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Trahan Statement on Passage of War Powers Resolution

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, released this statement following her vote in support of the War Powers Resolution. “For too long, Congress has allowed presidents to bring us to the brink of war without congressional approval. The trend of Congress ceding war powers to the President didn’t start with Donald Trump, but his handli... Read more »

Trahan Statement on Airstrike in Iraq Against High-Level Iranian Military Officials

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued this statement after the Trump Administration conducted a deadly airstrike targeting Iranians and Iraqis at the Baghdad International Airport: “Qasem Soleimani was unquestionably an evil man with the blood of countless American servicemembers and innocent civilians on his hands. It’s impera... Read more »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Announces $1.4 Million Federal Grant for Lowell Community Teamwork Inc.’s YouthBuild program

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) announced a $1,440,000 federal grant for Lowell Community Teamwork Inc.’s YouthBuild program. The grant will support programs that help young people learn occupational skills in construction, health care, information technology, and hospitality. YouthBuild participants assist with building or rehabilitating affordable housing in their communi... Read more »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Statement on Passage of Legislation to Restore the SALT Deduction to Provide Relief to Massachusetts Families

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WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, Representative Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) voted in favor of H.R. 5377, the Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act. This bill would eliminate the marriage penalty this year and eliminate the SALT deduction cap for 2020 and 2021. The SALT deduction cap disproportionality impacts Massachusetts families. Additionally, the bill increases from $250 to $500 the tax deduc... Read more »

Representatives Trahan and Moulton Introduce Legislation to Protect Essex National Heritage Area

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Washington, DC —Today, Representatives Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) and Seth Moulton (D-MA-06) introduced the Essex National Heritage Area Permanency Act. The bill would eliminate the funding authorization sunset provision and the total funding cap for the Essex National Heritage Area. On September 30, 2021, the Essex National Heritage Area’s authorization is set to sunset—meaning Essex Heritage will exi... Read more »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Votes in Favor of Ambitious Proposal to Lower the Cost of Prescription Drugs

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), a Member of the Education and Labor Committee, voted in favor of H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drugs Costs Now Act. This legislation is an ambitious proposal to cut the cost of prescription drugs for all Americans. The final bill contained an amendment from Congresswoman Trahan to provide transparency and accountability regarding ... Read more »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Statement on Passage of FY20 NDAA Conference Report

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), a Member of the House Armed Services Committee and FY20 NDAA Conferee, voted in favor of sweeping defense legislation. In it she secured several key wins for Massachusetts. “This year’s National Defense Authorization Act is a step forward for the national security and economic security of the American people. We’ve provided our men and w... Read more »

Representative Lori Trahan Announces Economic Development Grant for Project in Merrimack Valley

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Washington, DC – Today, Representative Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a $37,500 federal grant to the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission (MVPC). The grant was awarded through the EDA’s Local Technical Assistance grant program. The $37,500 EDA grant awarded to the MVPC will support the development of a comprehensive online data c... Read more »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Announces “Holiday Cards for Heroes” Program

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Lowell, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) launched her first “Holiday Cards for Heroes” program for the 2019 holiday season. Constituents in Massachusetts’ Third Congressional District are invited to drop off holiday cards for military servicemembers at Congresswoman Lori Trahan’s office in Lowell, starting today through Friday, December 13, 2019. Holiday cards should be placed in enve... Read more »

Representatives Trahan, McKinley, Rose, and Simpson Announce Formation of the Save Minor League Baseball Task Force

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WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Representatives Lori Trahan (D-MA), David McKinley (R-WV), Max Rose (D-NY), and Mike Simpson (R-ID) announced the official formation of the bipartisan Save Minor League Baseball Task Force. At the group’s inaugural meeting, interested Members heard from Minor League Baseball (MiLB) President Pat O’Conner and several Minor League team owners. The group discussed strategy... Read more »