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Congresswoman Trahan Congratulates Luther Burbank Middle School and Paul P. Gates Elementary School on Blue Ribbon Awards

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, applauded the recognition of two Third District-based schools as 2020 Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. Luther Burbank Middle School in Lancaster and Paul P. Gates Elementary School in Acton were recently honored with the designation, an extremely competitive award giv... Read More »

Congresswoman Trahan Applauds $750k in Federal Grant Funding to UTEC, Inc.

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) applauded the awarding of $750,000 in federal grant funding for UTEC, Inc., a Lowell-based agency that provides justice-involved young people with access to critical services to help set them up for long-term personal, professional, and economic success. The funding is being awarded by the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs. “Fo... Read More »

Congresswoman Trahan Applauds $400k in Federal Grant Funding to The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc.

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) applauded the awarding of $400,000 in federal grant funding from the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Community Services to The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. “Now more than ever, child care is essential as we work to get our economy back. This critical federal investment will help bring a new child care cent... Read More »

Lawrence receives $5.1M in lead paint removal grant

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Lawrence receives $5.1M in lead paint removal grant money By: Jill Harmacinski LAWRENCE — The city has been awarded $5.1 million in federal grant money to continue removing lead paint and related hazards from homes and buildings. "Ridding our housing stock of the lead is key to ensuring the promise of public health, during this respiratory pandemic and beyond," said Massachusetts Sen. Edward Marke... Read More »

Trahan, Howard, Nuon condemn arrests of youth protestors in Cambodia

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Trahan, Howard, Nuon condemn arrests of youth protestors in Cambodia By: Emma Murphy LOWELL — Three local leaders are speaking out against the recent arrests of youth activists by the Hun Sen regime in Cambodia. U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan, Vanna Howard, the Democratic candidate for the 17th Middlesex District seat at the Statehouse, and Lowell City Councilor Vesna Nuon issued a recent press release con... Read More »

Trahan Supports Passage of Heroes Act 2.0

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) cast her vote in favor of the updated Heroes Act coronavirus relief package when it passed on the House floor. This revamped legislation delivers assistance to working families, local governments experiencing budget shortfalls, and workers who will lose their jobs without immediate intervention. “For months, working families have been strug... Read More »

Save Minor League Baseball Task Force Co-Chairs Statement on Expiration of MiLB-MLB Professional Baseball Agreement

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), David McKinley (R-WV-01), Max Rose (D-NY-11), and Mike Simpson (R-ID-02) – co-chairs of the Save Minor League Baseball Task Force – issued the following statement regarding the expiration of the Professional Baseball Agreement between Minor League Baseball and Major League Baseball: “As the co-chairs of the Congressional Save Minor Lea... Read More »

Trahan, Hayes, Bustos Introduce Legislation to Bolster Support for Educators, Establish Teacher Pipeline

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, joined with Congresswomen Jahana Hayes (CT-05) and Cheri Bustos (IL-17) to introduce the Supporting Teachers with Residency Opportunities and New Grants (STRONG) Act, legislation that will reduce the overwhelming burden being shouldered by teachers during COVID-19 while also providing st... Read More »

STRONG Act would authorize $600 million in funding to support teacher residencies, help fast-track prospective educators into workforce

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STRONG Act would authorize $600 million in funding to support teacher residencies, help fast-track prospective educators into the workforce By: Melissa Hanson Congresswoman Lori Trahan has introduced legislation that would help support teachers during the coronavirus pandemic, which would authorize $6 billion in funding for programs including teacher residencies. Trahan, who represents Massachuset... Read More »

Flu shots for Veterans

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Flu shots for Veterans By: Lori Trahan As we head into flu season, doctors and medical experts agree it is absolutely essential that we get our flu shots. Not only will it help to protect each of us from the seasonal flu, but it will also reduce the burden on our health care system if we experience another surge of COVID-19. That’s why I wanted to share some important news from the VA Boston Healt... Read More »

Gardner Fire Chief Richard Ares honored on the eve of his retirement as U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan officially announces $240K grant for his department

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Gardner Fire Chief Richard Ares honored on the eve of his retirement as U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan officially announces $240K grant for his department By: Stephen Landry GARDNER — Fire Chief Richard Ares was honored by local and area elected officials as he prepares to call it a career after nearly half a decade on the job. Ares will retire on Wednesday, Sept. 30, after 47 years with the department. Ar... Read More »

Investment can ease the pressure on teachers

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Investment can ease the pressure on teachers By: Lori Trahan With Labor Day far in the rearview mirror, families across Massachusetts are focused on one thing: back to school. As one of the few members of Congress with school-aged children, I know the challenges parents are facing heading into this school year – coordinating schedules, setting up a classroom in a quiet corner of the house, and pr... Read More »

Trahan Supports Passage of Job-Creating Clean Energy Legislation

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LOWELL, MA – Yesterday, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) voted in favor of H.R. 4447, the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act, a package of bipartisan bills that finally provides a path towards modernizing our outdated energy system while also making tremendous progress in tackling the climate crisis and growing our economy. “The climate crisis continues to rage across America. It’s imperative ... Read More »

Trahan, other reps, push for new stimulus bill

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Trahan, other reps, push for new stimulus bill By: Chris Van Buskirk and Michael Norton BOSTON – Arguing U.S. Senate Republicans have not yet offered a viable deal for a COVID-19 relief package, three U.S. House Democrats from New England, including Lori Trahan of Westford, called on their Republican colleagues in the upper chamber Thursday to sit down at the negotiating table and work towards pas... Read More »

Trahan, Cicilline, Himes Urge Senate to Act as U.S. Passes 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), and Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) called on the Senate to pass legislation to defeat COVID-19, save lives, and boost the economy. As of this week, COVID-19 has killed more than 200,000 Americans, including 9,347 Bay Staters and infected nearly 7 million... Read More »