2015 In Review

Seth accomplished a great deal in 2015. The following recaps some of Seth's notable stories, moments and milestones of his first year in office.

January 6 - Soup Kitchen and Swearing In

Seth Moulton sworn in to represent Sixth District in Massachusetts, replacing John Tierney - The Boston Globe

WASHINGTON-Representative Seth Moulton was sworn into the 114th Congress on Tuesday afternoon, taking over the Massachusetts Sixth Congressional District seat from former Representative John Tierney. A Salem native, Moulton will represent the district covering most of the North Shore.

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January 14

Rep. Seth Moulton

Rep. Moulton first speech on the floor of the House of Representatives, only 8 days after being sworn in. He proposed an amendment that would prohibit individuals, convicted of providing financial assistance to terrorist organizations, or state sponsors of terrorism, from taking advantage of certain banking laws.

January 25 - Seth on MSNBC'S Taking the HIll: We Need to Focus on ISIS

ISIS demands release of woman held in Jordanian prison / Seth Moulton, Terrorism, ISIS

ISIS demands release of woman held in Jordanian prison Japan condemned the execution of a Japanese captive held by ISIS militants and is demanding for the release of a remaining hostage. NBC's Richard Engel reports and Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., joins to discuss.

Feb 21

Moulton returns to Iraq, Middle East on congressional tour Calls for more military trainers, stronger political plan

But the first-term congressman wasn't going back for a reunion. He was there for a much more serious reason: the Islamic State group's escalating threat to the region and the world. Moulton, a Salem Democrat, joined U.S. Reps. Brad Ashford (D-Nebraska), Elise Stefanik (R-New York) and Joe Wilson (R-South Carolina) on a week-long House Armed Services Committee delegation.

March 5

After Months of Pressure, NOAA Adopts Sector Proposal on Cod Fishing Restrictions - Congressman Seth Moulton

Washington, D.C. - Today, following pressure by the Northeast Seafood Coalition (NSC), Gloucester Fishing Community Preservation Fund and Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA), the Northeast Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that it would adopt the sector-based proposal on cod fishing restrictions. The proposal, which has greater conservation benefits for the Gulf of Maine (GOM) cod while minimizing ...

Gloucester Times: NOAA to Reconsider Emergency Gulf of Maine Cod Measures

The fishing sector-based proposal to remove some of the most restrictive emergency cod measures in the Gulf of Maine, initially rejected by NOAA Fisheries, is back in play. Responding to a Jan. 22 letter written by U.S. Rep.

 March 11

Moulton proud to march in Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade with OUTVETS

OUTVETS not only honors the service and sacrifice of active-duty service members and veterans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and those questioning their sexuality, but all veterans and their families, according to the group's commander, Bryan Bishop. Membership in the group is open to gay and straight veterans and active-duty personnel.

April 7

ISIS Defeat Must Be Political

Democratic Congressman Moulton serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Budget Committee. Republican Congressman Russell serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the National Security Subcommittee of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

May 26

Seth Moulton

Congressman Seth Moulton speaking at North Shore Community College's 49th annual Commencement.

June 5 - First legislation introduced: The VA Education Training and Sustainability (VETS) Act 

Moulton files first legislation

Congressman Seth Moulton has shared with local and national media his bad experience as a patient receiving care under the Veterans Administration to address a hernia he sustained while lifting weights.With each interview, Moulton describes undergoing an intake process in which staff at a Washington D.C.

June 27 - #MarriageEquality

Seth Moulton - Marriage Equality 

Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled for #MarriageEquality. I will never forget the historic day. I hope Justice Anthony M. Kennedy's words will be...

July 8th - Seth co-authors free community college bill.

Moulton sees smart investment in community colleges

U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton joined other Democrats Wednesday in proposing legislation that would provide $80 billion to states over the next decade to make two years of community college available free of charge.

Introducing America's College Promise Act of 2015

This week, Congressman Seth Moulton joined Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA), the top Democrat on the Committee on Education and Workforce, and other congressional leaders at a press conference to announce the America's College Promise Act of 2015. The bill, if enacted, would make two years of community college free and provide an affordable pathway for low-income students to a four-year college degree.

 

July 13th - First Bill Passed! Small Business Loan Program.

Rep. Seth Moulton's first bill passes House of Representatives

Washington - Last month, the House Committee on Small Business unanimously passed legislation authored by Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Salem) to increase access to capital for startups and small businesses by modernizing the Small Business Administration's Microloan Program. The bill, the Microloan Modernization Act, was brought to the House Floor on Monday where it passed with unanimous support.

 July 30

Saugus Fire Department nets $144K for equipment from FEMA grant

The Saugus Fire Department is now home to 20 new air packs and 34 face pieces, thanks to a $144,728 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).The 2014 grant was awarded to the department during a ceremony on July 26, when Congressman Seth Moulton, Saugus Town Manager Scott Crabtree, Fire Chief Don McQuaid and several firefighters gathered to check out to the new equipment."These firefighters put their lives on the line for Saugus residents every day," said Moulton,

August 10

Moulton Announces "Congress on Your Corner" Tour of the Sixth Congressional District - Congressman Seth Moulton

Peabody, MA - Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) today announced the "Congress on Your Corner" tour, a series of five public events throughout Massachusetts' Sixth District during the month of August. The tour is part of Moulton's effort to increase access to the constituent services his office provides.

August 17

Salem News: Our view: An open approach to volatile Iran issue

Since he decided to run for office two years ago, Seth has promised he would keep an open mind and take a thoughtful, reasoned approach to the tough issues of our day. We don't need political posturing or soundbites.

 

August 20 - Moulton discusses Iran Nuclear Deal

Congressman supports Iran nuke deal

Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., an Iraq War combat veteran, says that he supports the Iran deal because it will prevent them from getting a nuclear weapon.

 

August 24 - White House Touts Moulton's Support of Iran Deal 

One Veteran's Perspective on the Iran Deal

This morning, Congressman Seth Moulton sent the following message to the White House email list to share why, as a combat veteran, he supports the Iran deal. You can learn more about the historic deal here: www.whitehouse.gov/Iran-deal As a combat veteran, I know the cost of war.

 

September 7: Cosponsor of Raise the Wage Act

Seth Moulton - Timeline Photos | Facebook

Today's federal minimum wage is $7.25/hour. Even for hardworking Americans, that's not enough to get out of poverty, to raise a family, or to get ahead....

September 15

Rep. Seth Moulton On Iran, Joe Biden & The VA: Greater Boston

Congressman Moulton discusses Iran, Joe Biden & The VA. WGBH

October 13

Federal Grant To Boost Gloucester Seafood Processing - Saving Seafood

October 14, 2015 - GLOUCESTER, Mass. - A $550,500 matching grant from the federal government will help the city carry out a $1.11 million water and sewer project aimed at boosting the water capacity for a growing number of high-volume commercial users in the city's Blackburn Industrial Park.

 

November 2 - JFK Library: A Conversation with Seth

A Conversation with Seth Moulton

On October 30, 2015, Congressman Seth Moulton and presidential advisor David Gergen discussed issues related to the turmoil in the Middle East and the importance of national service.

November 4

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) on Veterans Affairs Health Care System

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) talks about his experience receiving health care from the VA system. The freshman member of Congress served four tours in Iraq as a Marine Corps infantry officer and has continued to receive care from the VA since entering Congress. Rep. Moulton also talks about his legislative efforts to improve the VA. 

November 7

Iraq War veteran on the threat of ISIS

Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., discusses the president's speech about ISIS and how the world should respond to the threat.

 

November 11 - Holds first ever Veterans Town Hall 

On Veterans Day, warriors tell their stories - The Boston Globe

MARBLEHEAD - There was little food, water, or sleep to be had during the seemingly endless Battle of Najaf in August 2004. Marines had secured the police station in the heart of the Iraqi city, and withstood six hours of heavy fire before First Lieutenant Seth W.

 

November 18 -  Speaking Out for Refugees

Seth Moulton opened his home, heart to a refugee - The Boston Globe

If you want them here so badly, why don't you take in a refugee? That was the inevitable response from some of congressman Seth Moulton's critics this week, after he called out Governor Charlie Baker for saying he didn't want Syrian refugees coming to Massachusetts until his concerns over security are assuaged.

Conressman Seth Moulton on syrian refugee ban proposals holmes CNN

By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst The fact that one of the Paris terrorists was posing as a Syrian refugee has caused some to ask whether one of the lessons of the Paris attacks is either to end or to "pause" accepting Syrian refugees into the States.

Congressman takes in an Iraqi refugee

As Congress and the President battle over what to do with Syrian refugees, one Congressman knows what it is like to personally take a refugee into his own home. Chris Matthews talks to Rep. Seth Moulton, D - Ma., about his decision.

Watch: Varney, Dem Rep Moulton Spar Over Syrian Refugees - Breitbart

Fox Business Network "Varney & Co." host Stuart Varney and Representative and Iraq War veteran Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) clashed over the House bill putting a pause on Syrian refugees on Friday.

 

November 23 - Announces the Lynn Economic and Advancement Development Team

Governor Baker, Congressman Moulton, and Lynn Officials Announce the Launch of the Lynn Economic Advancement and Development (LEAD) Team - Congressman Seth Moulton

Lynn, Mass. - Today, Gov. Charlie Baker, Congressman Seth Moulton, Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy, Senator Thomas M. McGee, Representatives Fennell, Ehrlich, Wong, and Crighton, and other government and community officials announced the launch of the Lynn Economic Advancement and Development (LEAD) Team, a cross-governmental working group that will promote community revitalization in the city of ...

 

 December 2 - MSNBC: Discussion with Seth Moulton on New US ISIS Strategy

Rep. Moulton on ISIS strategy: 'This is a combat mission'

Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., serves on the House Armed Committee and served four tours of duty in Iraq. He talks to Tamron Hall about the new U.S. strategy against ISIS which includes increasing the number of Special Ops on the ground.