Congresswoman Lori Trahan Marks 100 Days in Office, Highlights Progress Being Made for Hardworking Families Across Massachusetts
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 Act, paycheck fairness, ending domestic violence, and supporting our veterans. There is more work to be done. In the next 100 days we will lead on raising the minimum wage, investing in our crumbling infrastructure, protecting access to affordable health care options, and much more,” said Rep. Trahan.
Rep. Trahan 100 Day Legislative wins:
Rep. Trahan Introduced Legislation:
House committees have already held more than 25 health care hearings and markups, reporting 13 bills out of committee to lower health costs and prescription drug prices including the Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions and Making Health Care More Affordable Act (H.R. 1884), which would lower health insurance premiums for an estimated 13 million Americans. House Committees have also already held more than 35 hearings on America’s infrastructure needs, and the Rebuild America’s Schools Act (H.R.865) already reported out of the Education and Labor Committee.
As Massachusetts’ only Member of the House Education and Labor Committee, Rep. Trahan has been a vocal and engaged advocate for students and workers across the Commonwealth.
As a Member of the Education and Labor Committee, Rep. Trahan has voted to:
“As someone who grew up in a working-class family, I know the importance of quality public education and affordable pathways for higher education. As the daughter of a union ironworker, I know the importance of fighting for better wages, quality health care, and secure pensions. I am proud to have played a role in the work that the Education and Labor Committee has done to support these priorities and look forward to continuing the fight,” said Rep. Trahan.
Rep. Trahan Around the District:
In addition to conducting dozens of meetings, tours, and other events relating to education, local economic development, and workforce training [further details about these visits available upon request], Rep. Trahan remains committed to the work of ending the addiction crisis that is ravaging Massachusetts and the nation. In February, she joined the bipartisan Freshman Working Group on Addiction. This group will act as a catalyst for change and to advocate for policies and resources necessary to assist communities in need. She hosted a roundtable in Methuen to bring together law enforcement, first responders, health care providers, social workers, and those working in treatment and recovery to see how the federal government can help. Among the topics discussed were policing grants, more beds for quality treatment, and more supports for those in long-term recovery.