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Rep. Seth Moulton

Representative for Massachusetts’s 6th District

pronounced seth // MUL-tun

Moulton is the representative for Massachusetts’s 6th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 6, 2015. Moulton’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2023.

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Ideology–Leadership Chart

Moulton is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Moulton has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Nov 22, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Seth Moulton sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Moulton was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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Does 5 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Moulton sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (33%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (19%) International Affairs (10%) Taxation (10%) Health (7%) Social Welfare (7%) Labor and Employment (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Moulton recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Moulton voted Yea

Moulton voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Moulton voted Yea

Moulton voted Yea

Passed 264/143 on Mar 6, 2018.

H.R. 4607 amends the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 (EGRPRA) to require the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) and each …

Moulton voted Nay

Passed 348/77 on Sep 28, 2016.

After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a federal commission was created to fact-find as much information as possible about the planning, funding, and carrying-out …

Moulton voted Nay

Moulton voted Nay

Passed 385/34 on Jul 29, 2015.

The Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act (H.R. 3236) was passed in both both chambers by votes of 385–34 in the House …

Moulton voted Aye

Passed 225/152 on Jun 1, 2015.

H.R. 1335 would: - Double the amount of time an emergency regulation can adjust a fishery management plan. - Add economic impact to "fishing communities" …

Moulton voted No

Moulton voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Nov 2022, Moulton missed 150 of 4,409 roll call votes, which is 3.4%. This is worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events. Legislators running for president or vice president typically miss votes while on the campaign trail — that’s normal. See our analysis of presidential candidates’ missed votes.

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Primary Sources

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