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Trahan Statement on Vote to Secure Sick Days for Rail Workers, Avert Strike

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) issued the following statement after voting to secure seven days of paid sick leave for rail workers and prevent a strike that would cause a nationwide economic recession: “Railroad barons have built their multi-billion-dollar fortunes on the backs of overworked, underpaid workers for nearly 150 years. Every time rail workers have asked for...

Trahan Statement on New House Democratic Leadership

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) issued the following statement after the election of Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) as Minority Leader, Congresswoman Katherine Clark (MA-05) as Minority Whip, and Congressman Pete Aguilar (CA-31) as Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus: “Today’s leadership election is proof that the Democratic Caucus is listening to the American pe...

Congresswoman Trahan Announces Third District Winners for the 2022 Congressional App Challenge

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) announced Thais and Lucia Stanzione, sisters from Stow and students at Hale Middle School, as the winners of the Third District’s annual Congressional App Challenge (CAC). The sisters’ application, FreeCare MD, was selected by a panel of local judges from a pool of submissions from middle and high school students who participated in this ye...

Trahan, Casten Demand Answers from Musk on Future of Twitter Transparency Policies

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, and Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06) requested answers from Twitter CEO Elon Musk on the future of the company’s transparency policies and researcher access. “You have made public commitments to increase transparency and keep existing content mo...

Trahan, Lowenthal, Chabot Call for Transparency from the Met on Cambodian Art Collection

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), joined by Congressional Cambodia Caucus Co-Chairs and Co-Founders Representatives Alan Lowenthal (D-CA-47) and Steve Chabot (R-OH-01) sent a letter to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) requesting further information on the museum’s internal investigation into its Cambodian collection. The Met launched its investigation following complaint...

Trahan Statement on Speaker Pelosi’s Announcement

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) issued the following statement after Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement that she will not seek re-election as Leader of the House Democratic Caucus: “Our nation is stronger today because of the service of Speaker Pelosi. Over the past 35 years, no one has done more for workers, for women, for children, for LGTBQ+ individuals, or for our d...

Trahan blames GOP “extremism” for midterm losses

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Trahan blames GOP “extremism” for midterm losses By: Matt Murphy Even before Georgia voters decide a runoff election for U.S. Senate, Democrats ensured that they would retain control of that chamber in the new Congress after the Nevada Senate contest was called over the weekend for Catherine Cortez Masto. Now the focus shifts to the House, where Democrats have a possible, albeit narrow, path to ke...

Musk’s Twitter shake-up could deliver a critical blow to social media research

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Musk’s Twitter shake-up could deliver a critical blow to social media research By: Zeve Sanderson, Jonathan Nagler and Joshua A. Tucker In just one week, billionaire Elon Musk has made his mark as the new head of Twitter. He’s announced several product changes, including charging users $8 to be verified on the platform, reviving the short-form video product Vine, and shelving Twitter’s newsletter ...

Trahan Announces $4,875,000 in Federal Funding for Lowell Community Health Center

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) joined Lowell Community Health Center (CHC) CEO Susan West Levine, and other Lowell CHC executives to announce Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grants to provide direct patient services for new programs providing rapid HIV testing in community-based settings and support for refugee survivors of torture. The “Passage to Healing” pro...

Trahan Honors Long-Deserved Purple Heart Recipient

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) honored Mr. Frederick Thumith of Chelmsford by presenting and pinning him with his Purple Heart. It has been 53 years since his injuries in Vietnam and a decade since he started working on his Purple Heart request. With advocacy by Trahan’s office, Thumith’s long-deserved Purple Heart request was finally approved. “Today, we are finally properl...

Chelmsford Vietnam veteran honored with Purple Heart over 50 years after service

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Chelmsford Vietnam veteran honored with Purple Heart over 50 years after service By: Cameron Morsberger CHELMSFORD — While Frederick Thumith was deployed in Vietnam, the unthinkable happened: He was ambushed. While conducting a minesweep operation, the U.S. Army veteran’s convoy was struck by a mine, throwing him out of the truck. Enemy troops fired at him and his team, but Thumith survived, and h...

Lori Trahan delivers $5 million to Lowell Health Center to support refugees, HIV testing

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Lori Trahan delivers $5 million to Lowell Health Center to support refugees, HIV testing By: Melanie Gilbert LOWELL — Two major grants totaling nearly $5 million in federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services were awarded to the Lowell Community Health Center during an event attended by U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan on Thursday. The congresswoman has been on a whirlwind tour deliverin...

Trahan, state leaders highlight ARPA funding for Hudson plant

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Trahan, state leaders highlight ARPA funding for Hudson plant By: Caroline Gordon HUDSON – U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan, state Sen. Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) and state Rep. Kate Hogan (D-Stow) toured Hudson’s Chestnut Street PFAS treatment system on Oct. 11 to highlight $1 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, which will be used to upgrade the plant’s PFAS remediation capabilities. “...

Trahan, Carey, Porter, Stewart Unveil Bipartisan Legislation to Stop Online Suicide Assistance Forums

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WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, Representatives Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), Mike Carey (R-OH-15), Katie Porter (D-CA-45), and Chris Stewart (R-UT-02) introduced the Stop Online Suicide Assistance Forums Act, bipartisan legislation that will make it a felony offense for anyone who uses mail or interstate communications such as online forums to assist in another person’s attempt to die by suicide. The new le...

Trahan Announces $158.9 Million in Home Heating Assistance for Massachusetts Families

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced that Massachusetts has been awarded $158.9 million in federal funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance program (LIHEAP). The total funding amount announced today includes the $37 million increase approved in the recent government funding bill, as well as an allocation from...