Lynch chairs subcommittee on national security in House

Rep. Stephen F. Lynch

US Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, who represents large parts of Dorchester in the 8th Congressional district, has been named chair of the National Security Subcommittee, a subset of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, of which Lynch is a ranking member.

As chairman, Lynch will lead oversight efforts on national security, homeland security, foreign operations — including the relationships of the United States with other nations, immigration, defense and veterans.

“As chairman I vow to re-start active Congressional oversight of President Trump’s National Defense Strategy, which has been ill-defined and prone to sudden and erratic revision,” Lynch said in a statement last week. 

“I will ensure there is proper oversight related to the use of cyberespionage against US Government entities and the private sector, and I plan to start a robust oversight on pipeline safety and security as we have witnessed an alarming number of gas explosions across the country recently.  

“We have a lot of work to do, and I am prepared to get it done.”