Press Releases

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

February 09, 2021

Moulton’s CHANCE in Tech Act Passes House

Washington, D.C. - Last week, the House of Representatives passed a bill that includes a tech sector apprenticeship program designed by Representatives Seth Moulton and Jaime Herrera Beutler. The lawmakers introduced the plan as the CHANCE in Tech Act. The key parts of that legislation are included as a section of The National Apprenticeship Act, a larger package of apprenticeship bills that passed today. "Apprenticeships aren't vestiges of a bygone era, they're the future. Our country is … Continue Reading

February 03, 2021

Moulton, Trahan, Kuster, Pappas Request Stronger Investments in Merrimack River Clean-Up

Washington, D.C. - On Monday, Congressman Seth Moulton (MA-06) along with Representatives Lori Trahan (MA-03), Annie Kuster (NH-02), and Chris Pappas (NH-01) authored a letter requesting additional federal funding to support clean-up efforts along the Merrimack River. The letter was sent to House Appropriators leading negotiations on funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grant program, also known as "Section 221." "In 2018, … Continue Reading

February 01, 2021

Moulton Statement on the Coup in Burma

WASHINGTON- Following reports that Burma's military has staged a coup and detained the country's senior leaders including Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, Rep. Seth Moulton released the following statement: The people of Burma have spoken through the democratic process, and they have reelected Aung San Suu Kyi's government. I join U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's call on Burma's military leaders to release all government officials and civil society leaders. I also call on all … Continue Reading

January 27, 2021

Rep. Seth Moulton to Host Facebook Live Town Hall

SALEM, Mass. - Rep. Seth Moulton will be hosting one of his regular Facebook Live Town Hall events this Thursday, January 28th. Moulton will open with some thoughts about recent events in Washington and the district, the COVID-19 pandemic, and his goals for the new Congress. He will then answer as many questions from the audience as time allows. Participants will be able to ask questions in real time using Facebook Live's chat feature. EVENT DETAILS DATE: THURSDAY, JANUARY 28TH, … Continue Reading

January 26, 2021

Frustrated with Slow Vaccine Rollout in Massachusetts, Moulton Encourages Veterans to Enroll at the VA

SALEM, Mass. - Today, Rep. Seth Moulton encouraged all veterans, and especially veterans 75 and older, who are not already patients of the VA to consider enrolling in the VA healthcare system in order to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The federal Veterans Affairs health care system is immunizing veterans independently from the state. "The coronavirus vaccine is the most precious commodity on the planet, but it is useless unless it is in people's arms. Too many doses in our state are sitting in … Continue Reading

January 26, 2021

ICYMI: Rep. Seth Moulton and Admiral Bill McRaven Discuss the Future of Defense on the General and the Ambassador Podcast

WASHINGTON - Rep. Seth Moulton recently joined Admiral William McRaven on The General and the Ambassador, a podcast about diplomacy and defense from the American Academy of Diplomacy. The pair and host Ambassador Deborah McCarthy of the American Academy of Diplomacy, discussed the challenges and opportunities America will face over the course of the next decade and the important partnerships between the nation's diplomats and the military. The podcast episode can be found here. The General … Continue Reading

January 21, 2021

Moulton, Warren and Markey Announce $7.3 million in Funding for Newburyport Harbor Dredging Project

Newburyport, Mass. - Today, Rep. Seth Moulton with Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey announced that they secured $7.3 million in funding for the Newburyport Harbor Federal Navigation Project in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers FY 2021 Work Plan. The win means the federal channel will be dredged for the first time since 2010. "Harbor dredging rarely makes the news, but it's a huge deal for us," Rep. Moulton said. "Dredging protects thousands of people's homes and land from flooding. It … Continue Reading

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