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Trahan, Guthrie Introduce the Net Price Calculator Improvement Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), along with Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY-02), introduced the Net Price Calculator Improvement Act. This bipartisan legislation would make improvements to existing law by increasing transparency and the accessibility of information about the cost of college for students and their families. “For many individuals and families, a college...

Trahan Applauds $70,000 in American Rescue Plan Relief for MA-03 Humanities Organizations

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) applauded the awarding of American Rescue Plan grants totaling nearly $70,000 to organizations across the Third District. The funding will support the response and recovery of the cultural sector from the ongoing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our local museums, cultural centers, and historical sites are the hearts of our commu...

Trahan, Markey and Castor Urge FTC to Use Authority to Make Tech Companies Abide by New Platform Policies

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in response to a new United Kingdom children’s privacy law intended to protect young users online, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), and Congresswoman Kathy Castor (FL-14) sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission urging the agency to use its full authority — including its authority under Section 5 of the FTC Act — to ensure major tech compa...

Lawmakers: FTC must ensure tech companies uphold youth online privacy

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Lawmakers: FTC must ensure tech companies uphold youth online privacy By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Three U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Friday urged the Federal Trade Commision to ensure technology companies like Facebook , Alphabet's YouTube and TikTok comply with policy changes aimed protecting young people online. The letter from Senator Ed Markey and Representatives Kathy Ca...

New Analysis Finds Build Back Better Act Will Save Massachusetts Families Up to Tens of Thousands in Child Care Costs Annually

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LOWELL, MA – According to a new analysis released by the House Education and Labor Committee, the Build Back Better Act will save Massachusetts families up to tens of thousands of dollars in child care costs each year. The Committee’s report found that the typical Massachusetts family of four with one infant in full-time center-based child care would save $18,750 annually. The typical Massachusett...

ICYMI: John Oliver Highlights Need for PFAS Action Act on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight”

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LOWELL, MA – During Sunday’s airing of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” host John Oliver demonstrated in excruciating detail the dangers of PFAS chemicals and the decades-long need for action to address this issue facing communities across the Commonwealth and the nation. “These chemicals have been linked to a massive array of health issues. High exposure to [PFOA and PFOS] have been linked to high chol...

Feds Award Greater Lawrence Family Health Center $1.1 Million for Capital Projects

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Feds Award Greater Lawrence Family Health Center $1.1 Million for Capital Projects The Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, with clinics in Haverhill, Methuen and Lawrence, was recently awarded $1.1 million for major construction and renovation projects from the American Rescue Plan. Health Center President and CEO Dr. Guy Fish said he is grateful for the relief money through the Office of Healt...

Rep. Lori Trahan secures funding for trio of community health centers

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Rep. Lori Trahan secures funding for trio of community health centers By Aaron Curtis LOWELL — The Lowell Community Health Center was among a trio of area health centers that received a total of nearly $2.8 million in federal relief funding from the American Rescue Plan. U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, announced the funding, which i...

Trahan, Curtis Lead Introduction of “Made in America” Legislation

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) and Congressman John Curtis (R-UT-03), both members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced the Reinforcing American-Made Products Act, bipartisan and bicameral legislation that bolsters American manufacturing by establishing one federal “Made in America” label standard. Currently, individual states can enact their own labe...

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Announces $2.7 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for MA-03 Community Health Centers

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, announced $2,770,654 in federal relief funding from the American Rescue Plan for community health centers in Lawrence, Lowell, and Fitchburg. “The COVID-19 pandemic has proven just how critical community health centers in Lawrence, Lowell, and Fitchburg are to ensuring ...

Student-athletes or student-employees? Tug-of-war continues in Congressional hearing day after NLRB memo

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Student-athletes or student-employees? Tug-of-war continues in Congressional hearing day after NLRB memo By Tom Schad WASHINGTON — The college sports stakeholders who assembled here Thursday seemed to be united in their belief that Congress should establish some sort of federal framework for name, image and likeness. But there was little unanimous agreement beyond that. In a three-hour hearing hos...

Lawmakers give Facebook a clear message: Don’t build Instagram for kids

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Lawmakers give Facebook a clear message: Don’t build Instagram for kids By Lauren Feiner WASHINGTON — Facebook’s testimony to members of the U.S. Senate on Thursday led to one overwhelming conclusion from the lawmakers in attendance: Instagram has no business creating an app for kids. Using Facebook’s own internal research from documents leaked to the Wall Street Journal and some eventually releas...

Trahan Applauds House Passage of Cambodia Democracy Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), a member of the Congressional Cambodia Caucus, supported passage of H.R. 4686, the Cambodia Democracy Act of 2021, bipartisan legislation she cosponsored to direct the President to impose sanctions on Cambodian officials who are responsible for antidemocratic actions and human rights violations. “For years, Prime Minister Hun Sen has used ...

Massachusetts lawmakers say Facebook’s ‘pause’ on Instagram for children is ‘insufficient’

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Massachusetts lawmakers say Facebook’s ‘pause’ on Instagram for children is ‘insufficient’ By Nik DeCosta-Klipa Facebook announced this week that it is “pausing” work on a planned version of Instagram for children under the age of 13, amid scrutiny of the social media platform’s effects on young people. But according to Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Lori Trahan, “a ‘pause’ is insufficient.” “Facebook ha...

Trahan, Markey, Castor, and Blumenthal Statement on Facebook Plans to Pause Instagram for Kids

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-T), and Congresswoman Kathy Castor (FL-14) released the following statement after Facebook announced its intention to “pause” its plans to develop Instagram for Kids. “We are pleased that Facebook has heeded our calls to stop plowing ahead with its plans to launch a version of In...