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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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Letter to President Trump on Hurricane Maria Response
On September 27, 2017, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch sent the following letter to President Trump:       September 27, 2017     President Donald J. Trump The White House Washington,  D.C. 20500     Mr. President:   The damage wrought by Hurricanes Irma and Maria on Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the greater Caribbean has been devastating.  According to numerous media reports, hospitals in Puerto Rico have lost electricity, with many also losing their backup generators.  In the U.S. Virgin Islands, Governor, Kenneth Mapp estimates that rebuilding the electrical grid could cost an estimated $200 million.  The island of Barbuda had to be entirely evacuated, and Dutch St. Martin sustained damage to 90 percent of its buildings from Hurricane Irma, according to the United Nations.  These and the other islands in the Caribbean will need both immediate and the long-term assistance in order to survive the immediate aftermath, and be able to rebuild.   The deployment of
Lynch Announces More than $90K in Federal Fire Grant Funding for Walpole, Massachusetts
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region I awarded a total of $92,562 in grant funding for the Walpole Fire Department. This grant will support firefighting training for emergency personnel. Funded by the United States Congress, the Assistance for Firefighters Grant (AFG) program is designed to increase the effectiveness of firefighting operations, as well as support firefighter health and safety programs and new fire apparatus. “Firefighting is becoming more complicated every day, and our firefighters need to be trained to meet the demands of their profession”, said Congressman Stephen Lynch. “This grant will provide funding for the Walpole Fire Department to train its firefighters more thoroughly, and keep safe the families in Walpole. This grant is the result of the collective effort of Chief Timothy Bailey, Jr. and the Walpole Fire Department.” The goal of AFG is to enhance the safety
Lynch to Host Information Session on Service Academies on October 22
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Sunday, October 22, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) will host an information session for all high school students in the Eighth Congressional District interested in applying to one of the United States Service Academies. Representatives from each of the following academies will make brief presentations and be available for questions: United States Military Academy at West Point, NY United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, CO United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY United States Coast Guard Academy at New London, CT Massachusetts Maritime Academy at Buzzards Bay, MA   All students and their families from the Eighth Congressional District are welcome to attend. WHAT:          Congressman Lynch’s Academy Day WHEN:          Sunday, October 22, 2017 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM WHERE:        East Middle School, 305 River Street, Braintree 02184 CONTACT:     Bob Fowkes,
Lynch Introduces Air Traffic Noise and Pollution Expert Consensus Act of 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Massachusetts) introduced H.R. 3938, the Air Traffic Noise and Pollution Expert Consensus Act of 2017. The Act addresses increasing community concerns about airplane noise and pollution by requiring the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to sponsor an Expert Consensus Report issued by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on the health effects of airplanes flying over residential areas. Expert Consensus Reports produced by the National Academies examine scientific and technological issues of national importance. The bipartisan bill is co-sponsored by 13 members of Congress, including the co-chairs of the Congressional Quiet Skies Caucus, Congressman Tom Suozzi (R-New York) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), and Vice Chair Congressman Mike Quigley (D-Illinois). Federal and regional transportation authorities have received an increased number of complaints around airplane noise as new fligh

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