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August 27, 2021

Congressman responds to critics of his secret trip to Afghanistan

CNN's Chris Cuomo talks with Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) about his recent trip to Kabul and how he feels about those who are criticizing him for it. Watch clip … Continue Reading

August 19, 2021

Rep. Seth Moulton Shares A Veteran's Perspective On Afghanistan

As the fallout from Afghanistan continues, many veterans are speaking out. One of those is Rep. Seth Moulton, a veteran of two tours in Iraq. Here & Now's Scott Tong talks with Moulton, a Democrat of … Continue Reading

August 17, 2021

Rep. Seth Moulton: The Biden admin ‘really missed the boat’ on evacuating Americans and Afghan allies

Congressman and military veteran Seth Moulton (D-MA) says he is doing all that he can to get Afghan allies as well as Americans in Afghanistan out of the country, but worries that the Biden Administration did not act proactively enough and time is running out. Watch clip … Continue Reading

August 15, 2021

Read Seth Moulton’s scathing response to the ‘disaster’ in Afghanistan

by Mia McCarthy

After the Taliban's rapid power grab in Afghanistan that left the Biden administration and U.S. officials shocked, U.S. Representative Seth Moulton called for an immediate evacuation of American allies. "The time to debate whether we stay in Afghanistan has passed, but there is still time to debate how we manage our retreat," Moulton wrote in a Facebook post. "For months, I have been calling on the Administration to evacuate our allies immediately - not to wait for paperwork, for shaky … Continue Reading

July 15, 2021

Moulton tours Manchester's $6M anti-flooding project

by Michael Cronin

MANCHESTER - U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton visited Manchester on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the town's proposed $6 million infrastructure project to combat rising sea tides and flooding downtown. Town Administrator Greg Federspiel and Town Engineer and Facilities Manager Nathan Desrosiers took Moulton, D- Salem, on a short tour highlighting the three downtown areas in need of fixing - the bridge and culvert on Central Street by Town Hall, the manmade channel that directs water from Sawmill Brook … Continue Reading

June 21, 2021

‘You don’t deserve to be a member of Congress’: Seth Moulton calls out GOP members pushing Capitol riot conspiracy theories

by Dialynn Dwyer

Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton is condemning his Republican colleagues who continue to push conspiracy theories about the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob. In a Sunday interview on CNN, the congressman was asked for his response to some Republican lawmakers pushing a new conspiracy theory that the FBI organized the riot. He was also asked for his reaction after 21 House Republicans voted last week against awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the police … Continue Reading

June 17, 2021

House members push for high-speed rail as part of infrastructure

Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Seth Moulton are in support of adding high-speed rail funding to the president's infrastructure plan, and they join Morning Joe to discuss the importance of high-speed rail and their new commission around the issue. Watch clip … Continue Reading

June 16, 2021

Ocasio-Cortez, Gillibrand and Moulton call for more high-speed rail funding in infrastructure package

by Karl Evers-Hillstrom

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) on Wednesday called on Congress to increase funding for high-speed rail in the infrastructure package. President Biden's $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal invests $80 billion in rail projects, but industry experts say that money will mostly be spent on updating existing Amtrak lines rather than building new high-speed railways. Biden's plan includes far more funding for roads, bridges … Continue Reading

June 04, 2021

Lawmakers urge Biden to evacuate Afghan allies ‘immediately’

by Lara Seligman

A bipartisan group of lawmakers urged President Joe Biden to immediately evacuate the thousands of Afghans who worked closely with the U.S. government over the past 20 years and will likely be punished by the Taliban once the last American troops leave the country this summer. In a June 4 letter obtained exclusively by POLITICO, lawmakers led by Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) wrote that they are "increasingly concerned" that the administration has not yet mobilized the Pentagon to help protect … Continue Reading

April 01, 2021

Rep. Seth Moulton On Infrastructure Plan, Working With GOP

by Jamie Bologna

President Joe Biden announced a major $2 trillion infrastructure and jobs plan Wednesday, with ambitions to repair 20,000 miles of road, 10,000 bridges, fix and expand public transit and rail, tackle the climate crisis and racial inequality, and hike corporate taxes all while creating millions of jobs to grow the economy. We turn to Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton, who represents the 6th Congressional district, and serves on the House Transportation Committee, to help make sense of … Continue Reading

February 26, 2021

Rail's big moment is arriving

by Joann Muller

Passenger rail could be the big winner if Congress moves ahead with President Biden's ambitious infrastructure plan. Why it matters: There's long been bipartisan support for rebuilding America's crumbling infrastructure, but under Biden, the focus has shifted to sustainable projects that fulfill both his climate and equity goals, such as rail transit. Even though many public transit systems are reeling from the pandemic, ridership is expected to return eventually, requiring long-term … Continue Reading

January 27, 2021

Officials bring focus on need for more funds to help Plum Island

by Jim Sullivan

NEWBURY - U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton joined state and local officials in putting out a call to protect the Plum Island shoreline Monday afternoon. Marc Sarkady, the president of the Plum Island Foundation, said last week the federal fiscal 2021 budget includes $19 million for dredging sand from the Merrimack and Piscataqua rivers, with some of that sand used to stem erosion along the Reservation Terrace beach. An additional $250,000 to $350,000 will have to be raised from sources other than the … Continue Reading

January 08, 2021

Rep. Seth Moulton: Republicans Lack 'Courage' To Impeach Trump

by Hannah Uebele

Massachusetts Democrat Rep. Seth Moulton is calling on his fellow U.S. Representatives to impeach President Donald Trump if Vice President Mike Pence and the cabinent refuse to remove him from office. This comes after the insurrection of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. by pro-Trump extremists on Wednesday. Moulton told Boston Public Radio on Friday that he feels many Republican lawmakers lack the courage to do what they know is right. "[Republicans] are having epiphanies right now, … Continue Reading

January 03, 2021

Until you stand against extremism, don’t lecture me on patriotism or national security

by By Rep. Moulton

In 2019, Ronna McDaniel, chair of the Republican National Committee, personally questioned my patriotism. Some people protesting President Trump had burned an American flag. McDaniel and her crack team at the RNC thought it would be clever to send a group of Democrats American flags and the US flag code to remind them what it means to be American. The stunt was ill-conceived, not because I am a Marine veteran who, having served four tours of duty in Iraq, knows a lot more about fighting for … Continue Reading

November 17, 2020

Officials vow to hold Varian accountable for cleanup

by Paul Leighton

BEVERLY - Congressman Seth Moulton's office and state and local officials on Monday expressed concern about the ongoing contamination at the former Varian site on Sohier Road and vowed to hold the company accountable for its cleanup. A spokesman for Moulton said his office contacted the federal Environmental Protection Agency after The Salem News reported on Monday that levels of potentially toxic chemicals remain high despite a cleanup that has been going on for 28 years. Spokesman Tim Biba … Continue Reading

November 17, 2020

VA Delay: Veteran waits more than 300 days for records

by Sam Smink

Larry Smith still feels pain from the moment a military training exercise went wrong. "I landed on the back of my head and my neck and I landed back here. I found out the human body actually bounces. I came down headfirst and I wasn't able to get my hands down because of the way I came off the obstacle," says Smith. "I couldn't feel my feet, couldn't feel anything." Despite injuries like whiplash and a concussion, he still traveled overseas with his Air Force Unit, serving a year in the … Continue Reading

November 10, 2020

On a somber Veterans Day, remembrances tinged with mounting loss

by Brian MacQuarrie and Jeremy C. Fox

American flag in hand, Debbie Weinstein walked slowly across the lush grass Tuesday at Baker Street Memorial Park in West Roxbury. The Lakeville woman bent toward the ground, placed the flag beside a flat grave marker, and rose to honor Daniel Weinstein, her father-in-law, an Army private in World War II who died in 2008 at the age of 87. Across this sprawling Jewish cemetery at the edge of Boston, Weinstein and the caretakers who work there appeared to be all alone. "I just came to pay my … Continue Reading

November 09, 2020

Trump says he has fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper

by Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldor

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday, an unprecedented move by a president struggling to accept election defeat and angry at a Pentagon leader he believes wasn't loyal enough. The decision, which could unsettle international allies and Pentagon leadership, injects another element of uncertainty to a rocky transition period as Joe Biden prepares to assume the presidency. Presidents who win reelection often replace Cabinet members, including the … Continue Reading

November 04, 2020

Moulton Sets His Agenda, Cites Importance of Counting Every Vote

by Gayla Cawley

SALEM - After cruising to an easy re-election win Tuesday night, U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton chose to focus his remarks during a late Wednesday morning press conference on the importance of counting every vote in a tight presidential race. Moulton, a Democrat from Salem, will represent the 6th Congressional District for another two years after defeating John Paul Moran by a 30-point margin. Speaking outside the Old Town Hall, Moulton criticized President Donald Trump for the "shameful display of … Continue Reading

October 24, 2020

9-8-8 suicide prevention hot line bill signed into law

by Emily Sweeney and Jeremy C. Fox

Local and national suicide prevention advocates are praising a new federal law that designates 9-8-8 the national phone number for mental health emergencies, saying it will provide a critical resource that could help save lives. The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, introduced by Representative Seth Moulton, a Salem Democrat, calls for the three-digit number to be implemented nationwide by July 2022. The law represents "the single-most important development to reduce suicide in … Continue Reading

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