WASHINGTON — Over the last week, the House of Representatives has passed a series of appropriations bills. Rep. Seth Moulton secured funding in them for the North Shore and the Merrimack Valley.
“In a divided Congress where nearly every bill is stalled, appropriations bills are the few trains that are almost guaranteed to leave the station. My team and I have been working all year to make sure that they’re passed with policies that bring funding home to us,” Moulton said. …
July 21, 2020
WASHINGTON — Today, the House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act. It includes a number of locally-important policies Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA) has championed as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, which writes the nation’s defense spending bill.
“Since the very beginning of our country, Massachusetts’ workers have built the tools and technologies to protect it,” Moulton said. “Once again this year, the defense bill includes funding that will support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout New England, including in Lynn, where the headlines at River Works are finally about hiring. I’m also proud to announce that I added the Brandon Act to the bill, which will help more people seek out mental health care. …
On Monday, Democrats in Washington unveiled the Justice in Policing Act.
The Democratic proposal, the Justice in Policing Act of 2020, has more than 200 sponsors, including Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton.
We talk with him about what the bill aims to accomplish and ask the former Marine his thoughts on how the U.S. military was used during recent protests.
This segment aired on June 9, 2020.
Originally published at https://moulton.house.gov on June 9, 2020.
WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA) voted in favor of a bill to fix issues with the Paycheck Protection Program that will help small businesses use the loans and have them forgiven more easily. The House passed the bill.
“The 40 million Americans who are out of work right now need jobs to come back to once we get going again. Small businesses drive our economy, and it was clear early on that the PPP program wasn’t working as designed. I’m glad this got fixed,” Moulton said. “It was shortsighted to place an arbitrary 25 percent cap on how much of a PPP loan a business owner can spend on rent and utilities, especially at places like restaurants or barber shops. Errors like this happen when major policy is written quickly by a small number of people behind closed doors. We get better policy when bills are debated before committees and in the public eye. In the case of the CARES Act, the urgency of the moment demanded something quick, and that might require similar fixes down the road. At the end of the day, today’s vote will get us closer to the goal we all share, which is helping people struggling financially because they’re out of work, protecting jobs and keeping businesses open. …
Here’s my vote explanation for H.R. 35, the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, and H.R. 2339, the Protecting American Lungs and Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019.
Here’s why I voted in favor of H.R. 3621 and H.Res. 811 on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives this week.
This week the House of Representatives passed H.J. Res 46 — For Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability and H.R. 1230 — Protecting Older Workers from Age Discrimination Act. I voted in favor of both these bills because they address critical public issues.
There was a lot going on in the world this week. Here is some of the work in the House that you might have missed.
On December 17, 2019, I voted for the two final appropriations bills to fully fund the federal government for fiscal year 2020, which ends on September 30, 2020, (for more information see Roll Call №689 and Roll Call №690). Congressional Democrats and Republicans and the White House negotiated a compromise spending package, including significant funding priorities that benefit residents of the Massachusetts Sixth District and the American people more broadly. …
On Thursday, November 21, 2019, I missed a vote for H.R. 1309, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (for more information see Roll Call №642), which passed in the U.S. House of Representatives and now awaits action by the U.S. Senate. If this bill became law, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) would issue a rule that requires health care and social service employers to implement workplace violence prevention plans. Workers in hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare settings are roughly 4.8 times more likely to experience injury from violence in the workplace than the average worker in other industries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018 there were 148 nonfatal injuries from assaults for every 100,000 full-time workers in the private health care and social assistance industry, which is far greater than the average of 31 across all industries. Additionally, workplace violence is the third leading cause of death on the job and leads to more than 30,000 serious injuries where workers lose work-time each year. …