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Representative Lori Trahan and Mike Kelly’s Legislation to Incentivize Retirement Fund Enrollment for Small Business Employees Passes House

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan’s (D-MA-03) Small Employer Retirement Savings Auto-Enrollment Credit Act passed the House of Representatives as a part of the larger Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act. The Small Employer Retirement Savings Auto-Enrollment Credit Act was originally introduced by Representatives Trahan and Mike Kelly (R-PA-16) in Marc... Read more »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Marks 100 Days in Office, Highlights Progress Being Made for Hardworking Families Across Massachusetts

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) marked 100 days as a Member of the 116th Congress, highlighting legislative progress on core pillars of her campaign promises. “In 100 days, the House has wasted no time addressing important issues like background checks for gun purchases, expanding and protecting voting rights, restoring the open internet, protecting the Affordable Care ... Read more »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Votes To Restore Net Neutrality Protections

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) voted in favor of the Save The Internet Act, H.R. 1644. This bill will reverse the repeal by President Trump’s FCC of critical net neutrality protections. “The Trump Administration’s decision to terminate net neutrality protections last year was a disaster from the beginning. The internet is an indispensable part of American life and econ... Read more »

Representatives Lori Trahan and Mike Kelly Introduce Legislation to Incentivize Retirement Fund Enrollment for Small Business Employees

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) and Congressman Mike Kelly (R-PA-16) introduced legislation to bolster automatic enrollment in 401(k) retirement plans for small businesses. “Small businesses and their employees are the lifeblood of the American economy, and the engine driving growth in cities and towns across Massachusetts. There were 1.5 million Bay Staters employed by... Read more »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Announces $745,000 in Federal Grant Funding for Community Development Organizations

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Lowell, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) announced $745,000 in federal grants for three community development organizations serving Massachusetts’ 3rd Congressional District as members of the national NeighborWorks network. The funds have been awarded to the Coalition for a Better Acre in Lowell, MA ($232,000), Lawrence CommunityWorks in Lawrence, MA ($292,000), and NewVue Communiti... Read more »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Announces $181,804 in Federal Grant Funding for UMass Lowell

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Lowell, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) announced $181,804 in federal grant funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The funding will support a project entitled "Collaborative Research: Understanding the Impacts of Automated Vehicles on Traffic Flow Using Empirical Data.” “I am thrilled that UMass Lowell was named as a recipient ... Read more »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Votes to Advance Bill Gradually Increasing the Minimum Wage to $15 by 2024

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) voted to advance the Raise the Wage Act, a proposal that would give 17,000 people in Massachusetts’ 3rd district a raise. The bill would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 in 2024, index future minimum wage increases to median wage growth, and ensure all workers are paid at least the full federal minimum wage by phasing out the sub... Read more »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Introduces Paid Family Leave Legislation

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Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) joined with nearly 200 of her colleagues in the House and Senate to introduce the Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act. This legislation would create a national program to help meet the needs of mothers and fathers and people with serious personal or family health issues through a shared fund that makes paid leave affordabl... Read more »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Joins Colleagues to Introduce Green New Deal Legislation

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) joined with Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and over 60 of their colleagues to introduce Green New Deal legislation. “Climate change is real. It is an existential threat to our country and our planet. Every day that passes without Congress taking swift, bold action to tackle this issue is a ... Read more »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Introduces Legislation To Ease Burden of Student Loan Debt

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), along with 100 of her colleagues, introduced a bipartisan bill to provide much needed relief to young people struggling with student loan debt. The bill would provide financial assistance to Americans struggling to pay off college debt by making employer-provided student loan payments tax exempt up to $5,250 a year—similar to tax exempt... Read more »