Seth Moulton was born in 1978 and is currently serving as the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts’ 6th Congressional District. On August 23, 2019, Rep. Moulton announced he was dropping out of the 2020 Presidential race. He is running for reelection for his House seat in 2020.
Moulton was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014 and won reelection in 2016 and 2018. After graduating from Harvard, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served four tours in Iraq. Returning from active duty with the Marines, he completed a graduate program at Harvard and worked in the private sector, before deciding to run for office.
Representative Moulton is currently serving on the House Armed Services Committee, and the Budget Committee.
Below is U.S. Representative Moulton’s voting record and public positions on issues important to the Jewish community.
Representative Moulton supported the Iran nuclear deal. He has expressed his intent to reenter the Iran deal if he is elected President. Referring to Israel, he has said that it is “the most important ally in the Middle East and always has been and that’s not going to change.”
Congressman Moulton voted for the bipartisan House Resolution 11 that objected the UN Security Council Resolution 2334 which claimed that Israel’s settlements have no legal validity. He has repeatedly expressed support for the two-state solution, signing also letter in 2017 to urge President Trump to reaffirm the longstanding, bipartisan commitment to the two-state solution. He opposed the move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem arguing that it would disrupt critical efforts towards the two-state solution.
In 2018, Congressman Moulton cosponsored the United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act, a legislation that supported full funding of security assistance to Israel as outlined in the 2016 U.S.-Israel Memorandum of Understanding.
In 2018, Representative Moulton cosponsored Rep. Betty McCollum’s House Bill 4391, which accuses Israel of detaining, interrogating, and ill-treating Palestinian minors, asking the State Department to withhold U.S. security assistance funds to Israel that are allegedly used for this purpose. He argued that “the Israeli military has been documented subjecting children to harsh and sometimes abusive interrogation methods, without an attorney present, that often include forced confessions signed in Hebrew” and that “America should not support these undemocratic practices.”
Rep. Moulton criticized Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitic comments arguing that “the comments that she made were antisemitic” and the Democrats “should have been much stronger as a party in calling her out.”
He is currently a cosponsor of H. Res. 246 that opposes the delegitimization of Israel and the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel.
Supported the Iran nuclear deal https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2015/08/01/statement-from-seth-moulton-iran-deal/77qiv53WpgvtE5hoePqtFO/story.html
Supports reentering the Iran nuclear deal https://thehill.com/policy/defense/439712-2020-dems-rebuke-trump-on-iran-say-theyd-put-us-back-in-nuclear-deal
Supports the two-state solution https://connolly.house.gov/uploadedfiles/connolly-price_two-state_solution.pdf
Opposed UN Security Council Resolution 2334 https://moulton.house.gov/legislative-center/moultons-statement-on-house-resolution-11/
Cosponsored House Resolution 246 that opposes the global BDS movement https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/246/cosponsors
Did not support the move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem https://twitter.com/sethmoulton/status/938840533455327232?lang=en
Cosponsored the U.S.-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/5141/cosponsors