Rep. Stephen Lynch grew up in Boston’s public housing, worked for nearly 20 years as a structural iron worker, became a labor leader, an attorney, and now represents Massachusett’s 8th District in the House of Representatives, a seat he has held since 2001. Prior to his tenure, Congressman Lynch served in both chambers of the Massachusetts state legislature and was the youngest-ever president of the Iron Workers Local 7 union, a position he held while earning his undergraduate degree. In Congress, Rep. Lynch currently serves on the Committees on Financial Services, Oversight and Government Reform, and Transportation and Infrastructure. He has been on the Oversight Committee throughout his time in Congress and considers it a major focus of his work.
Rep. Lynch has proven himself a strong ally on J Street issues. In the last two Congresses, he boasts a 100% record on J Street-supported legislative vehicles. In 2021-2022, he signed the Rep. Jamie Raskin-led letter urging the Senate to lift the hold on Palestinian aid, as well as the Two-State Solution Act, led by Rep. Andy Levin. In the 118th Congress, he cosponsored the Schakowsky-Kuster-led H.Con.Res.61, underlining the importance of democracy at home and in Israel as well as the DeLauro, Schakowsky, McGovern letter in March urging the Biden administration to prevent Israel’s government from damaging democracy. He has also cosponsored H.R.3103, the Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act, introduced by Rep. McCollum.