Press Releases

May 3, 2017

Rep. Lynch Introduces Legislation to Honor Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, and Sean Smith with Congressional Gold Medal

Congressman Lynch, alongside Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-San Diego), Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), and Congressman Brian Mast (R-Palm City), introduced legislation to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Glen A. Doherty, Tyrone Woods, and Sean Smith in recognition of their contributions to our nation.

May 3, 2017

Congressman Lynch Joins Congressman DeSantis to Introduce Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) Act

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston), the lead Democrat on the National Security subcommittee, joined Congressman Ron DeSantis (FL-06), the Chairman of the National Security subcommittee, to reintroduce the bipartisan Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) Act in order to expand access to service dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Apr 12, 2017

Rep. Lynch Meets with Sgt. Tsohandaridis of the Canton Fire Department During Congressional Delegation in Iraq

During a congressional delegation to Iraq and Kuwait, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) met with Sergeant John Tsohandaridis, a member of the Canton Fire Department.

Apr 6, 2017

Rep. Lynch Calls for Hearing on North Korea’s Hacking Activities

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston), led a letter to Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) and Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance Chairman Steve Pearce (R-NM) calling for a hearing to examine North Korea’s hacking activities.

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.