Freshman Congressman Seth Moulton Named To Small Business Committee, Two Others
Mar 27, 2015 11:41AM ● Published by Bill Gilman
Congressman Seth Moulton
Washington, D.C. — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi named Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) to the House Small Business Committee. Moulton is one of just 12 Democrats to have three committee assignments; a typical office has two. Moulton also sits on the House Armed Services and House Budget Committees.
“Entrepreneurship is the lifeblood of the American economy,” said Leader Pelosi. “Seth Moulton has brought fresh energy and ideas to our caucus, and we know he will continue to make the people of Massachusetts proud on the Small Business committee. Guided by his own experiences as a decorated Iraq war veteran, we know Congressman Moulton will be an insightful and effective champion for supporting the entrepreneurship of our returning veterans. We are confident that Congressman Moulton will bring his considerable creativity and ability to the mission of unleashing the full potential of America’s small businesses.”
The House Committee on Small Business provides direct oversight and consideration of matters affecting small firms in the United States. It oversees the assistance and protection of small business, including financial aid, regulatory flexibility, and paperwork reduction, as well as the participation of small-business enterprises in Federal procurement and Government contracts.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our nation’s economy,” said Moulton. “In Massachusetts, nearly 90-percent of all companies across the state are small businesses. We need to protect these companies – both in Massachusetts and across the country - and ensure that they have the tools and resources they need to thrive. It is a true honor to serve on this committee.”
“Mr. Moulton’s experience as an entrepreneur and in the military should both be useful on the Small Business Committee as we work to strengthen the small business sector and address issues related to veteran-owned small businesses,” said Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), ranking member on the Committee on Small Business. “I am pleased he has joined the Committee and look forward to his contributions.”