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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 »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Joins Democratic Colleagues to Introduce Paycheck Fairness Legislation

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Washington, DC -- Today, 10 years after President Barack Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) joined with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and her Democratic colleagues to introduce the Paycheck Fairness Act. This legislation has been designated as H.R. 7. “In 2019 the gender pay gap should be a relic of the past. Unfortunately, with women still makin... Read more »

Representatives Lori Trahan (D-MA) and John Larson (D-CT) Introduce Landmark Social Security Proposal

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) joined with Congressman John Larson (D-CT), Chairman of the Ways & Means Social Security Subcommittee, and 200 of their colleagues to introduce the Social Security 2100 Act, a bill that increases Social Security’s vital benefits while making the system financially viable throughout the 21st century. “The Social Security program reflects o... Read more »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Introduces Legislation To Provide Unemployment Benefits To Essential Government Personnel

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) released the following statement after joining with Congressman Anthony Brown (MD-04) to introduce legislation to guarantee every federal employee can access unemployment benefits while President Trump and Senate Majority Leader McConnell keep the government shut down. The Department of Labor has issued guidance that essential workers are... Read more »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Named to Influential House Committee on Education and Labor

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) was named to the influential House Committee on Education and Labor. Trahan is the only Massachusetts representative serving on this Committee. This is the second announced committee assignment for Rep. Trahan, who last week was named to the powerful House Armed Services Committee (HASC). HASC subcommittee assignments are expected to be ... Read more »