In the News

Key Mass. lawmakers demand answers from J&J on children’s Tylenol and Motrin shortages

| Posted in In the News

Key Mass. lawmakers demand answers from J&J on children’s Tylenol and Motrin shortages By: Dana Gerber  Rep. Pressley, Sen. Warren, and others are calling on the drug company to detail why it’s so hard right now to find their children’s cold medicines on drugstore shelves. Four members of Massachusetts’ congressional delegation are pushing for answers from drug-making giant…

Lori Trahan plays rainmaker

| Posted in In the News

Lori Trahan plays rainmaker By: Staff Report  U.S. REP. Lori Trahan continues to make good on her promises to invest in 3rd Congressional District projects, recently securing $20.7 million in federal funding for community projects across the district. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, passed the House and Senate, was signed into law by President Joe Biden on Dec. 29. It’s…

Fitchburg State theater project gets $2 million in federal funding

| Posted in In the News

Fitchburg State theater project gets $2 million in federal funding By: Matthew Bruun FITCHBURG — Fitchburg State University’s downtown theater restoration project has received $2 million in federal support thanks to the efforts of the regional congressional delegation. The funds will go toward the development of a “black box” theater to be constructed adjacent to the main theater…

Rep. Trahan on McCarthy's failed attempts to become House speaker

| Posted in In the News

Rep. Trahan on McCarthy's failed attempts to become House speaker By: Dan Guzman and Rupa Shenoy Members of the U.S. House will try again Wednesday to elect a speaker. Republican Kevin McCarthy of California failed on Tuesday to get a majority on three ballots because a small group in his own party blocked his nomination. For more on what it's like to be inside the House…

New Law, Pushed by Trahan, Establishes Pilot Program to Prepare Experts for Next Pandemic

| Posted in In the News

New Law, Pushed by Trahan, Establishes Pilot Program to Prepare Experts for Next Pandemic By: WHAV News Staff A new federal law, Bolstering Infectious Outbreaks (BIO) Preparedness Workforce Act, seeks to ensure the U.S. is never caught off guard again as it was during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, Congresswoman Lori Trahan, a co-founder of the bipartisan Pandemic Preparedness…

Lori Trahan celebrates passage of Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Reauthorization Act

| Posted in In the News

Lori Trahan celebrates passage of Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Reauthorization Act By: Shane Rhodes  The U.S. has long faced a mental health crisis, a problem that has been exacerbated in recent years, in part because of COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions. Often stigmatized, it can prove difficult for those that struggle with their mental health to find the necessary resources…

Trahan Secures Renewal of Federal Youth Suicide Prevention Act

| Posted in In the News

Trahan Secures Renewal of Federal Youth Suicide Prevention Act By: WHAV News Staff  A youth suicide prevention bill, championed by Congresswoman Lori Trahan was signed into law by President Joe Biden last Friday as part of the year-end omnibus package. Trahan a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, hailed the passage of the Garrett Lee Smith…

Federal Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Strengthen Title IX

| Posted in In the News

Federal Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Strengthen Title IX By: Amanda Christovich On Tuesday, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Rep. Alma Adams (D-N.C.) introduced a bill called “The Fair Play for Women Act” that would, in effect, make the NCAA subject to Title IX for the first time.  Title IX, which turned 50 in June, requires that any institution of higher education that…

Mass. leaders react to Jan. 6 criminal referrals: 'Trump must never again hold public office'

| Posted in In the News

Mass. leaders react to Jan. 6 criminal referrals: 'Trump must never again hold public office' By: CBS/AP WASHINGTON - The House Jan. 6 committee is urging the Justice Department to bring criminal charges against former President Donald Trump and his allies. It is finishing its investigation of the violent 2021 Capitol insurrection with what lawmakers call a "roadmap to…

State to get more federal money for sewer outfalls

| Posted in In the News

State to get more federal money for sewer outfalls By: Christian M. Wade  BOSTON — Massachusetts could be getting a windfall of federal funding to fix aging outfalls that spew sewage into the Merrimack River and other waterways. A two-year reauthorization of the $38 billion Water Resources Development Act, which is tucked into a military spending bill approved by Congress last…