Press Releases

Sep 8, 2017

Congressman Lynch Moves to Strengthen the Department of Treasury’s Office of Technical Assistance

On September 7, 2017, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch's amendment to strengthen the Department of the Treasury's Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) was accepted to H.R. 3354-Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018.

Jul 28, 2017

Rep. Lynch Introduces the Aircraft Ownership Transparency Act of 2017

Congressman Lynch introduced the Aircraft Ownership Transparency Act of 2017. Despite statutory requirements for the Federal Aviation Administration to record ownership history and lien information on civil aircraft, some aircraft owners shield their identity by registering aircraft with a trustee – a legal practice, but one that can be vulnerable to abuse, particularly when the FAA does not have information on the trustor, beneficiary, or those using the aircraft.

Jul 25, 2017

Russian Sanctions Package Includes Rep. Lynch’s Provisions to Combat Terrorism Financing

The United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 3364, the Russia, Iran, and North Korea Sanctions Act, which includes two bills which were first introduced by Congressman Lynch.

Jul 22, 2017

Following Concerns about the Proposed Weymouth Compressor Station and Air Quality Levels, Congressman Lynch Visited Weymouth and Braintree

Issues: Energy & Environment

Congressman Lynch conducted a meeting and site visit in Weymouth and East Braintree to further review the results of independent air quality testing conducted by Doctor Curtis Nordgaard.

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.