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Congresswoman Lori Trahan Announces $612,440 in Federal Funding for UMass Lowell Research

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LOWELL, MA - Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) announced $612,440 in the form of two federal grants for the University of Massachusetts Lowell to continue oral disease and disorder research. The funding, which was disbursed by the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), will be used by the university to expand the Oral Diseases and Disorders Program’s research. “UMa... Read More »

In Advance of NDAA Markup, Trahan, Speier, and Cisneros Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Military Suicide Prevention

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Lori Trahan (MA-03), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), members of the House Armed Services Committee, introduced the Comprehensive Review of Military Suicide Act to strengthen the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) ability to prevent servicemember suicides by bolstering the review process of data collected on suicide related events... Read More »

Congresswoman Trahan Votes for the Moving Forward Act to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) supported passage of H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. This historic legislation will invest more than $1.5 trillion in rebuilding America’s crumbling infrastructure and create millions of good-paying jobs to get people back to work. “When I toured communities across the Third District to learn about their... Read More »

Congresswoman Trahan Announces $1.2 Million in Federal Head Start Funding for Community Day Care Center of Lawrence

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LOWELL, MA. -- Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) announced $1,215,478 in federal Head Start program funding for the Community Day Care Center of Lawrence, Inc., a private, nonprofit organization that provides a number of services, including Early Head Start, to children and families in need in the Greater Lawrence region. The investment will be used to support the organization’s Early Head ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan, House Vote to Expand Access to Affordable Health Care

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) applauded the House’s passage of H.R. 1425, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act that will build on the Affordable Care Act by lowering health costs and driving down prescription drug prices. Passage of this legislation comes just days after the Trump Administration asked the Supreme Court to eliminate the entirety of the ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Votes to Override Trump Veto, Restore Relief for Defrauded Students

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, voted to override President Trump’s veto of H.Res. 76, bipartisan legislation that would prevent U.S. Department of Education Secretary Besty DeVos from implementing her Borrower Defense rule. Scheduled to go into effect July 1st, DeVos’s policy would make it extremely difficult for borrower... Read More »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Reminds MA-03 Small Business of June 30th PPP Loan Application Deadline

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LOWELL, MA - Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) reminded small business owners in Massachusetts’ Third Congressional District of the June 30th application deadline for relief under the Paycheck Protection Program. For more information and to apply for the forgivable loan, small business owners can click HERE. “The Paycheck Protection Program has been a much needed lifeline for small business... Read More »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Supports the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. This transformative legislation will overhaul policing in America and begin to rebuild the trust between officers and the communities they serve. “We’ve long encountered excuses as to why we can’t tackle bias, discrimination, and racism in Americ... Read More »

Congresswoman Trahan Announces Nearly $3.3 Million Returned to MA-03 Constituents since January 2019

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LOWELL, MA - Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) announced that she and her team have returned $3,274,550 to residents of Massachusetts’ Third Congressional District struggling to access federal benefits and payments. Trahan made constituent service excellence a main tenet of her first term in office, and she and her staff have been working around the clock during the coronavirus pandemic to ... Read More »

Congresswoman Trahan Statement on Columbia Gas Sentencing

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) released a statement following the sentencing of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts for violating the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act leading to the Merrimack Valley gas explosions: “Today’s sentencing won’t bring back Leonel Rondon, and it won’t heal the physical and emotional scars of the 22 people who were injured during the Merrimack Valley gas ... Read More »

Colombia Gas formally sentenced

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Colombia Gas formally sentenced By: Jill Harmacinski With its president accepting full responsibility, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts was formally sentenced in federal court Tuesday for causing a series of natural gas fires and explosions that ripped through the Merrimack Valley on Sept. 13, 2018. U.S. District Court Judge Dennis Saylor ordered the company to pay a $53 million fine and placed it on... Read More »

Hometown Hero: Woman earns college degree while working during crisis

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Hometown Hero: Woman earns college degree while working during crisis By: Jill Harmacinski LAWRENCE—- After every shift as a healthcare worker during COVID-19, Sabrina Paulino enters her Lawrence home through the basement and showers immediately before seeing her family. It's a necessary precaution. Through the pandemic, Paulino kept working as a patient service representative at the Greater Lawre... Read More »

Life Care fired staffer who revealed nursing home nightmare to Reuters

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Life Care fired staffer who revealed nursing home nightmare to Reuters By: Chris Kirkham (Reuters) - A nursing home owned by Life Care Centers of America Inc has fired one nurse and banned another from the premises after the two were quoted in a Reuters investigation detailing horrific conditions, a staff exodus and a botched management response to the facility’s deadly COVID-19 outbreak. Life Car... Read More »

Cummings Foundation funds grant to Lowell Transitional Living Center

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Cummings Foundation funds grant to Lowell Transitional Living Center By: Elizabeth Dobbins LOWELL — A new grant will fund day time programming at the Lowell Transitional Living Center. The $33,333 from the Cummings Foundation was announced last month and will cover costs associated with opening the LTLC Daytime Engagement Center at the shelter on 193 Middlesex St. It’s set to become the first coll... Read More »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Recognizes Dedicated Lawrence Resident in Her Local Heroes Spotlight

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LOWELL, MA - Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) recognized Sabrina Paulino, a 2020 graduate from Emmanuel College and Patient Service Representative at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, in her Local Heroes Spotlight initiative for her dedication to helping others during the COVID-19 pandemic and for being a strong, empowering advocate for her community in Lawrence. “Sabrina represen... Read More »