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Marking LRTA’s Return to Full Service, Trahan Highlights Nearly $5 Million in Recent Federal Funding During Tour of New Buses

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) toured a new bus purchased by the Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA) to mark its return to full service on August 31st. During the tour, Trahan highlighted the $4,976,013 in federal funding from two separate grants for bus and bus facility upgrades, which was used to pay for the new buses, and for COVID-19 relief. “As someone who grew up ... Read more »

Massachusetts Lawmakers Hail USDA Decision to Extend School Nutrition Waivers Through December

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Representatives James P. McGovern (MA-02), William Keating (MA-09), Joseph P. Kennedy III (MA-04), Katherine Clark (MA-05), Seth Moulton (MA-06), and Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), hailed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) decision to extend school nutrition waivers that were... Read more »

Massachusetts Delegation Calls for an Independent DoD Watchdog Investigation into the Death of Sergeant Elder Fernandes

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Massachusetts Delegation Calls for an Independent DoD Watchdog Investigation into the Death of Sergeant Elder Fernandes Text of Letter (PDF) Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), 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), Cha... Read more »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Applauds $854,147 in Federal Grant Funding to the Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) announced $854,147 in federal grant funding to the Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley. The grant, distributed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will be used to support programs for those living with dementia in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Lowell. “Between the dedicated caregivers at the Elder Servic... Read more »

Trahan, Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Condemn Russian Aggression Toward U.S. Troops

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), along with Representatives Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI-8), Paul Mitchell (R-MI-10), Don Bacon (R-NE-2), Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA-39), Kendra Horn (D-OK-5), Elaine Luria (D-VA-2), Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11), Adam Smith (D-WA-9) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM-2), issued the following statement after news reports indicated a Russian vehicle i... Read more »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Votes to Save the Postal Service

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) cast her vote in support H.R. 8015, the Delivering for America Act, bipartisan legislation to rescue the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) from devastating cuts in service that are harming working families, veterans, seniors, and small businesses, as well as threatening the viability and effectiveness of the USPS. “President Trump’s attempts to po... Read more »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Announces $400,000 in CARES Act Funding for the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) announced the awarding of $400,000 in CARES Act funding for the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission (MVPC) of Haverhill, Massachusetts. The funding, disbursed by the U.S. Economic Development Administration's (EDA) CARES Act Recovery Assistance Program, will be used to support the small businesses and communities of the Merrimack Valley as the... Read more »

Trahan, Joyce Lead Letter Urging President Trump to Lower Flags to Half-Staff for Substance Use Disorder Victims

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LOWELL, MA – On Monday, Representatives Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) and John Joyce (R-PA-13) led a bipartisan letter along with 37 of their colleagues urging President Trump to lower American flags to half-staff on August 31, 2020 in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day. “This month, we will observe International Overdose Awareness Day, which is held in remembrance of the lives lost due to the ... Read more »

Sens. Warren and Markey, Rep. Trahan Call on Expected New Brooks Brothers Owner to Maintain Haverhill Manufacturing Jobs

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Text of Letter (PDF) Boston, MA - Today, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) sent a letter to the expected new owner of Brooks Brothers asking that the company keep open the Southwick facility in Haverhill, Massachusetts. The recent bankruptcy of Brooks Brothers terminated the jobs of more than 400 jobs at the facility, and many of these... Read more »

Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Requests FEMA's Plans to Centralize and Stabilize the Supply and Distribution Chains for PPE

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Letter Reiterates Ongoing Concerns Regarding Access to Equipment Needed to Protect Frontline Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic Text of Letter (PDF) Boston, MA - 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 ... Read more »