Rep. Stephen Lynch

Representative from Massachusetts’s 8th District, Democrat

Lynch, a Democrat, has been the representative for Massachusetts's 8th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

He was previously the representative for Massachusetts's 9th congressional district (2001-2012).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Lynch has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Lynch is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Lynch for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Stephen Lynch sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Lynch sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (27%) Finance and Financial Sector (18%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Health (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Housing and Community Development (6%) Law (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Lynch’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Lynch’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5461: Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act
Sep 21, 2016. Passed.
No H.R. 5278: PROMESA
Jun 9, 2016. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2017: Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015
Feb 12, 2016. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 880: American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2015
May 20, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Oct 2001 to Sep 2016, Lynch missed 413 of 10,654 roll call votes, which is 3.9%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 2 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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