Congressman Stephen F. Lynch, who represents parts of Dorchester in the Ninth district, has been named to chair the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service and the District of Columbia of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The subcommittee will give oversight to employees of federal departments, the postal service and " non-appropriation municipal affairs of the District of Columbia," his office said in a statement.
Lynch noted that his mother served as a postal clerk for 25 years and two of his sisters, his brother-in-law, and other relatives work for the USPS.
"This is a wonderful honor and I am thankful for this opportunity," said Lynch. "My family has had a long association with the U.S. Postal Service."
Lynch has been a member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee since he was elected to Congress in 2001. In addition to the chairing the subcommittee, Lynch also serves on the Subcommittee of National Security and Foreign Affairs, chaired by Massachusetts Congressman John Tierney. Along with his new responsibilities, Congressman Lynch will continue to serve as a member of the Committee on Financial Services.