WASHINGTON — Massachusetts Representative Seth Moulton hasn’t forged a particularly close relationship with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, including supporting her opponent, Tim Ryan, in an intra-party fight late last year. But he’s found a way to add “leadership” to his congressional resume anyway, with a trio of new positions.
They include a new job as senior whip to Steny Hoyer, the Democratic whip. In an interview, Moulton described the post as essentially being part of “a think tank” for the No. 2 House Democrat and a place to begin plotting next steps for the Democratic Party, which is shut out of power in Washington.
He’ll also be the vice chairman for millennial outreach for the Future Forum, a group that came out of an effort launched by Pelosi to engage more young people in the party. “I’m right on the edge of being a millennial,” said the 38-year-old lawmaker. Moulton hopes to focus on reducing student loan debt and noted that he’s still paying down his own education bills.
And he’ll be vice chairman of the Bipartisan Working Group, an informal committee that includes Republican and Democratic members looking for initiatives that cross party lines.