Press Releases

May 31, 2023

Moulton Statement on the Debt Ceiling Deal

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA-06) made the following statement ahead of today’s vote on the Fiscal Responsibility Act: “The deal that was negotiated by President Biden and Speaker McCarthy accomplishes what it needed to accomplish: it averts an untold economic catastrophe and rejects the extreme, dangerous demands of House Republicans.  It’s not a perfect bill, and every one of us can find things in it we don’t like, but I will be … Continue Reading

May 24, 2023

Newsletter: A Note on the Debt Ceiling

Dear Friends, I’m sure you are all watching and reading the news these days wondering how Washington could let America come so dangerously close to defaulting on its debts. I want to share some thoughts on the implications of what’s going on and where we go from here. How Did We Get Here? The debt ceiling, also known as the debt limit, is the maximum amount of money that the U.S. Treasury can borrow. Normally, Congress would pass legislation to adjust the debt limit as needed … Continue Reading

May 23, 2023

Moulton Leads Bipartisan Resolution Declaring National Youth Mental Health Crisis

Washington, D.C. — Nearly half of American adolescents have faced mental health disorders at some point in their lives. In 2021, suicide was the second leading cause of death for people ages 10-14 and 20-34.  To call national attention to this dire challenge, Reps. Seth Moulton (D-MA), Chris Stewart (R-UT), David Trone (D-MD), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) introduced a resolution declaring a national youth mental health crisis and calling for … Continue Reading

May 16, 2023

Reps. Moulton, Fitzpatrick, Dingell, and Morelle Introduce HEADs UP Act to Expand Coverage for Disability Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representatives Seth Moulton (D-MA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), and Joseph Morelle (D-NY) introduced the Healthcare Extension and Accessibility for Developmentally Disabled and Underserved Population (HEADs UP) Act of 2023. The HEADs UP Act would direct the Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA) to designate people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) as a Medically Underserved Population. The HSRA is the … Continue Reading

May 11, 2023

House, Senate Strategic Forces Subcommittee Leaders Introduce Resolution Honoring 60th Anniversary of Polaris Sales Agreement

Washington, D.C. — Congressmen Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Doug Lamborn (R-CO), Ranking Member and Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, and U.S. Senators Angus King (I-ME) and Deb Fischer (R-NE), Ranking Member and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, today introduced a resolution to honor the 60th Anniversary of the Polaris Sales Agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom. The agreement was signed on April … Continue Reading

May 08, 2023

Moulton Celebrates Implementation of Brandon Act for Active Duty Military

Washington, D.C. — On Friday, the Secretary of Defense ordered implementation of the Brandon Act, a policy sponsored by Congressman Moulton (D-MA) and Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ) that allows service members to seek mental health treatment and require a mental health evaluation as soon as a service member self-reports. It will also enable Americans serving in uniform to seek help confidentially and, if necessary, outside of the chain of command.   The Brandon Act was passed into … Continue Reading

April 05, 2023

Congressman Moulton Participates in Meeting Between Taiwan’s President and Bipartisan Congressional Delegation

Simi Valley, CA — Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) participated in a bipartisan meeting with Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen as she transited through California on her way back to Taiwan. Moulton attended in his capacity as a member of the new House Select Committee on China. Last fall, Moulton visited Taiwan, Guam, and the Philippines as part of another bipartisan congressional delegation.  Moulton issued the following statement about today’s transit: “It was … Continue Reading

April 04, 2023

Congressman Moulton Statement on the Arrest of Former President Donald Trump

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) released the following statement in response to the arrest and arraignment of former President Donald Trump: “This is a sad, and frankly embarrassing, day for America. Donald Trump, one of only forty-four others who have held the highest office in the land, has spent his entire career flaunting the law, both literally and figuratively, and the list of his friends, supporters, and former staff who have explained this over the … Continue Reading

March 31, 2023

Vote Explainers - March 2023

Transparency is vital to democracy. Below please find explainers for key votes I took in the 118th Congress.   H.R. 347, The REIN IN Act On Wednesday, March 1st, the House voted on HR 347. This bill would require undue effort from the President on executive branch actions with an economic impact greater than $1 million. This includes mandating presidential statements estimating the inflationary impact on executive orders of that magnitude. I am all for serious measures that will help … Continue Reading

March 27, 2023

Congressman Moulton Outlines his Transportation Vision for Massachusetts in New Memo

Congressman Seth Moulton has released a new three-page memo outlining his vision for the MBTA’s next chapter.  The full PDF can be found HERE.  In the introduction, Congressman Moulton writes: ”As the MBTA starts a new chapter, we must prioritize the right projects and sequence them correctly to dramatically change the speed and options for moving around the Commonwealth. This means solidifying a vision for the future rooted in the real economic needs and aspirations of … Continue Reading

March 27, 2023

Congressman Moulton & Senator Markey Announce Legislation to Redesignate Salem Maritime National Historic Site as a National Historical Park

Salem, MA – Congressman Seth Moulton and Senator Edward J. Markey are introducing legislation that would redesignate the Salem Maritime National Historic Site as the Salem Maritime National Historical Park. Salem Maritime was established in 1938 as the first National Historic Site to be included in the National Park System.  Redesignating the site as a National Historical Park will help to attract more visitors to Salem and allow the National Park Service to more easily obtain … Continue Reading

March 27, 2023

Moulton Statement on the Appointment of Phillip Eng as New MBTA General Manager

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Seth Moulton, who sits on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released the following statement in response to the Healey administration’s announcement that Phillip Eng will be the next MBTA General Manager.  “Today’s announcement by the Healey-Driscoll administration that Phillip Eng will soon take the reins at the T is a promising signal for the MBTA and the Commonwealth. The T is a mess. It needs a … Continue Reading

March 20, 2023

ICYMI: Congressman Moulton Reflects on 20th Anniversary of the Start of the Iraq War & “Missed Opportunities”

Washington, D.C. — As the U.S. marks two decades since the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003, Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA-06) is reflecting on his experiences serving four tours as a Marine there — and the complicated legacy of those years. This weekend, Congressman Moulton was profiled on the front page of the Boston Globe in a piece titled “Twenty years after the start of the Iraq War, Seth Moulton reflects on a generation shaped by the conflict.” In the new … Continue Reading

March 15, 2023

Congressman Moulton Endorses New Banking Regulations Bill led by Senator Warren and Congresswoman Porter

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, March 15, Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) issued the following statement in support of the Secure Viable Banking (SVB) Act led by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA): “I agree with Senator Warren and Congresswoman Porter that we must reinstate these vital regulations on big banks. This legislation will safeguard American families and help prevent future bank failures from taking the entire system down with them. … Continue Reading

March 14, 2023

Congressman Moulton Introduces Bill to Stabilize Vulnerable Banks and Protect American Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, March 14, Congressman Seth Moulton (MA-06) introduced the Stabilizing Vulnerable Banks (SVB) Act. The SVB Act would restore critical banking regulations from the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (2010) that were rescinded during the Trump administration. The bill restores prior thresholds for regulations governing large banks with assets over $50 billion. The current limit was raised from $50 billion to $250 billion after … Continue Reading

March 09, 2023

Congressman Moulton Proposes New Rail Safety Regulations in Letter to Secretary Buttigieg, House and Senate Transportation Leaders

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) is urging Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Senate and House transportation leaders to take action on two vital, yet overlooked, proposals for rail safety regulation in the wake of the East Palestine derailment disaster.  In a letter sent today, to Secretary Buttigieg, Senators Maria Cantwell and Ted Cruz, and Representatives Sam Graves and Rick Larsen, Moulton lays out additional recommendations for the regulatory … Continue Reading

February 28, 2023

Vote Explainers - February 2023

Transparency is vital to democracy. Below please find explainers for key votes I took in the 118th Congress.   H.J.Res.7 - Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on March 13, 2020 On Wednesday, February 1st, I voted against the resolution to end the national emergency declared by President Trump at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Though ending the National Emergency has fewer immediate implications than the ending of the public health emergency, it would be … Continue Reading

February 28, 2023

Moulton, Clyburn Reintroduce Legislation to Provide Black WWII Veterans and their Descendants with Long Overdue G.I. Bill Benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressmen Seth Moulton (MA-06) and James E. Clyburn (SC-06) reintroduced the Sgt. Isaac Woodard, Jr. and Sgt. Joseph H. Maddox G.I. Bill Restoration Act. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the G.I. Bill into law in 1944. This landmark legislation represented a promise to all who fought for our country that their sacrifice would be rewarded with a range of benefits, including low-cost mortgages and low-interest loans to start a business or farm, … Continue Reading

February 28, 2023

Moulton to Host Town Hall Meeting in Andover on March 2nd

Salem, Mass.— Congressman Seth Moulton will hold his first public town hall meeting of the new year at 6:00 PM ET on Thursday, March 2nd, in Andover, MA. Congressman Moulton will answer questions from constituents and share his perspectives on the most important issues in Washington and on the North Shore.  The town hall will begin at 6:00 PM ET, doors will open at approximately 5:30 PM. Please respond directly to this email with any questions.  … Continue Reading

February 23, 2023

Congressman Moulton's Boston Globe Op-Ed: Three Reasons Why the West Must Aid Ukraine to Victory

To mark the one-year anniversary of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, Congressman Seth Moulton authored a new op-ed, published today in the Boston Globe. Congressman Moulton has visited Ukraine twice in recent years (in December 2021 before the invasion and almost exactly a year later in December 2022). Before the invasion, Moulton warned in a piece for the Wall Street Journal that the world was not doing enough to stop what he saw as an imminent invasion.  Despite recent … Continue Reading

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