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Trahan Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bill to Provide Free School Meals to All Students During COVID-19 Pandemic

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LOWELL, MA – On Thursday, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, joined with House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) to introduce legislation to make all students eligible for free school meals during the 2020-2021 school year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pandemic Child Hunger Prevention Act would al... Read more »

Trahan, Schakowsky, Durbin, Duckworth Introduce Bill to Support School-Based Mentoring Programs

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) introduced the Mentoring to Succeed Act, legislation that increases support for school-based mentoring programs in order to help at-risk youth thrive in their schools, careers, and life. The bill would invest in mentoring programs that help students overcome adversity and trauma and develop the workforce... Read more »

Congresswoman Trahan Announces MA-03 Wins in Government Funding Package Voted Out of the House

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) supported passage of H.R. 7617, a major funding package that included a number of important victories for Massachusetts families. The package contained proposals Trahan successfully advocated for to support the communities of the Merrimack Valley affected by the gas explosions, to protect COVID relief funds for public schools, and to pressu... Read more »

Congressional Delegation Announces $2.95M in Grants To Massachusetts Fire Departments

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Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) along with Representatives Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), James P. McGovern (D-MA-02), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), William Keating (D-MA-09), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) announced $2,952,665 in Federal ... Read more »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Applauds $1.4 Million in Federal Grants Awarded to the University of Massachusetts Lowell

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LOWELL, MA - Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) applauded the $1,475,843 in federal funding, dispersed in the form of two federal grants, awarded to the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and will be used to help further health and safety training programs at the University. “Ensuring that our workers are well train... Read more »

Trahan Secures House Vote on Key Proposals to Protect Funding for Public Schools and Ensure Safe Return to School

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, announced that the House of Representatives will be voting on proposals she offered as amendments to a major funding package under consideration in the House this week. Set to be adopted just weeks before school is scheduled to resume, Trahan’s proposals will prevent the diversion of cor... Read more »

Trahan, House Take Bold Action to Ensure Access to Safe and Affordable Child Care for Families in Need

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) supported passage of both the Child Care is Essential Act and the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act, two urgently-needed bills to provide child care relief for families and providers and, in turn, support the safe reopening of the U.S. economy. “The evidence becomes clearer by the day that working parents cannot return to their jobs with... Read more »

Trahan, Sanders Lead Introduction of Masks for All Act to Curb Deadly Coronavirus Surge

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WASHINGTON, DC – As COVID-19 infections continue to surge across America and nearly 30 states impose public mask-wearing requirements, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and over three dozen of their Democratic colleagues in the Senate and House introduced lifesaving legislation today to manufacture and distribute high-quality, reusable masks to everyone in America.... Read more »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Announces Congressional App Challenge for Third Congressional District

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LOWELL, MA -- Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan announced the Congressional App Challenge (CAC) is now open for students in the Third Congressional District of Massachusetts. “I am thrilled to invite students to participate in this year’s Congressional App Challenge. Now, more than ever, we need our students to lean in to the technologies that are guiding our future,” said Congresswoman Trahan. “I ... Read more »

Congreswoman Lori Trahan Announces $665K in Federal Funding for Lowell Community Health Center

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan applauded the awarding of $665,000 in federal funding to support the Lowell Community Health Center. The funding, to be dispersed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, will be used to reduce health disparities of the Southeast Asian and LatinX populations of Lowell. “Racial disparities continue to persist across our health care system and... Read more »