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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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Drug court grant aims to streamline treatment access
U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch, an advocate for fighting addiction on Capitol Hill, said the purpose of the grant reflects the "full-spectrum response" that is needed to address the opioid crisis.
Trump’s dismissive tweets are undermining our national security
Trump’s dismissive tweets are undermining our national security By Stephen F. Lynch  JANUARY 06, 2017  BOSTON GLOBE 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. Since our country’s founding, intelligence has played a critical role in informing our military, our foreign policy, and the commander in chief. Dating back to 1777, General George Washington wrote “the necessity of procuring good intelligence is apparent…” and as President, Washington sought funding from Congress for intelligence operations. In 1981, President Ronald Reagan issued Executive Order 12333 setting forth the responsibilities of the intelligence community emphasizing “timely, accurate, and insightful information … is essential to the national security of the United States.” Reagan’s executive order notes the need for “the best intelligence possible” in o
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."
Congressman Lynch's Lunch Bucket Bulletin - 1/6/17
Link to Congressman Lynch's Lunch Bucket Bulletin - 1/6/17 January 6, 2017 Happy New Year to you and your family! On Tuesday, January 3, I was honored to be sworn in to represent the 8th Congressional District of Massachusetts in the 115th Congress. With the new Congress and the upcoming inauguration, there are a lot of changes going on in Washington, but you can count on consistency from our office. Whether you need help with veterans benefits or want to advocate for an issue you care deeply about, please keep in touch with our offices in Boston, Quincy, Brockton, and Washington, D.C. where our staff can take your comments, assist with casework, and help you with a variety of issues. It is an honor and privilege to represent the families of the 8th Congressional District and I look forward to working together in 2017. Entering the New Year, I wanted to begin the 115th Congress on a positive note and was hopeful we could find some common ground on issues that resonate with working fami



 
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