Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) received a coveted seat on the House Armed Services Committee, which has jurisdiction over defense and military policy. The full Democratic Caucus will vote next week to formalize the committee assignments.
“I am humbled and grateful that my colleagues in the Massachusetts delegation and the Democratic Caucus have placed their faith in me to serve on the House Armed Services Committee,” said Congressman Moulton. “As a Marine who served four tours in Iraq, from leading a platoon in the invasion to working directly for General Petraeus, I am eager to get to work on behalf of our men and women in uniform and our nation’s veterans.”
“Northeastern Massachusetts is home to more defense industry jobs than any other part of the state, including 3,100 at the General Electric jet engine plant in Lynn and more than 5,500 at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford. Serving on the Armed Services panel will help me fight for these good-paying jobs and increase economic opportunities in the Sixth Congressional District.”