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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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Rep. Lynch Introduces the Aircraft Ownership Transparency Act of 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston), the Ranking Member of the National Security Subcommittee and a member of the Financial Services Committee’s Terrorism and Illicit Financing Subcommittee, introduced H.R. 3544, the Aircraft Ownership Transparency Act of 2017. Despite statutory requirements for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 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. Companies with anonymous or opaque structures can hide beneficial ownership information to mask aircraft ownership posing risks to national security and public safety. Congressman Lynch’s bipartisan Aircraft Ownership Transparency Act of 2017 requires the disclosure of beneficial ownership information
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8th District Congressman Stephen Lynch talks about issues ranging from health care and The White House, to a proposed compressor station in Weymouth and noise from planes at Logan Airport.
Russian Sanctions Package Includes Rep. Lynch’s Provisions to Combat Terrorism Financing
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, 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 Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston). The sanctions package incorporated a number of bipartisan measures developed in the 114th Congress by the Financial Services Committee’s Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing. In addition to currently serving as the Ranking Member of the National Security Subcommittee, Congressman Lynch served as the lead Democrat on the Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing. Congressman Lynch voted in favor of H.R. 3364, which passed by a vote of 419-3. “I am grateful to my colleagues, Mr. Royce and Mr. Engel, for adopting both my bills without any changes into the final version of the broader legislation. This will send the right message to Russia, Iran and North Korea,” said Congressman Lynch. In particular, H.R. 3364 includes, in Section 275, the
Following Concerns about the Proposed Weymouth Compressor Station and Air Quality Levels, Congressman Lynch Visited Weymouth and Braintree
BOSTON, MA – On Friday, July 21, 2017, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) 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. After meeting in Weymouth with Dr. Nordgaard, as well as with Alice Arena of the Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station organization, Congressman Lynch visited the home of Mike Lang on Cotton Street in East Braintree, one of the four testing sites evaluated by Dr. Nordgaard for toxic air pollutants in the Fore River Basin. Dr. Nordgaard’s testing showed that the area surrounding the site of the proposed Weymouth Compressor Station tested at toxic levels of “criteria” air pollutants, such as ozone and lead, which is a violation of National Ambient Air Quality Standards, as well as tested at unsafe levels of hazardous pollutants, such as benzene and formaldehyde, which is a violation of the Clean Air Act. “As local famili

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