Updates

May 07, 2020

How Do We Reopen?

Hello again, I'm sending my newsletter a little early this week with a reminder: Mother's Day is this Sunday. If you forgot, I have some good news: florists and some other non-essential businesses have gotten the green light to start to reopen in the state. Don't rush to the store, but if you're still searching for a gift, hopefully this gives you a few days to safely pick one up. I'm looking forward to celebrating my second Mother's Day with Liz and Emmy. After you've picked out your … Continue Reading


May 01, 2020

When Can We Reopen

Hello again, When can we reopen? That's the million-dollar question right now, and over the last week, the debate has gripped the commonwealth and our country. If we reopen too soon, we'll lose the progress we've gained by social distancing, see a new spike in cases that overwhelms our hospital system, and inject even more uncertainty into an economy that's buckling under the weight of the worst pandemic in a century. If we wait too long, we'll cause more economic harm than necessary to … Continue Reading


April 30, 2020

Coronavirus Reading List

We know that many of you are looking for reliable, evidence-based information on the novel coronavirus outbreak. Team Moulton's IEEE-USA Science & Technology Policy Fellow Sarah is here to help! Below, you can find a curated set of links to better understand the COVID-19 outbreak and its implications. Some of this information is used to keep Congressman Moulton informed on the outbreak and the government's response. Check back for a regularly updated list of what we're … Continue Reading


April 23, 2020

Keep Up the Fight

Hello again, Two months in, we're starting to hit what experts are calling the "surge," which is hopefully the peak of the cases we will see, with an eventual plateau and then decline. In other words, what we are doing is working. We are starting to reap the benefits of nearly two months of social distancing, shared sacrifice, and the heroic efforts of frontline workers. Our support systems are starting to work a little better, too. This week, the state began allowing self-employed residents … Continue Reading


April 20, 2020

Congressional Art Competition

Every spring, Congressman Moulton launches a district-wide Congressional Art Competition hosted by Montserrat College of Art to discover and celebrate talented high school artists and their work. High school students from throughout the Sixth Congressional District are invited to participate and exceptions may be made for schools that have 7th through 12th grades on one campus. This year's exhibit included 100 pieces from 25 different public and private high schools within the 6th District of … Continue Reading


April 17, 2020

What Day is It?

Hey everyone, If you're like me, you might find yourself wondering what day it is lately. I can't believe it is already mid-April and that this is our seventh weekly update since the pandemic began. It's easy to lose track of time when you're spending a lot of it at home, but this week I want to use my letter to say thank you to every one of you who is showing up to work because you are doing an essential job. Whether you're a front line health care worker fighting this virus and saving … Continue Reading


April 10, 2020

Checking In

By now, you're probably itching to get outside and back to normal. I certainly am! You also may have also seen some reports that infection numbers might be nearing a peak in most parts of the country, which is promising news. Social distancing is working. But we are plateauing at a pretty high level. I'm listening to the experts, and they're all saying this is a marathon, not a sprint. We know that places that excelled in combating the initial outbreak are bracing for a second wave and … Continue Reading


April 02, 2020

Stay Home

I hope you and your family are doing well. We are entering a critical period that will determine whether or not we are able to flatten the curve of the virus' spread in Massachusetts. I had a call with my Coronavirus Advisory Team on Wednesday where we received an update from New York City, the current epicenter of the crisis and a potential window into our future if we fail to get the virus under control. The view was pretty dire. There was one message that every one of the experts on the … Continue Reading


March 28, 2020

Coronavirus Update

I hope you are hanging in there at the end of another tough week. As you may have heard, we are dealing with some mild symptoms consistent with COVID-19 in the Moulton household, so our doctors have ordered us to stay home. We're doing fine, but it means that I wasn't able to travel to D.C. today to vote on the CARES Act, an important relief bill that will help health care workers in desperate need of personal protective equipment, support people who have been laid off or struggling to make … Continue Reading


March 22, 2020

Managing the Disruption

I hope this finds you healthy at the end of what has been a tough week. I've heard this week from a lot of people, our friends and neighbors, who have been laid off. I've heard from small business owners struggling to make payroll. I've heard from working parents who are adjusting to new routines and learning that kids at home don't follow your conference call schedule-Liz and I are experiencing that firsthand. And I've heard from health care professionals wondering when or even if the help … Continue Reading


March 14, 2020

Latest on the Pandemic

I promised to keep you updated on the latest news and science regarding the coronavirus. Over the past week, the virus has developed into a pandemic, and we now face a critical week as a country. We all have to do our part. Decisions like whether business leaders let their employees telecommute, or whether we keep ourselves and our families healthy at home (practicing good hygiene, social distancing, sleeping well, and self-quarantining if we are sick) will determine how many people become … Continue Reading


March 10, 2020

Coronavirus Policy Memo

My team and I are committed to leading and living our values, two of which are transparency and action. I have issued this guide to my team to help them understand how we will operate for the time-being, and I am posting it here so you know what to expect from us over the next several weeks. I also think it might be a helpful template for businesses and other public servants with questions about how to communicate with their teams. You can view the memo here and our response level policy … Continue Reading


March 10, 2020

Coronavirus Resources

My team and I are working with federal, state and local officials to provide assistance and connect you to information about the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Please use the resources below to stay informed and be prepared. My team and I are committed to leading and living our values, two of which are transparency and action. I have issued a guide to my team to help them understand how we will operate for the time-being, and I am posting it here so you know what to expect from us over … Continue Reading


March 09, 2020

Coronavirus Follow Up

I recently wrote to you with an update and resources to help answer your questions about the coronavirus. I heard concerns from a number of people at my town halls in Rockport and Reading, and I promised to reach out with another update soon. As of March 8, local officials have confirmed 1 case and 27 presumptive positive cases of the coronavirus in people who have connections to Massachusetts. But since there is still a nationwide shortage of test kits, it's safe to assume there are many … Continue Reading


February 28, 2020

Preparing for Coronavirus

Hello, My team and I have received a lot of calls and questions about the coronavirus over the last few weeks. There is a lot of information out there, some good, some scary, and some totally false. I wanted to take a moment to share some steps you can take to be prepared and stay healthy, as well as some general information about the virus so you can stay informed. It's important, first and foremost, to recognize we are fortunate to live in a region and country that leads the world when it … Continue Reading


February 28, 2020

COVID-19 Letter to Administration

February 28, 2020 Vice President Mike PenceThe White House1600 Pennsylvania AvenueWashington, D.C. 20500 The Honorable Dr. Mark EsperSecretary of Defense1000 Defense Pentagon Washington, DC 20301 The Honorable Alex M. Azar IISecretary of Health and Human Services200 Independence Avenue, S.W.Washington D.C. 20201 Robert R. Redfield, MDDirector of Center for Disease Control and Prevention1600 Clifton RoadAtlanta, GA 30329 Dear Vice President Pence, Secretary Esper, Secretary Azar, and … Continue Reading


February 10, 2020

Constituent Response Time - Week of February 7 2020

We receive calls for help with federal agencies every day. If you feel frustrated or unheard, we might be able to help. We work with specially-designated congressional liaisons to get answers. We can't fix every problem, but we can help explain how federal policies apply to you, what options are available, and ensure that you are treated fairly according to U.S. law. The graphic below shows our average response time for messages and mail to the … Continue Reading


February 05, 2020

2020 Census: Ensuring a Complete Count

2020 Census Snapshot What: The decennial census counts everyone in the US. Why: Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. When: Starting in Mid-March, households will be invited to complete the census. How: For the first time ever, households can complete the census online. It can also be completed over the phone, by mail, or in person. Who: One person, one count! Read on to learn more about why the census is … Continue Reading


February 03, 2020

Constituent Response Time - Week of January 31

We receive calls for help with federal agencies every day. If you feel frustrated or unheard, we might be able to help. We work with specially-designated congressional liaisons to get answers. We can't fix every problem, but we can help explain how federal policies apply to you, what options are available, and ensure that you are treated fairly according to U.S. law. The graphic below shows our average response time for messages and mail to the … Continue Reading


January 27, 2020

Constituent Response Time - Week of January 24

We receive calls for help with federal agencies every day. If you feel frustrated or unheard, we might be able to help. We work with specially-designated congressional liaisons to get answers. We can't fix every problem, but we can help explain how federal policies apply to you, what options are available, and ensure that you are treated fairly according to U.S. law. The graphic below shows our average response time for messages and mail to the … Continue Reading

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