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Congresswoman Lori Trahan Appointed to National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Committee

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WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier this evening [Tuesday, September 17], Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA) was named by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve on the conference committee for the FY20 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a bill that authorizes funding for the Department of Defense for the next fiscal year. In Rep. Trahan’s capacity as a conferee, she will represent both the House Education... Read more »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Marks One Year Anniversary of Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) marked the one year anniversary of the Merrimack Valley Gas explosions, which impacted the communities of Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover. The explosions damaged or destroyed over 130 homes and businesses, sent at least 20 people to the hospital, and claimed the life of 18-year-old Leonel Rondon. “Exactly one year ago today, unimagin... Read more »

Representatives Trahan and LaMalfa Lead Bipartisan Call For Additional Funding For Teaching Health Centers

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Lori Trahan (D-MA) and Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) lead a bipartisan call to increase funding for the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program. In a letter sent to House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone and Ranking Member Greg Walden, Representatives Trahan and LaMalfa thanked the committee for reauthorizing the THCGME p... Read more »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Announces $604,103 in Grant Funding for MA3 Communities Concord and Sudbury

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Lowell, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) announced two grants from the Department of Health and Human services which will be awarded to businesses in Concord and Sudbury. The first grant comes in the award amount of $304,258 and is titled the “Discovery of TrkC agonist antibodies for hearing loss.” The grant recipient is Zebra Biologics, Inc. of Concord, Massachusetts. Zebra Biologi... Read more »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Announces Nearly $1 million in Grants to Aid Fitchburg and Ashburnham Fire Departments, Massachusetts State Fire Training Academy

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ASHBURNHAM, FITCHBURG, and STOW, MA – Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded 2 fire departments and the Massachusetts State Fire Training Academy in Massachusetts’ Third Congressional District approximately $941,828 in federal grants. Ashburnham, MA – $206,191 for 26 firefighter breathing apparatus and a cardiac monitor. Fi... Read more »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Statement on Trump Administration Transferring Funds from U.S. Military Construction Accounts to Pay for Ineffective Border Wall

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LOWELL, MA -- Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA), a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued this statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to transfer $3.6 billion from military construction funds to pay for his border wall. “Diverting urgently-needed funding away from military construction projects that Congress has already authorized in order to build an ineffective, wasteful w... Read more »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Announces $300,000 In Funding for Fitchburg’s LUK Crisis Center

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Lowell, MA – Today Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) announced a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to the LUK Crisis Center, Inc in the amount of $300,000. “I am thrilled LUK will receive this critical funding to advance the important work they do on behalf of our community. With so many families torn apart by substance abuse and addiction, it is clear that local organ... Read more »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Announces $1,532,356 In Funding for MA3 Communities

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Lowell, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) announced three grants for MA3 communities totaling $1,532,356. The first grants announced by Congresswoman Trahan come in the amount of $70,000 and is awarded to the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission, under the direction of Karen Conard. The organization’s work has established economic development planning and strategies that support capi... Read more »

Representatives Trahan, Pressley Applaud Massachusetts Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) Reform Bill

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Boston, MA – Today, Representatives Lori Trahan (MA-03) and Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) applauded Massachusetts State Senator Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) and State Representative Alyson Sullivan (R-Abington) for their efforts to call attention to workplace sexual harassment and the role non-disclosure agreements (NDA’s) have played in silencing victims. This bipartisan legislation, S. 929, would bar th... Read more »

Representatives Trahan, Brown, and Stefanik Introduce the Bipartisan Fairness for Excepted Service Employees Act of 2019

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Washington, DC – Yesterday, Representatives Lori Trahan (D-MA), Anthony Brown (D-MD), and Elise Stefanik (R-NY) introduced the Bipartisan Fairness for Excepted Service Employees Act of 2019. This legislation would ensure that essential or “excepted” service employees would be eligible to receive unemployment compensation if there is a shutdown beginning on or after October 1, 2019. “The most basic... Read more »