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Trahan, Warren, Markey Announce $8 Million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding for Third District Revitalization Projects

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) and Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) announced $8,000,000 in federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding for brownfield clean-up projects that will benefit communities across the Third District. Funding will support job-creating initiatives in Lowell, Lawrence, and Clinton as well as Methuen, Haverhill, and surroun...

House Passes Trahan’s Youth Poisoning Protection Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congresswoman Lori Trahan’s (MA-03)Youth Poisoning Protection Act, bipartisan legislation that would ban the consumer sale of products containing high concentrations of sodium nitrite, a meat-curing chemical that can be lethal when ingested. The legislation was introduced last year along with Representatives Mike Carey (R-OH-15), Kat...

Trahan Announces $7.8 Million for Local Affordable Housing, Community Development, Homeless Assistance Programs

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) announced $7,872,580 in federal funding for affordable housing, community development, and homeless assistance programs in Lowell, Lawrence, Fitchburg, and Haverhill. The funding is being awarded through a number of federal programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). “Communities like Lowell, Lawrenc...

Trahan Statement on Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Motion to Vacate

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) issued the following statement after Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA-14) attempted to force a vote on her motion to vacate the Speaker of the House: “This latest Republican motion to vacate is a waste of time. Unlike extreme MAGA Republicans, House Democrats are committed t...

Reaction as Steward goes belly-up

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Reaction as Steward goes belly-up As news of Steward Health Care’s pre-dawn bankruptcy filing emerged Monday, reaction came in from around the state. Here is a sampling, edited for brevity. “While the company says that it does not expect this development to affect its day-to-day operations, patients and the health care workforce deserve assurance that every effort is being made to reduce the poten...

Trahan Statement on Steward Filing for Bankruptcy

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, issued the following statement after Steward Health Care filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy: “As the state and our federal delegation work overtime to respond to Steward’s bankruptcy filing, the most important thing for patients and families to know is that their hospitals...

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Announces Third District Winner for the 2024 Congressional Art Competition

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LOWELL MA — Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) named Concord Academy 9th grader Elyn Tao as the winner of the Third District’s 2024 Congressional Art Competition during a reception honoring participants of this year’s challenge held at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts. Elyn’s original artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year alongside other winners, and she will be invite...

Keller: Second attempt to remove House Speaker in less than a year seems doomed to fail

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Keller: Second attempt to remove House Speaker in less than a year seems doomed to fail BOSTON - The Republican congresswoman who wants to force out House Speaker Mike Johnson says she's ready to make her move. But the second effort to remove a speaker this year seems doomed to fail now that Democrats have said they'll kill it. "The Chock Full O'Nuts caucus" "'Pro-life' Mike Johnson funded full-te...

Trahan announces $3 million in Head Start funding for Making Opportunity Count in Fitchburg

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Trahan announces $3 million in Head Start funding for Making Opportunity Count in Fitchburg FITCHBURG – Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) announced $3,052,650 in federal Head Start funding for Making Opportunity Count in Fitchburg. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Head Start. “Every child in this country, regardless of their circumstances at home...

Congresswoman Trahan Announces $3 Million In Head Start Funding For Making Opportunity Count In Fitchburg

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) announced $3,052,650 in federal Head Start funding for Making Opportunity Count in Fitchburg. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Head Start. “Every child in this country, regardless of their circumstances at home, deserves access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to succeed. As a m...

Trahan, Healey Cut Ribbon on Cutting Edge Climate Technology Factory in Devens

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) and Massachusetts Governor Maura T. Healey were joined by Massachusetts Executive Office of Economic Development Secretary Yvonne Hao, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rebecca Tepper, and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center CEO Dr. Emily Reichert to celebrate the ribbon-cutting of Electric Hydrogen’s ne...

House Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Protect America’s National Security, Support U.S. Allies, Surge Humanitarian Aid to Gaza

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair Lori Trahan (MA-03) supported passage of a bipartisan legislative package to deliver desperately needed aid to United States allies in Ukraine, the Middle East, and the Indo-Pacific as well as surge lifesaving humanitarian assistance to innocent Palestinians in Gaza. “This is an extremely dangerous moment....

Trahan, Massachusetts Lawmakers Demand Answers on Proposed Sale of Steward Physician Group to Optum

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, was joined by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) as well as Representatives Katherine Clark (MA-05), James P. McGovern (MA-02), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08), Jake Auchincloss (MA-04), Seth Moulton (MA-06), and William R...

Mass. delegation flags new concerns over Steward-Optum deal

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Mass. delegation flags new concerns over Steward-Optum deal BOSTON — Nearly every member of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation signed onto a letter sent Friday to the heads of Steward Health Care, UnitedHealth Group and Optum Health casting serious skepticism that Optum’s purchase of the floundering Steward’s physician network will benefit the Bay State. A slew of state and federal lawmake...

Trahan, Garcia Introduce Cambodian Genocide Remembrance Day Legislation

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) and Congressman Robert Garcia (CA-42) introduced legislation to designate April 17, 2025 as Cabodian Genocide Remembrance Day to recognize the 50th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge, which went on to murder nearly 2 million Camodians. “Today, we mark the solemn anniversary of the start of the Cambdian genocide that sa...