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Congresswoman Lori Trahan Applauds $833K in Federal Grant Funding to YWCA of Northeastern Massachusetts and the Center for Hope and Healing

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) applauded the awarding of $833,787 in federal grant funding from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women to the YWCA of Northeastern Massachusetts in Lawrence and the Center for Hope and Healing (CHH) in Lowell. “Cases of domestic violence, harassment, and stalking are alarmingly on the rise. That means women and families a... Read More »

Trahan, Morelle Introduce Legislation to Increase Workers’ Access to Apprenticeship Programs

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Representatives Lori Trahan (MA-03) and Joseph D. Morelle (NY-25), both members of the House Education and Labor Committee, introduced legislation to provide workers with more opportunities to enroll in valuable apprenticeship programs. “Apprenticeships are essential to workers’ ability to strengthen their skills and increase their value in the workplace – two things that will... Read More »

Trahan, Colleagues Pass Legislation to Secure Rights of Pregnant Workers

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), the sole Massachusetts Representative on the House Education and Labor Committee, supported passage of H.R. 2694, the Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act, a bipartisan proposal that secures pregnant workers’ right to reasonable accommodations. “As someone who worked full time while pregnant with both of my daughters, I could not imagine having ... Read More »

Trahan Praises Passage of Bills to Desegregate Schools

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), the only Massachusetts member of Congress on the House Education and Labor Committee, praised the passage of two pieces of legislation, the Strength and Diversity Act and the Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act, designed to support local communities in their efforts to desegregate public schools and take meaningful steps toward ensuring e... Read More »

Massachusetts Lawmakers Announce $21 Million Federal Grant for I-495/I-90 Interchange Improvements Project

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chairmen Richard E. Neal (MA-01) and James P. McGovern (MA-02), and Representatives Katherine Clark (MA-05), and Joseph P. Kennedy III (MA-04) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a $21 million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Deve... Read More »

Trahan, Moulton, Speier Request Inclusion of Servicemember Mental Health and Suicide Provisions in Final NDAA Conference Agreement

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LOWELL, MA – Today, House Armed Services Committee Members Lori Trahan (MA-03), Seth Moulton (MA-06), and Jackie Speier (CA-14), along with 22 of their colleagues, sent a letter to House and Senate Armed Service Committee leaders requesting that they retain critical mental health and suicide prevention provisions in the final NDAA agreement. The provisions are a sizable step forward in reducing th... Read More »

$21M federal funding announced for I-495/I-90 interchange improvements

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$21M federal funding announced for I-495/I-90 interchange improvements Washington (Senate.gov) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chairmen Richard E. Neal (MA-01) and James P. McGovern (MA-02), and Representatives Katherine Clark (MA-05), Joseph P. Kennedy III (MA-04), and Lori Trahan (MA-03) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has aw... Read More »

Spinning in Lowell: City seeks to keep Sox affiliate

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Spinning in Lowell: City seeks to keep Sox affiliate By: Marisa Ingemi For the Lowell Spinners, the former textile manufacturing city's minor league baseball team, Covid-19 stole their 25th anniversary season. But the team is in danger of losing more than just that: It's widely considered to be in the crosshairs of cuts Major League Baseball is planning for minor league affiliates. Around 25 perce... Read More »

Trahan, Speier, Brown, Cisneros, Crow, Escobar, Gallego, Haaland Urge NDAA Conferees to Retain Provisions to Address Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, and Domestic Violence in the Military

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Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-3), Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Chair of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee; and Reps. Anthony Brown (MD-4), Vice Chair of the House Armed Service Committee; Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39); Jason Crow (CO-6); Veronica Escobar (TX-16); Ruben Gallego (AZ-7); and Deb Haaland (NM-1) led two letters urging the Chairmen and ... Read More »

A Shining Light in Dark Times

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A Shining Light in Dark Times It can be easy to take for granted the natural beauty of Massachusetts in our everyday lives. Too often, we find ourselves rushing between work and family commitments, especially during this moment where the boundaries between work and home life are increasingly blurred. It’s difficult to make time for a trip to enjoy the outdoors or even to take a breath of fresh air... Read More »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Applauds $30,000 in Federal Grant Funding to the Devens Fire Department

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LOWELL, MA - Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) applauded the awarding of $30,184.76 in federal grant funding to the Devens Fire Department through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. The funding will be used to purchase protective gear, a washer and dryer, and a thermal imaging camera. “The Devens Fire Depar... Read More »

Ten House lawmakers urge Esper to restore funding for Stars and Stripes

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Ten House lawmakers urge Esper to restore funding for Stars and Stripes By: Wyatt Olson A group of House lawmakers expressed “strong opposition” to a planned funding cut for the Stars and Stripes news organization in a Wednesday letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper. “Beyond serving as a reminder of home, the journalists at Stars and Stripes provide over 1 million daily readers with unfiltered ne... Read More »

$400,000 comes to Valley to help small businesses

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$400,000 comes to Valley to help small businesses By: Mike LaBella HAVERHILL — Help is on the way to Greater Haverhill businesses that are struggling, even fighting to survive during the pandemic. The Merrimack Valley Planning Commission has received $400,000 from the federal government CARES Act to help those businesses. Congresswoman Lori Trahan said the money, which is disbursed by the U.S. Eco... Read More »

Trahan Requests EPA Change CSO Grant Guidelines for Merrimack River

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Trahan Requests EPA Change CSO Grant Guidelines for Merrimack River By: Bill Kirk Members of Congress from Massachusetts and New Hampshire joined forces Thursday to write a letter to the EPA seeking more money to clean up the Merrimack River. Rep. Lori Trahan, D-Lowell, was joined by Congressman Seth Moulton, D-Salem, and New Hampshire Congressman Chris Pappas, D-Manchester, and Congresswoman Anni... Read More »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Applauds Nearly $600k in Federal Funding Awarded to the University of Massachusetts Lowell

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) applauded the awarding of $595,080 in federal grant funding to the University of Massachusetts Lowell by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The first grant, totaling $455,096, will be used to support the university’s MRI: Development of a Calibration System for Stereophotogrammetry to Enable Large-Scale Measurement and Monitoringproject. Th... Read More »