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Congressman Lynch Named Top Democrat to Key Oversight Subcommittee

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Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (MA-9) was named Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy for the 112th Congress. The announcement was made yesterday by the Committee's Ranking Member, Representative Elijah Cummings (MD-7).

As Ranking Member, Lynch will serve as the leading Democrat and have a pivotal role on matters affecting the federal work force, the future of the United States Postal Service and national labor policy. The Subcommittee is part of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the main investigative committee of the House of Representatives.

"From restoring the financial stability of the Postal Service to overseeing national labor policy, this Subcommittee has jurisdiction over some very urgent matters, and I am eager to tackle those issues in the 112th congress," Subcommittee Ranking Member Stephen Lynch said. "I am thankful for this opportunity and look forward to working with Ranking Member Cummings and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle on these important oversight issues."

"I am very pleased to have Stephen Lynch as the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy," said Cummings. "During a time when our government spending and services must be as efficient and effective as possible, Congressman Lynch brings an incredible blue-collar work ethic to a Subcommittee which will require a consistent, unwavering effort. He not only has experience as a legislator, but as a worker who knows the feeling of punching a time clock every day. I know he will ensure that our nation continues to deliver a good day's pay and demand a good day of work. As well, his knowledge of the Postal Service will be irreplaceable during the ongoing debate on the services offered and the continuing economic stability of that organization. I look forward to working with Congressman Lynch this session, and to learning from his experiences."

Congressman Lynch has been a member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee since he was elected to Congress in 2001. In addition to serving as Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy, Congressman Lynch also serves on the Subcommittee of National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations and the Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform. Congressman Lynch will continue to serve as a member of the Committee on Financial Services.

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