Press Releases

May 27, 2020

Reps. Lynch, Welch and Connolly Lead Legislation To Protect Dr. Fauci And Other Experts From Political Retribution

The National Institutes of Health Director Protection Act would ensure that heads of National Research Institutes like the NIH can only be removed for malfeasance, neglect of office, or incapacity.

May 26, 2020

Top House Democrats Introduce Legislation To Protect Inspectors General From Political Retaliation

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Reform, National Security

The Inspector General Independence Act will protect Inspectors General across the Executive Branch from being fired as a result of political retaliation.

May 22, 2020

Massachusetts Public Housing Authorities Awarded Nearly $5 Million In Funding To Provide Rental Assistance For People With Disabilities

The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through a program authorized by Congress in the CARES Act.

May 21, 2020

IRS Releases Additions And Updates About Economic Impact Payments System

The IRS released updated FAQs and information regarding their Economic Impact Payments information center.

May 19, 2020

Social Security Releases Updates Regarding Economic Impact Payments

The Social Security Administration released information regarding EIPs for social security and SSI beneficiaries with representative payees, and people living in U.S. territories.

May 18, 2020

Rep. Lynch Introduces Bill To Restore Public Access To Afghanistan War And Reconstruction Data

Issues: Committee on Oversight and Reform, National Security

The bill would require the Department of Defense to declassify multiple performance metrics related to the U.S. War in Afghanistan that have been withheld from the American people by the Trump Administration.

May 18, 2020

Federal CARES Act Grants Awarded To Massachusetts State And Regional Transit Agencies

The federal funding was awarded to the MBTA and MassDot, as well as five other transit authorities across Massachusetts.

May 15, 2020

Massachusetts Health Centers Awarded Nearly $16 Million In Federal Funding For COVID-19 Testing

The funding was awarded through the Expanding Capacity for Testing Program that was authorized by Congress in the CARES Act.

May 14, 2020

Rep. Lynch And MA Congressional Delegation Announce Over $59 Million AmeriCorps Funding For Commonwealth

25 organizations in Massachusetts will receive funding to support approximately 6,598 AmeriCorps members.

May 12, 2020

Rep. Lynch And Massachusetts Delegation Call On Walmart To Protect Workers In Massachusetts Stores

Nearly 100 Walmart workers in Massachusetts have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and at least two Walmart employees in Massachusetts have already died from COVID-19.