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December 14, 2017

Salem News: After tumultuous year, Moulton hopes to take back the House in 2018

Salem News: After tumultuous year, Moulton hopes to take back the House in 2018 By: Ethan Forman SALEM — Congressman Seth Moulton says 2017 was “a tumultuous year,” given the upheaval in Washington, D.C., during the first year of the Trump administration. But it was also an exciting year for him personally, as he married his wife, Liz, in his hometown of Marblehead. It was a busy year, too. His district office closed 906 cases and recovered nearly $753,000 in denied or delayed benefits for … Continue Reading

December 05, 2017

Moulton Named Foreign Policy "Global Thinker"

Key Points: “He may have done four tours of duty in Iraq between 2003 and 2008, but Rep. Seth Moulton isn’t afraid to call out military leaders for mismanaging defense strategy and budgets or kowtowing to the president, even if it means challenging decorated eminences inside the Beltway. … “In 2017, Moulton emerged as a cool-headed foil to a capricious commander in chief — one possessing the military bona fides that Trump lacks. He recently opposed the troop increases in Afghanistan and … Continue Reading

November 12, 2017

Moulton Delivers "Courage in Peace" Sermon at Memorial Church

On Sunday, November 12, 2017, Congressman Seth Moulton delivered a sermon entitled "Courage in Peace" at the 85th Anniversary Commemoration of Benefactors and the War Dead service at Harvard University's Memorial Church. Full audio of the service is linked below. Congressman Moulton's remarks begin at approximately 1:02:30. Remarks as delivered: Before I get started I would just like to say a … Continue Reading

October 08, 2017

“How Many Innocent Americans Need to Die in Mass Shootings Like This Before We're Willing to Simply Have These Discussions?”

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) joined Congressman Scott Taylor (R-VA) for a kitchen table debate about gun reform with Martha Raddatz on ABC’s This Week. Moulton stressed the need for common sense measures that would address the public health crisis plaguing America - gun violence. Moulton is currently leading the only bipartisan effort to ban the manufacture, sale, and use of “bump stocks.” … Continue Reading

August 23, 2017

Honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice

The following article appeared in the Salem News on August 23, 2017: By Seth Moulton We have lost more than 6,700 American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, including more than 130 from here in Massachusetts -- brave men and women who sacrificed everything so the rest of us didn’t have to. In Iraq, I served with some of the best Americans I have ever met, and some of them lost their lives. Yet we have no place to gather -- as Marines, as families, or as a nation -- to honor their sacrifice and … Continue Reading

June 13, 2017

CNN: Moulton, House Dems to launch new national security task force

By Jeremy Herb, CNN (CNN) Sensing an opening on national security issues, House Democrats are launching a new effort to counter President Donald Trump's foreign policy. A trio of junior lawmakers with military and Pentagon experience will announce on Tuesday the formation of a new national security task force to push back on policies coming from congressional Republicans and the White House. The task force is being led by Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, a Marine Corps Iraq veteran … Continue Reading

May 21, 2017

The Eagle Tribune: Moulton, Priority is 'standing up to our president'

By Richard K. Lodge, Managing Editor NEWBURYPORT - Congressman Seth Moulton told a full school auditorium his top priority "has been standing up to our president" while continuing efforts to get bills passed by working across the aisle. "I think he's uniquely dangerous for our country," Moulton said of President Donald Trump. But Moulton, D-Salem, who was introduced to the crowd in the Nock Middle School auditorium Saturday by Mayor Donna Holaday, noted Trump signed into law last week a … Continue Reading

May 09, 2017

Wicked Local Saugus: At Town Hall, Rep. Moulton Calls for More Bipartisan Efforts

By: Wendall Waters Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) didn’t mince words on Saturday. The chances of getting bipartisan work done in Washington right now may be slim to none, he said, but lawmakers and citizens have to keep pushing to make it happen. And, his message resonated. During a packed town hall meeting at North Andover Middle School, Moulton fielded questions from a largely supportive audience about climate change, healthcare and regulations. One woman, a veteran who is now a graduate … Continue Reading

May 09, 2017

Newburyport Daily News: Moulton Plans Town Hall Meeting in Newburyport

NEWBURYPORT - Congressman Seth Moulton, D-Salem, will hold a town hall meeting Saturday, May 20, in the Nock Middle School auditorium. The event will start at 1 p.m. The school is at 70 Low St. So far this year, Moulton has hosted town hall meetings in Gloucester, Reading, Lynn and North Andover, with hundreds of people in attendance and thousands who have tuned in via livestream on his Facebook page. Moulton makes his town hall events accessible online and in real time for those who cannot … Continue Reading

May 02, 2017

Boston Herald: Herald Report on VA Errors Raises Concerns with Seth Moulton

By: Jack Encarnacao U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton — alarmed by a Herald special report showing that the Boston VA benefits office bungled one in six traumatic brain injury claims — is calling for the House Veterans Affairs Committee to “fully examine” the issue, and is concerned the problem could extend nationwide. In a letter sent yesterday to committee chairman Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.), Moulton — a former Marine officer — wrote that he is “concerned that this issue is not unique to the Boston VARO … Continue Reading

April 26, 2017

The Salem News: Moulton to Host Town Hall Meeting in North Andover May 6

SALEM — Salem Congressman Seth Moulton has planned a town hall meeting in North Andover May 6. Town hall meetings are open to the public, and constituents are encouraged to ask Moulton questions about any issues on their minds. Moulton's town hall in Lynn last month attracted more than 500 people, according to a statement from his office. The event was also streamed live on the congressman's Facebook page. The North Andover meeting will take place at noon in the Veterans Memorial Auditorium … Continue Reading

April 25, 2017

Wicked Local Beverly: Moulton District Rep to Hold Beverly office hours

By Staff Writer Earlier this year, Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) announced that his district representatives would hold office hours in all 39 cities and towns in the Sixth District in 2017. Office hours will provide constituents an opportunity to visit with Moulton’s team of district representatives outside of normal business hours and in their own community so that Moulton’s team can assist with casework or other issues. “We recognize that people are incredibly busy and that getting to … Continue Reading

April 25, 2017

The Boston Globe: The New Democrats Bring their Pitch to Boston

By: Scott Lehigh WOULD THEY meet with the president? During the presidencies of Gerald Ford or Ronald Reagan or George H.W. Bush or George W. Bush, it would have been an easy question with an obvious answer. But no longer. When Jim Brett, president and CEO of the New England Council, posed the query to the four New Democrat US representatives pitching their brand of pragmatic, pro-growth politics at a forum in Boston this week, all felt the need to justify their answers. Which tells you a lot … Continue Reading

April 22, 2017

Real Time with Bill Maher Overtime Segment

Bill and his guests - Rep. Seth Moulton, David Miliband, S.E. Cupp and Arwa Damon - answer viewer questions after the show. Watch the overtime segment … Continue Reading

April 21, 2017

Commonwealth Magazine: The Codcast, Moulton doesn't mince words

By Commonwealth staff The phrase “mealy-mouthed politician” often seems redundant, so closely do we associate political figures with an aversion to direct answers that cut through the usual fog. That does not describe Seth Moulton, the second-term Democratic congressman from Salem. Moulton answers questions with a degree of candor that is refreshing and sometimes jarring. When CommonWealth sat down with him for this Conversation interview in November 2014, just after his election, Moulton … Continue Reading

April 20, 2017

The Salem News: Our view, Moving Beyond your Father's Commuter Rail

Circle May 2 on your calendar. That’s the date MBTA representatives will be at Beverly City Hall at 6:30 p.m. to talk about the planned suspension of weekend commuter rail service on the Gloucester and Newburyport branches this summer. They’ll explain the reasons for the shutdown - scheduled to run from July 8 to Sept. 30 - and presumably will hear questions and comments from patrons and their representatives on Beacon Hill. The reason for the suspension of service is not only wise - … Continue Reading

April 14, 2017

The New York Times: A Giant U.S. Bomb Carries an Even Bigger Message

By Eric Schmitt, Helene Cooper, and C.J. Chivers WASHINGTON — The bomb that the United States dropped on an Islamic State cave complex in Afghanistan on Thursday was big — at 22,000 pounds, the most powerful conventional weapon in the American arsenal. Arguably, even bigger were the messages it sent, whether by design or not. To potential adversaries like Syria and North Korea, the bombing could signal deterrence. For the American public, it underscored the Pentagon’s more aggressive stance … Continue Reading

April 13, 2017

The Salem News: Moulton Calls for Long-Term Strategy after US Strike in Afghanistan

By Staff Writers SALEM — Congressman Seth Moulton, D-Salem, again urged for a comprehensive, long-term strategy after U.S. forces dropped "the mother of all bombs" on Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan on Thursday. “I have every reason to trust General Nicholson in his decision to employ this particular bomb, but let's not confuse this tactic for a strategy that will lead to long-term success in Afghanistan," said Moulton in a statement. "What we need is a comprehensive, integrated … Continue Reading

April 13, 2017

Commonwealth Magazine: Moulton Pushes North-South Rail Link

By Michael Jonas US Rep. Seth Moulton has a very different way of describing the North-South Rail Link, which would connect Boston’s two commuter rail stations by underground tunnel: He calls it the one truly ‘transformative project on the table today.’ Moulton made his case on Thursday to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, calling the rail link a ‘visionary’ endeavor that would inject vitality into the regional economy, prevent gridlock on area roads, and help address economic … Continue Reading

April 10, 2017

CNN: Moulton questions Trump's Syria strategy in light of refugee stance

By: Melissa Mahtani A Democratic lawmaker and Iraq War veteran is questioning President Donald Trump's strategy in Syria, particularly in the context of Trump's opposition to allowing Syrian refugees to come to the US. Hours after the US strike against a Syrian airfield, Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Massachusetts, tweeted, "So @POTUS cares enough about the Syrian people to launch 50 Tomahawks but not enough to let the victims of Assad find refuge & freedom here." Trump, who frequently warned … Continue Reading

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