Press Releases

July 22, 2021

VIDEO: Moulton Addresses Colleagues Ahead of Vote to Protect America’s Afghan Partners

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Moulton voted for H.R. 3985, the ALLIES Act, legislation to protect Afghan interpreters, contractors, security personnel and other partners who face deadly retribution by the Taliban for their work with the United States government. Prior to the vote, Moulton delivered a speech on the floor of the House urging his colleagues to support the legislation. The House of Representatives passed the bipartisan bill, which will expand and expedite the Afghan Special … Continue Reading

June 30, 2021

Moulton, Ocasio-Cortez, Costa, Markey and Gillibrand Build Coalition of 80 Lawmakers in Support of High-speed Rail

WASHINGTON -Today, Representatives Seth Moulton, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Jim Costa and Senators Ed Markey and Kirsten Gillibrand announced 71 Representatives and 4 Senators have joined their efforts to increase funding for high-speed and high-performance rail. The leaders have been circulating a bicameral letter to the committee chairs and leadership of both chambers for the last two weeks. The broad, 80-member coalition wants Congress to include high-speed rail among the … Continue Reading

June 24, 2021

Rep. Moulton, Veterans and Afghan Interpreters Roll Out Plan to Evacuate Our Allies

WASHINGTON - As the U.S. quickly approaches the formal withdrawal date from Afghanistan, today, Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), Afghan allies who served with U.S. forces, and veterans of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq gathered on Capitol Hill to unveil a detailed evacuation plan. The plan, available at, outlines the historical precedent, legal rationale, and logistical considerations to evacuate the more than 17,000 Afghan allies and their families to Guam where they can … Continue Reading

June 16, 2021

Moulton, Ocasio-Cortez, Costa, Markey and Gillibrand Lead Coalition of Democrats in Push for High-Speed Rail Funding

WASHINGTON - Today, Representatives Seth Moulton, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Jim Costa and Senators Ed Markey and Kirsten Gillibrand began circulating a bicameral letter addressed to the committee chairs and leadership of both chambers. They are seeking increased funding for high-speed rail in the American Jobs Plan. The group represents a broad coalition within the Democratic party making a united appeal to fund high-speed rail at levels that equal the funding Congress provides to road and … Continue Reading

June 16, 2021

Moulton, Kelly, Cramer, Miller-Meeks, Lesko Reintroduce Brandon Act to Change DoD Mental Health Policy, Pay Tribute to Fallen Navy Sailor Brandon Caserta

WASHINGTON - Today, Teri and Patrick Caserta joined Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA), Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) and Representative Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) to reintroduce the "Brandon Act," legislation named in honor of their son, fallen United States Navy Petty Officer Third Class Brandon Caserta. The Caserta family joined lawmakers to announce the bill's reintroduction at a press conference in front of the United … Continue Reading

June 04, 2021

Moulton, Bipartisan Honoring Our Promises Working Group to White House: Evacuate our Afghan Partners

WASHINGTON- Today, Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA) led a letter to President Biden with Representative Jason Crow and the bipartisan Honoring Our Promises Working Group, which Moulton and Crow co-chair. The members called on the White House to direct the United States government to evacuate the Afghans who have served as partners to the United States. The group suggested Guam for an evacuation location, and the letter was signed by Guam's representative in Congress, Delegate Michael San … Continue Reading

May 12, 2021

Moulton Statement on the Situation in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

WASHINGTON - Representative Seth Moulton issued the following statement after nearly a month of violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories: I urge Israel and leaders in Ramallah to broker a ceasefire. I am clear-eyed and united with Israel in the belief that Hamas is a terrorist organization. Israel has the right to defend itself, and Hamas's rocket attacks deserve a response. Israel must make every effort to avoid civilian deaths. That includes the continuation of the use of … Continue Reading

April 13, 2021

Moulton Statement on President Biden’s Afghanistan Announcement

WASHINGTON - Today The Washington Post, citing government sources on background, reported that President Biden will remove all U.S. service members from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021. Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA) made the following statement after the reports: It is far more difficult to end a war than to start one. Almost 20 years on, it is clear we won't win the war in Afghanistan, but there are still devastating ways we could lose. I am encouraged that President Biden will … Continue Reading

April 02, 2021

Moulton Statement on the Capitol Attack

WASHINGTON- Following the attack at the Capitol that led to the death of a U.S. Capitol Police officer, Rep. Seth Moulton released the following statement: Capitol Police officers heroically defended our Capitol when it was under attack yet again, and I am deeply grateful for their service. Let us never forget that they put their lives in front of ours every day to keep us safe and preserve the Temple of Democracy for all Americans. … Continue Reading

April 02, 2021

Moulton: Olin Cleanup Will Leave Wilmington with Cleaner Air, Land for Next Generation

WILMINGTON, Mass.- Following news that the U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) has approved a final decision on a cleanup plan for the Olin Chemical Superfund Site in Wilmington, Massachusetts, Rep. Seth Moulton released the following statement: "For so long the headlines about the Olin site have been bad. Today's are good, and they're due to the 20-year effort from our community to fix the problem. My team and I have been working hard to get the EPA to clean up the site and eliminate the … Continue Reading

March 31, 2021

Moulton: We Have A Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity to Invest in High-Speed Rail

WASHINGTON- Following President Biden's "Build Back Better" speech on infrastructure, Rep. Seth Moulton released the following statement: "After more than a year of pandemic-fueled crises, the Biden administration's commitment to investing in transformational infrastructure will lock in growth and ensure we emerge from the pandemic stronger. There is no way to overstate the significance of this opportunity. We have the chance to reimagine what is possible for transportation in America. We … Continue Reading

March 30, 2021

North Shore Community Health Secures Critical Grant Funding from American Rescue Plan Act

Salem, Mass. - Today, Representative Seth Moulton announced that the Department of Health and Human Services is awarding the North Shore Community Health Center with $3,086,000 worth of critical funding through the federal American Rescue Plan Act. This relief is expected to help the clinic manage the continued response to the coronavirus pandemic as it continues efforts to distribute vaccines and care for sick patients. This is the latest in a series of grants made possible by federal … Continue Reading

March 23, 2021

On the 11th Anniversary, Strengthening the Affordable Care Act is Critically Important

WASHINGTON- In honor of the 11-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Seth Moulton released the following statement: "One of the things the last year has shown all of us is that life doesn't stop happening, even in the face of a once-in-a-century pandemic. Babies have been born despite a national lock down. Our kids have caught colds and broken bones. We know family members who have been diagnosed with cancer, and emergency room visits have still happened, too. But, thanks to the … Continue Reading

March 19, 2021


Washington, D.C. - Today, Representatives Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Lori Trahan (D-MA) along with Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward Markey (D-MA) re-introduced the Essex National Heritage Area Permanency Act of 2021. Despite generating more than $150 million in economic impact and supporting thousands of jobs each year, the Essex National Heritage Area will expire on September 30, 2021 if Congress does not extend the Essex National Heritage Area's ability to receive federal money and … Continue Reading

March 17, 2021

After Years of Pressure from Moulton, Tufts Closes Confucius Institutes

BOSTON - Today, Tufts University announced it will close its Confucius Institute. The decision comes after years of pressure from Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA) dating back to 2018. "The Chinese Communist Party spends millions annually to fund Confucius Institutes. China's government does this because it wants a foothold on American college campuses which it uses to bully students, stifle critical thinking, and influence public perception. This action does not happen in isolation. … Continue Reading

March 15, 2021

Moulton Introduces STOP CSO Act

SALEM, Mass.- Today, Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA) announced he has introduced the Sewage Treatment Overflow Prevention through Community Sanitation Outreach (STOP CSO) Act. The STOP CSO Act would require local governments to alert residents within four hours if stormwater overwhelms sewage plants and carries sewage into rivers and watersheds. The bill also allows state and local governments to use grant funding to create the alert system. "CSOs come up almost every single time I … Continue Reading

March 12, 2021

Moulton and Driscoll Announce Federal Coronavirus Relief Grant that Will Support an Estimated 374 New Jobs in Salem

SALEM, Mass. - Representative Seth Moulton and Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll today announced the City of Salem has secured a $662,922 federal Economic Development Administration grant that will help the city recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The city will use the grant to fund technical assistance for small businesses in the tourism industry, to create a visitor marketing campaign, and to host alternative events programming. The city will also use the grant to build an economic diversification … Continue Reading

March 11, 2021

Moulton, Boyle, DelBene, and Doyle Introduce the American High-Speed Rail Act

WASHINGTON- Today, Representative Seth Moulton (MA-06) introduced the American High-Speed Rail Act, which would invest $205 billion federal dollars into high-speed rail, create at least 2.6 million direct American jobs over five years, and provide Americans with a new travel option that's safer than driving, cleaner than flying and never delayed by weather. Representatives Brendan Boyle (PA-02), Suzan DelBene (WA-01), and Mike Doyle (PA-18) joined Moulton as original sponsors of the bill. … Continue Reading

March 01, 2021

Moulton, Gonzalez lead more than 170 Members of Congress in Call to Uphold Our Commitments to Supporting Human Rights, Rule of Law, Democratic Values

Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) with House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Gregory Meeks (D-NY) and Ranking Member Michael McCaul (R-TX) sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken calling on the United States government to elevate human rights in the U.S.-Turkey relationship to address the troubling human rights abuses taking place under Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. More than 170 Members of Congress joined Moulton and Gonzalez's call for accountability. The letter is available … Continue Reading

February 24, 2021

Moulton, Katko and Escobar Introduce SERVE Act

WASHINGTON - Today, during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Representatives Seth Moulton (D-MA), John Katko (R-NY) and Veronica Escobar (D-TX) introduced the Supporting Eating Disorders Recovery through Vital Expansion (SERVE) Act. If passed, the bill would ensure TRICARE, the military's health insurance program, provides members of the military and their families with comprehensive treatment for eating disorders. "Service members and their families deserve the best possible health … Continue Reading

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