The newest member of the all-Democratic Massachusetts congressional delegation says he's humbled and grateful for the appointment to the committee, which oversees defense and military policy.
Moulton is a former U.S. Marine who served four tours of duty in Iraq.
In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Moulton said he's concerned about putting more U.S. troops into harm's way and said Iraq has to be able to defend its own borders and protect its own people without relying on the U.S. indefinitely.
He said Congress needs to debate the nation's ongoing role in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.
He said he'll fight to protect defense industry jobs in the state's 6th Congressional District, which he represents.