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Congresswoman Trahan Votes in Favor of Key Workplace Protections Legislation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) cast her vote in support of H.R. 1195, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, bipartisan legislation she cosponsored to provide health care and social service workers the protection they deserve by compelling the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to require employers in the hea... Read More »

Congresswoman Trahan Announces Funeral Assistance For Massachusetts Residents Who’ve Lost Loved Ones To COVID-19

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) announced today that FEMA has begun accepting applications for funeral assistance for Massachusetts residents who’ve lost loved ones to COVID-19. Trahan helped pass the funeral assistance program as part of the American Rescue Plan. “While no amount of money can heal the loss of a loved one, this grant program can help ease the financial strain... Read More »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Votes for Landmark Legislation to Close Gender Wage Gap

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) cast her vote to pass the landmark Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that will finally ensure equal pay for equal work by closing the gender wage gap and empowering women in the workplace. “Equal pay is not an issue that only hurts women. It hurts families and it hurts our economy. When women bring home less money each day, it means they h... Read More »

Trahan, Pappas, Kuster, Moulton Applaud New EPA Grant Funding to Prevent CSOs

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Representatives Lori Trahan (MA-03), Chris Pappas (NH-01), Annie Kuster (NH-02), and Seth Moulton (MA-06) applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) newly announced availability of $67 million in federal grant funding through the Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grant program. The funding will help local communities like those along the Merrimack Ri... Read More »

Trahan, New Balance officials tout Lawrence trail extension

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Trahan, New Balance officials tout Lawrence trail extension by Allison Corneau LAWRENCE — Groundwork Lawrence kicked off its Earth Day celebration a bit early Monday with Congresswoman Lori Trahan, D-Westford, at an event to celebrate the upcoming extension of the rail trail adjacent to New Balance’s distribution center in the Lawrence industrial park set to stretch all the way to downtown. Follow... Read More »

Trahan, Lawrence Elected and Business Leaders Celebrate Merrimack River Trail Partnership

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) joined with Lawrence Mayor Kendrys Vazquez, Senator Barry Finegold (D-2nd Essex and Middlesex), and Representatives Marcos Devers (D-16th Essex), Frank A. Moran (D-17th Essex), and Christina Minicucci (D-14th Essex) to celebrate a new nonprofit-private partnership between Groundwork Lawrence and New Balance. The project will connect the Merrima... Read More »

Fitchburg State University’s ‘Women in Leadership’ discussion to feature Rep. Trahan

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Fitchburg State University’s ‘Women in Leadership’ discussion to feature Rep. Trahan FITCHBURG — Fitchburg State University will host U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan, D-Mass., for a virtual discussion on the theme of Women in Leadership on Thursday, April 15, at 6 p.m., according to an announcement from the university. Trahan will have a discussion with Fitchburg State President Richard S. Lapidus, after wh... Read More »

Trahan Statement on Passing of Congressman Alcee Hastings

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) issued the following statement regarding the passing of Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20): "Congressman Hastings was a giant in Congress, in Florida politics, and in the lives of his family and friends. I’m heartbroken to learn of his passing, and my prayers go out to his loving wife, Patricia, and his three children during this difficult t... Read More »

Trahan, Markey take aim at kids-only Instagram, urge Zuckerburg to ‘abandon’ plans

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Trahan, Markey take aim at kids-only Instagram, urge Zuckerburg to ‘abandon’ plans by Erin Tiernan A group of lawmakers — including two from the Massachusetts delegation — are questioning Facebook executive Mark Zuckerberg’s plans for a kids-only Instagram and have given the social media three weeks to convince them or “abandon” the venture. “Given Facebook’s past failures to protect children and ... Read More »

Congresswoman Trahan Touts American Rescue Plan Relief in Marlborough and Hudson

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) concluded an American Rescue Plan swing through Marlborough and Hudson to highlight relief from the historic and long overdue COVID-19 package that she helped pass into law. Stops included the UMass Memorial Marlborough Hospital Vaccine Facility and The Rail Trail Flatbread Co. in Hudson. “Relief from the American Rescue Plan has already begun ... Read More »

Representatives Trahan and Castor, Senators Markey and Blumenthal Press Facebook on its Plans to Develop Instagram for Children

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Representatives Lori Trahan (MA-03) and Kathy Castor (FL-14), both of whom pressed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on his company’s targeting of kids during a recent House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing, partnered with Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to demand answers regarding Facebook’s recent announcement that the company is “exploring” pla... Read More »

Democrats press Facebook on plans for Instagram for kids

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Democrats press Facebook on plans for Instagram for kids by Rebecca Klar Democrats told Facebook on Monday they have concerns about the platform’s plans for an Instagram for children over the company’s “past failures” to protect kids on platforms aimed at youth users. “Facebook has a record of failing to protect children’s privacy and safety, casting serious doubt on its ability to do so on a vers... Read More »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Announces $18.5 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 $18,573,500 in federal relief funding through the American Rescue Plan for community health centers in Lawrence, Lowell, and Fitchburg. “When I cast my vote for the American Rescue Plan, I did it knowing that the relief in this package would help get more shot... Read More »

What They’re Saying: Rep. Lori Trahan Grills Big Tech CEOs

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LOWELL, MA – Yesterday, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), a former tech startup executive and member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, grilled Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg about their companies’ efforts to target children to further grow their platforms’ usership. Trahan’s full line of questioning ... Read More »

Trahan and Markey Partner with Sens. Sasse, Blunt, Schatz, Collins, Bennet and Reps. Raskin and Gonzalez to Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Study Impact of Technology and Media on Children

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Representative Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA)partnered with Senators Ben Sasse (R-NE), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Representatives Jamie Raskin (D-MD-08) and Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH-16) to ... Read More »