Stephen (Steve) Lynch (D-08)

US Representative Stephen Lynch

Stephen (Steve) Lynch (D-08)
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Capitol: 202.225.8273
FAX: 202.225.3984
District: 617.657.6305
Room 2109 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-2108
1245 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Residence:South Boston, MA

Committee Assignments

Co-ChairCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
ChairmanAnti-Terrorism and Proliferation Financing Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on National Security
ChairmanHouse Task Force on Financial Technology
Co-ChairHouse Quiet Skies Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Postal Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Oversight and Reform
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion
MemberHouse Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy
FC MemberCongressional Bipartisan Task Force on Nonproliferation
FC MemberCongressional Fitness Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus Religious Minorities in the Middle East
FC MemberCongressional Cranberry Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pakistan Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Government Operations
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional PCOS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Land Conservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Portuguese American Caucus
FC MemberHouse Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberInternational Workers' Rights Caucus
FC MemberOut of Iraq Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
FC MemberCongressional Research and Development Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Blockchain Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trade Working Group [HTWG]
FC MemberCongressional Hockey Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Aviation
FC MemberSudan and South Sudan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
FC MemberHouse Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberUnexploded Ordnance (UXO)/Demining Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
FC MemberFriends of Australia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Italian American Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Caucus (COPD)
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus (STEM Caucus)
MemberHouse Committee on Financial Services
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberClimate Solutions Caucus (House)
FC MemberBlue Collar Caucus
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cybersecurity Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberIndia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus


Congressman Stephen F. Lynch was first sworn in to the United States Congress in October 2001, following the sudden passing of legendary Congressman John Joseph Moakley. The son of Francis Lynch, an ironworker, and Anne Lynch, a postal clerk, Congressman Lynch was born and raised in the public housing projects of South Boston. Upon graduation from South Boston High School in 1973, Congressman Lynch entered the Ironworkers Apprenticeship Program and later joined his father as a member of Boston's Ironworkers Local 7. He worked as a structural ironworker for 18 years and was eventually elected to serve as president of The Iron Workers Union, the youngest president in the history of the 2000 member union. Congressman Lynch continued his education at Wentworth Institute of Technology on nights and weekends, earning a Bachelor's degree in Construction Management. He later received a law degree from Boston College Law School, was admitted to both the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Bar, and continued his advocacy for working people as a labor and employment attorney. In 1994, Congressman Lynch was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives. After just fourteen months in office, he was elected to the Massachusetts State Senate in a special election. In the Senate, he served as the Chair of the Joint Committee on Commerce and Labor. In 1999, he earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. During his career as an ironworker, Congressman Lynch worked at the General Motors Plant in Framingham, Massachusetts, the General Dynamics Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts and the U.S. Steel Plant in Gary, Indiana, all of which were either shut down or severely curtailed due to unfair foreign trade practices. Congressman Lynch's first-hand experience in seeing the effects of plant closings on American workers and on local communities has led him to focus on efforts to improve U.S. Trade Policy and protect American jobs. In the 116th Congress, Congressman Lynch is a member of the Financial Services Committee, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Committee on Oversight and Reform, where he serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security and is a member of the Subcommittee on Government Operations. On the Financial Services Committee, Lynch is the Chair of the Financial Technology Task Force, a member of the Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation. On the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Lynch is on the Subcommittee on Aviation, the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials and the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. Congressman Lynch is a co-founder of the Congressional Labor and Working Families Caucus, which was formed to protect workers' rights and educate Members of Congress on issues that impact American families. Lynch continues to serve as co-chair of the Task Force on Anti-Terrorism and Proliferation Financing, a bipartisan Congressional panel that monitors the status of national and international efforts to track and stop the flow of funds to terrorist groups and works to strengthen our national anti-terrorist finance strategy. He and his wife Margaret continue to live in their lifelong hometown of South Boston where they are raising their daughter Victoria and niece Crystal.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2001    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Margaret Shaughnessy   DOB: 3/31/1955
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