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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, 2019.

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Moulton.

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 liberal–conservative 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. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Seth Moulton sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Moulton was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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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 (38%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) International Affairs (10%) Social Welfare (10%) Commerce (10%)

Recent Bills

Some of Moulton’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Moulton’s Vote Vote Description
No H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Feb 16, 2017. Passed 230/188.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
Aye H.Res. 937: Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (S. 2943) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department ...
Dec 1, 2016. Passed 277/139.
Nay H.R. 3236: Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015
Jul 29, 2015. Passed 385/34.
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 and 91–4 in the Senate. It would authorize funds for federal-aid highway and public transportation programs and make funds available ...
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
No H.R. 2353: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015
May 19, 2015. Passed 387/35.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
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 the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Nov 2018, Moulton missed 32 of 2,455 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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