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Congresswoman Lori Trahan Announces $572,960 in Federal Funding for Lowell and Chelmsford

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) announced that two grants would be awarded to the Lowell and Chelmsford Housing Authorities from the Department of Housing and Urban Development worth a combined total of $572,960. The Lowell Housing Authority will receive $241,227, and the Chelmsford Housing Authority will receive $331,733. Both awards, which are CY 2019 Mainstream Program a... Read More »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan, Massachusetts Delegation Demand Answers on Cuts to State Low-Income Home Heating Funding

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), along with Massachusetts Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren, and Representatives Richard Neal (MA-01), Seth Moulton (MA-05), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), James McGovern (MA-02), William Keating (MA-09), Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08), Joseph Kennedy III (MA-04), and Katherine Clark (MA-05) are calling for answers from the Department of Health and Huma... Read More »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Announces $6.2 Million Dollars in HHS Grant Funding for Early Head Start Programs in Lowell and Fitchburg

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LOWELL, MA - Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) announced that Montachusett Opportunity Council and Community Teamwork, Inc are the recipients of $6,219,880 in Head Start grants from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The first grant comes from the Administration for Children and Families at the Office of Head Start for Montachusett Opportunity Council, Inc of Fitchburg, MA... Read More »

Congresswomen Lori Trahan Hosts Congressman John Larson for Social Security Town Hall Meeting with Merrimack Valley Seniors

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HAVERHILL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) hosted Congressman John Larson (CT-01) for a Social Security Town Hall meeting with seniors in the Merrimack Valley to discuss the work Congress is doing to expand and strengthen Social Security and advocate for seniors. Congressman Larson serves as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee and is a national leader on... Read More »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Leads Bipartisan Introduction of Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act, Opioid Addiction Treatment and Training Legislation, With Representatives Bergman, Carter, Trone, Rogers, and Kuster

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA) introduced the bipartisan Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act [H.R. 4974] with her colleagues Representatives Jack Bergman (R-MI), Buddy Carter (R-GA), David Trone (D-MD), Hal Rogers (R-KY), and Annie Kuster (D-NH). The MATE Act would standardize substance use disorder training to ensure that all prescribers of controlled med... Read More »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Votes In Favor Of Impeachment Inquiry

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA) released this statement following her vote in favor of formally affirming the impeachment inquiry. “Today, I stood with my colleagues to decisively affirm an impeachment inquiry. I have stood up to the President on many issues: tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires; his efforts to gut pre-existing condition coverage; attacks on communities of ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Applauds Inclusion of Provision from her Bipartisan CSO Clean Up Legislation in Larger Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) applauded the inclusion of a key component of her bipartisan Stop Sewage Overflow Act in the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act, which was marked up and advanced out of the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee this morning. “Communities across the United States – particularly in the Northeast and Midwest – ar... Read More »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Votes to Recognize Armenian Genocide

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA) released this statement following her vote in favor of H.Res. 296, affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide. “I was proud to support this resolution to see that the mass murders committed by the Ottoman Empire against the Armenians are recognized as genocide. The United States must never be silent in the face of such atroc... Read More »

Representatives Trahan and Guthrie Secure Inclusion of Bipartisan College Data Access Amendment in Higher Education Act Authorization

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Lori Trahan (D-MA) and Brett Guthrie (R-KY) secured passage of an amendment to the Collage Affordability Act (CAA) during committee markup that would require institutions to prominently display the costs of tuition, room and board, and other expenses on their website in the form of a tool called the Net Price Calculator. By doing so, students would be empowe... Read More »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan’s Provisions Supporting Massachusetts’ Seniors Included in Final Passage of Dignity in Aging Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed the bipartisan Dignity in Aging Act (H.R. 4334) with Congresswoman Trahan’s support. This bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (OAA) increases funding for vital programs that help aging Americans live independently and with dignity. The Older Americans Act (OAA), originally passed in 1965, is the prima... Read More »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Announces $998,982 in Federal Funding for UMass Lowell Wind Energy Development Research

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) announced that the University of Massachusetts Lowell would be receiving $998,982 from the US Department of Energy to conduct testing in support of innovative offshore wind research and development utilizing existing testing facilities. UMass Lowell was one of six institutions selected for this purpose, and one of thirteen projects set to rec... Read More »

Representatives Trahan and Comer Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Support Caregivers of Opioid Addiction Victims

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Lori Trahan (D-MA) and James Comer (R-KY) introduced the “National Family Caregiver Support Program Cap Elimination Act of 2019.” This legislation would remove a funding cap under the Older Americans Act (OAA) that unnecessarily limits critical aid for older relative caregivers, including grandparents who are serving in caregiving roles due to the opioid add... Read More »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Speaks in Opposition to the Proposed MLB Reorganization Jeopardizing Lowell Spinners’ Future

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) spoke on the House Floor in support of the Lowell Spinners. The Lowell Spinners are a Class A Short Season Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). “The Lowell Spinners and other minor league teams across the United States provide critical economic and cultural benefits to the communities they ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Votes to Advance Ambitious Proposal to Lower the Cost of Prescription Drugs in Education and Labor Committee

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), a Member of the Education and Labor Committee, voted to advance the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, H.R. 3. This legislation is an ambitious proposal to cut the cost of prescription drugs for all Americans. The final bill contained an amendment from Congresswoman Trahan to provide transparency and accountability regarding the Administration’s ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Introduces Comprehensive Legislation to Lower the Cost of College

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WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) joined with Democrats on the Education and Labor Committee to introduce the College Affordability Act —a comprehensive overhaul of the higher education system that lowers the cost of college for students and families, improves the quality of higher education through stronger accountability, and expands opportunity by providing student... Read More »