists and industry attorneys to bypass ethics rules and work in the White House and other executive branch agencies, Congressman Lynch introduced H.R. 2762, the White House Ethics Transparency Act of 2017.

May 26, 2017

Rep. Lynch, Sen. Warren, and Sen. Markey Announce Federal Grant for Scituate Fire Department

Congressman Lynch, along with Senators Warren and Markey, announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the Scituate Fire Department $95,239 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant funding.

May 25, 2017

Schakowsky, Maloney, Kuster, Tsongas, Lynch Reintroduce Legislation to Boost Public Participation at FERC

Issues: Energy & Environment

Representatives Schakowsky, Sean Patrick Maloney, Kuster, Tsongas, and Lynch reintroduced legislation to create an Office of Public Participation and Consumer Advocacy at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

May 24, 2017

Rep. Lynch Introduces Bipartisan Countering Terrorist Financing Act of 2017

Congressman Lynch introduced H.R. 2622, the Countering Terrorist Financing Act of 2017, which expands the ability of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to collect information under Geographic Targeting Orders (GTOs) in order to prevent money laundering. Congressman Peter King joined Congressman Lynch as an original cosponsor of H.R. 2622.

May 24, 2017

Reps. O’Halleran, Lynch Lead Letter to OMB Requesting Compliance with Ethics Rules

Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08) sent a letter, signed by 58 additional members of Congress, to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney expressing concern and disapproval over the Trump Administration’s refusal to publicly disclose ethics waivers for high-ranking officials.