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ENG:Stephen F. Lynch (born March 31, 1955) is the U.S. representative for Massachusetts's 8th congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Lynch was previously an ironworker and lawyer, and served in both chambers of the Massachusetts General Court. Born and raised in South Boston, Lynch is the son of an ironworker. He went into the trade after high school, working in an apprenticeship and later joining his father's union. He became the union's youngest president at age 30 while attending the Wentworth Institute of Technology. He received his J.D. from Boston College Law School in 1991. For several years he worked as a lawyer, primarily representing housing project residents and labor unions. Lynch was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, unseating an ...
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Rep. Stephen Lynch testifies on redistricting


Lawmakers charged with reshaping the state’s new congressional districts heard the last pieces of testimony Monday from fellow legislators and advocacy groups on how to draw the map that will eliminate one of the state’s 10 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. About 100 people attended the legislature’s 13th and final public hearing on redistricting, including U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch of Boston, who urged the committee to maintain the district he represents. Although Lynch would not say which district should go, he said his, the 9th, should stay because it is compact ...


Congressman Stephen Lynch talks trade in Norwood


Congressman Stephen Lynch stopped by Norwood on Monday, Oct. 17, as part of his “Congress on Your Corner” tour. He spoke to over 15 citizens and fielded questions about everything from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to redistricting. He also spoke about jobs and President Obama’s Jobs Bill, which was defeated in the Senate last week. Lynch described the bill as “basically dead,” but that isn’t going to stop them. While they might not be able to pass the bill as a whole, they could be able to pass portions of it, such as some of the tax reforms outlined ...


Lynch Seeks More Oversight of Confidential Informants


Congressman Stephen F. Lynch, who represents the Town of Canton, introduced H.R. 3228, the Confidential Informant Accountability Act of 2011 on Friday, October 14. The bill would increase Congressional oversight of law enforcement agencies’ use of confidential informants as well as strengthen provisions to allow victims to recover by extending the statute of limitations for tort claims arising out of criminal misconduct by a confidential informant. “While the use of confidential informants can be an effective crime-fighting tool, unfortunately, we have also seen the practice ...


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Following Pipeline Explosion, Rep. Lynch Calls for Halt to Weymouth and West Roxbury Projects
This is the second time Lynch has called on Spectra Energy to halt the projects.
Congressman Lynch calls for pipeline halt after explosion in Illinois
In the wake of the recent fatal natural gas pipeline explosion in Illinois, Congressman Lynch called on FERC to halt the permitting process and construction for the proposed Spectra pipelines in West Roxbury and Weymouth.
Lynch Again Calls on FERC to Halt Pipeline Projects in West Roxbury and Weymouth Following Pipeline Explosions
BOSTON, MA – In the wake of the recent fatal natural gas pipeline explosion in Canton, Illinois, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) called on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to halt the permitting process and construction for the proposed Spectra pipelines in West Roxbury and Weymouth, Massachusetts. According to the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), there have been more than 220 pipeline incidents in 2016. In a letter to FERC Chairman Norman Bay, Congressman Lynch highlighted the serious public safety risks of placing a natural gas pipeline in densely populated areas such as West Roxbury and Weymouth. Today’s letter follows Congressman Lynch’s November 2, 2016 letter to FERC after the deadly pipeline explosion in Shelby County, Alabama. “I am deeply concerned about the tragic natural gas pipeline explosion in Canton, Illinois and I am repeating my call for FERC to launch comprehensive investigations into these deadly pipe
Congressman Lynch Hopeful Trump Will Remain Inconsistent
Congressman Lynch joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan on WGBH's Boston Public Radio to discuss the election of Donald Trump and the future of the Democratic Party.



 
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