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
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Digital Assets, Financial Technology and Inclusion
MemberHouse Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government
Co-ChairHouse Quiet Skies Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Postal Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on National Security, the Border, and Foreign Affairs
FC MemberCongressional Fitness Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Oversight and Accountability
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation
FC MemberCongressional Bipartisan Task Force on Nonproliferation
FC MemberCongressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Caucus
FC MemberSudan and South Sudan Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Financial Services
FC MemberHouse Trade Working Group [HTWG]
FC MemberCongressional Land Conservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hockey Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
FC MemberOut of Iraq Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
FC MemberInternational Workers' Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pakistan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Research and Development Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Blockchain Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Neuroscience Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Ireland Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Capital Markets
FC MemberCongressional Portuguese American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Caucus (COPD)
FC MemberHouse Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
FC MemberHouse Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus
FC MemberEndangered Species Act (ESA) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus (STEM Caucus)
FC MemberClimate Solutions Caucus (House)
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
FC MemberBrain Injury Task Force
FC MemberUnexploded Ordnance (UXO)/Demining Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cybersecurity Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Australia Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberIndia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
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 Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
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 118th Congress, Congressman Lynch is a member of the Financial Services Committee, where he serves as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Digital Assets, Financial Technology and Inclusion and is a member of the Subcommittee on Capital Markets. On the Committee on Oversight and Accountability, he is a member of the Subcommittee on National Security, the Border, and Foreign Affairs and the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation. Congressman Lynch is also a member of the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, which is an investigative subcommittee of the Committee on the Judiciary. 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 raised their daughter Victoria and niece Crystal.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2001    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Margaret Shaughnessy   DOB: 3/31/1955
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