Press Releases

Jan 25, 2017

Rep. Lynch Introduces Airplane Impacts Mitigation Act

Congressman Lynch, joined by members of the bipartisan Quiet Skies Caucus, introduced H.R. 598, the Airplane Impacts Mitigation (AIM) Act of 2017. As communities across the country continue to face increasing levels and durations of airplane noise, Congressman Lynch and his colleagues introduced the AIM Act to ensure that the health impacts of airplane overflights are thoroughly examined.

Jan 23, 2017

Rep. Lynch Calls for Strong Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston), the lead Democrat on the National Security subcommittee, wrote to President Donald J. Trump calling for an operational bipartisan Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

Jan 13, 2017

Lynch Presses Spectra for Details on Weymouth Gas Leak

Following the gas leak on Friday, January 6 at Spectra Energy’s gas metering station in Weymouth, Congressman Lynch continues to press the company for details on the public health effects as well as the company’s safety and response protocol as a result of this incident.

Jan 9, 2017

Lynch Leads 106 Democrats in Calling for Trump to Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze

Congressman Lynch sent a letter to President-elect Trump requesting he reconsider his proposal to implement a so-called “federal hiring freeze” across the federal government. Lynch, along with 106 of his House colleagues, raised strong concerns that President-elect Trump’s proposed government-wide hiring freeze would decrease transparency, efficiency, and accountability in the federal government.

Jan 6, 2017

Trump’s dismissive tweets are undermining our national security

Congressman Lynch wrote an op-ed for the Boston Globe noting that "In his Tweets of 140 characters or less, President-elect Donald Trump is undermining our national security by creating a schism between himself and our dedicated intelligence community."

Jan 5, 2017

Rep. Lynch Joins 31 House Democrats to Introduce Resolution Urging Trump to Comply with Constitution by Severing Ties to Private Business

Congressman Lynch joined Congressman Peter Welch along with 30 other House Democrats to introduce H. Con. Res. 5, a resolution urging President-elect Donald J. Trump to comply with the United States Constitution and sever ties with private business in order to avoid dangerous financial conflicts of interest.

Dec 20, 2016

Terrorism Financing Task Force Releases Results of Two-Year Investigation

The House Financial Services Committee’s Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing on Tuesday released a bipartisan report of its two-year long probe into the threat terror financing poses to the U.S. financial system. Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) serves as the lead Democrat on the Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing.

Dec 15, 2016

Lynch Calls for Bipartisan Oversight Investigation into Reports of Russian Cyberespionage

Congressman Lynch sent a letter to Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee Jason Chaffetz requesting the Committee commence a bipartisan investigation to examine reports that Russia engaged in cyberespionage targeting the United States to interfere with the 2016 U.S. federal elections.

Nov 28, 2016

Congressman Lynch Endorses Congressman Tim Ryan for Democratic Leader

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) released the following statement regarding his endorsement of Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio for Democratic Leader.

Nov 18, 2016

Lynch Again Calls on FERC to Halt Pipeline Projects in West Roxbury and Weymouth Following Pipeline Explosions

In the wake of the recent fatal natural gas pipeline explosion in Canton, Illinois, Congressman Lynch called on FERC to halt the permitting process and construction for the proposed Spectra pipelines in West Roxbury and Weymouth, Massachusetts.