Press Releases

Apr 5, 2017

Citing RI Pipeline Rupture, Rep. Lynch Calls for Suspension of Local Gas Line Projects

Issues: Energy & Environment

In the wake of the recent natural gas pipeline rupture in Providence, Rhode Island, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) called on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to suspend the use of the West Roxbury Lateral pipeline and place the proposed Weymouth Compressor Station project on hold until the incident is fully investigated and public safety risks are mitigated.

Apr 4, 2017

Rep. Lynch Introduces Confidential Informant Accountability Act

As the Oversight Committee holds a hearing on the “Use of Confidential Informants at ATF and DEA,” Congressman Lynch called for robust congressional oversight into the selection and use of confidential informants by DEA, ATF, and other federal law enforcement agencies.

Apr 3, 2017

Rep. Lynch Renews Call for Bipartisan Oversight Investigation into Russian Cyberespionage

Congressman Lynch sent a letter to Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz calling for the committee to reassert its jurisdiction and begin a bipartisan investigation to examine reports that Russia engaged in cyberespionage to interfere with the 2016 United States presidential election.

Mar 24, 2017

Rep. Lynch Statement on Trumpcare

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch released the following statement on the so-called American Health Care Act.

Mar 21, 2017

Congressman Lynch Opens 2017 Congressional Art Competition for 8th District High School Students

Congressman Lynch announced the opening of “An Artistic Discovery,” the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. This competition is open to all high school students who reside in the 8th Congressional District. The winner will have his or her work displayed in the United States Capitol for a full year.

Mar 9, 2017

Rep. Lynch Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Preserve Peace Corps and AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers’ Federal Service Eligibility

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch, joined by Congressman John Katko (R-NY-24), Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), and Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA-03), introduced H.R. 1442, the Public Service Federal Eligibility Protection Act of 2017.

Mar 8, 2017

Rep. Lynch Leads Effort to Exempt Veterans From President Trump’s Federal Hiring Freeze

Issues: Veterans

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch led 23 House Democrats on a letter to President Donald Trump calling for an exemption for veterans from the President’s government-wide hiring freeze.

Mar 2, 2017

Rep. Lynch Calls for Attorney General Sessions to Resign

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) released the following statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Feb 27, 2017

Reps. Lynch and Culberson Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Honor Adams’ Family Legacy

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch and Congressman John Culberson reintroduced H.R. 1220, legislation establishing the Adams Memorial Commission to design and construct a permanent memorial to honor John Adams and his family’s legacy in Washington, D.C.

Feb 15, 2017

Reps. Lynch and King Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Establish a National EMS Memorial

Congressman Lynch and Congressman Peter King introduced H.R. 1037, A Bill to Establish a National EMS Memorial. This bipartisan legislation creates a National Emergency Medical Services Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work on federal land in the District of Columbia to honor the ongoing commitment and sacrifice of the EMS members across the country.