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Trahan Votes to Uphold U.S. Promise to Afghan Interpreters and Allies

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) voted in favor of H.R. 3985, the Averting Loss of Life and Injury by Expediting SIVs (ALLIES) Act, bipartisan legislation she cosponsored to uphold America’s promise to protect Afghan interpreters, contractors, and security personnel who worked with U.S. servicemembers during their tours in Afghanistan. “The decision by President Biden to b...

Trahan, House Pass Comprehensive PFAS Legislation

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, voted on the House floor to pass H.R. 2467, the PFAS Action Act of 2021, bipartisan legislation she helped introduce and pass out of Committee to clean up PFAS contaminations, help families who have been exposed to the dangerous “forever chemicals,” and prevent future exposures. During d...

Congresswoman Trahan, Energy Secretary Granholm Announce $3.8 Million for MA-03 Small Business Research and Development Grants

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) and Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm, along with Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), announced awards totaling $3,841,107 to small businesses in the Third District working on advanced scientific tools and clean, secure energy for the American people. The funding announcements were part of 110 grants across 26 states for projects pursui...

House Votes to Restore FTC’s Authority to Seek Monetary Relief for Harmed Consumers

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, voted for passage of H.R. 2668, the Consumer Protection and Recovery Act, legislation she cosponsored to restore the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) authority to go to court to get victimized customers and businesses the money they were scamme...

Rep. Trahan visits Community Cupboard, Zarape Restaurant in Marlborough

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Rep. Trahan visits Community Cupboard, Zarape Restaurant in Marlborough By Dakota Antelman MARLBOROUGH – U.S. Representative Lori Trahan (MA-03) visited Marlborough, July 14, making stops at the Marlborough Community Cupboard and at Zarape Restaurant. The visits were billed as a chance to highlight ways relief funding from the American Rescue Plan had made a difference in Marlborough. Within that,...

Rep. Lori Trahan touts beginning of enhanced child tax credit payments

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Rep. Lori Trahan touts beginning of enhanced child tax credit payments By Robert Mills LOWELL — U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan visited the Merrimack Valley Food Bank Thursday to help package and distribute food to families as she touted the beginning of enhanced child tax credit payments to families, saying the payments — as well as funding for organizations like the food bank — will help keep families fed...

Athletes in Congress talk women and sports

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Athletes in Congress talk women and sports By Shia Kapos Women athletes have never been so inextricably linked to political discourse as they are today — speaking out on criminal justice reform, #MeToo, Senate races, publicity rights for their name, image and likeness (NIL), and inequalities in the NCAA. And when the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team takes the field at the Tokyo Olympics, we can expect a r...

Congresswoman Trahan Promotes First Day of Expanded Child Tax Credit Payments at Merrimack Valley Food Bank

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) visited the Merrimack Valley Food Bank site at Lowell Catholic High School to help package and distribute food. During the visit, Trahan promoted the American Rescue Plan’s expanded monthly Child Tax Credit payments, the first of which will hit families’ bank accounts today. “This pandemic has been challenging for working families — but help is...

Trahan, State and Local Leaders Highlight American Rescue Plan Relief in Marlborough

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) joined with State Representatives Danielle Gregoire (D-4th Middlesex) and Carmine Gentile (D-13th Middlesex), as well as Marlborough City Councilor At-Large Samantha Perlman, to highlight relief funding from the American Rescue Plan flowing to the City of Marlborough, organizations that provide critical support to those in need, and working fam...

Trahan touts expanded child tax credit, small business aid in Marlborough visit

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Trahan touts expanded child tax credit, small business aid in Marlborough visit By Cesareo Contreras MARLBOROUGH — Congresswoman Lori Trahan stopped by the newly renovated Marlborough Community Cupboard on Wednesday to help spread the word about a newly expanded federal child tax credit that goes into effect Thursday. “We need them to know that they’re entitled to this benefit,” she said in an int...

Trahan, Donoghue, UMass Lowell Leaders Highlight American Rescue Plan Funding

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) and Lowell City Manager Eileen Donoghue participated in a briefing with University of Massachusetts System President Marty Meehan, University of Massachusetts Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, and other UML officials on how the university will put relief funding from the American Rescue Plan to work. “The American Rescue Plan funding for insti...

UMass Lowell to give millions of American Rescue Plan dollars to students facing financial hardships

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UMass Lowell to give millions of American Rescue Plan dollars to students facing financial hardships By Stefan Geller LOWELL — The University of Massachusetts Lowell will give at least $13.7 million in American Rescue Plan relief funds to students facing food insecurity, homelessness or other financial hardships, university officials highlighted on Monday. “It feels like the government is working,...

Congresswomen join Biden economic adviser to tout American Families Plan child care changes

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Congresswomen join Biden economic adviser to tout American Families Plan child care changes By Stephanie Ebbert CAMBRIDGE — Making the case that child care is critical infrastructure, President Biden’s top economist joined three Massachusetts congresswomen Wednesday in advocating for an infusion of public funds through the president’s $1.8 trillion American Families Plan. The event was part of a n...

Trahan announces $4.7 million in COVID-19 relief funds for district

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Trahan announces $4.7 million in COVID-19 relief funds for district LOWELL — Three community development financial institutions in Massachusetts’ 3d Congressional District were awarded a total of $4,717,530 from a federal interim relief package adopted in December, according to a press release from U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan. Three institutions that received the federal grants are the North Central Mas...

Congresswoman Trahan Announces $4.7 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funds For MA-03 Community Development Financial Institutions

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) announced the awarding of $4,717,530 in federal COVID-19 relief funding from the interim relief package passed this past December to three community development financial institutions (CDFIs) in Massachusetts’ Third District: Lowell Community Loan Fund (LCLF) in Lawrence, North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC) in Fitchburg,...