Representative Jim Moran

Representing the 8th District of Virginia
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Animal Protection

Congressman Moran is one of the foremost advocates for animal protection issues in Congress. He believes that animals have been given into our care and we must treat them with respect and dignity.

BRAC and Traffic in Northern Virginia

In 2005, the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission put forward recommendations to Congress that included moving more than 22,000 Department of Defense (DoD) personnel to Fort Belvoir by September 2011. Moran voted against this decision and has been working to mitigate traffic impacts of the BRAC moves.


Throughout Congressman Moran’s service in the U.S. House of Representatives, he has been a leader on economic and financial issues. Keeping Northern Virginia’s economy strong and growing is one of his top priorities.


A strong believer in the importance of a quality education as a means to allowing the next generation to reach its full potential, ensuring the long-term success of our nation’s economy, Congressman Jim Moran has consistently supported reforms to, and investments in, our public schools.


Protecting our natural resources—the environment—is one of Congressman Moran's top priorities. Reflecting his commitment, Congressman Moran consistently receives high marks for his "green" voting record from national environmental organizations including the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters.

Federal Employees

Northern Virginia is home to more than 65,000 federal employees and where more than 110,000 federal employees work. There is no stronger advocate for their issues than Congressman Moran.

Gay Rights

Congressman Moran believes that our Constitution secures the rights of all individuals – regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.


Congressman Moran was proud to support passage of landmark health insurance reform and is a leader on many health care issues, serving as co-chair of the Congressional Prevention Caucus.


Congressman Moran believes our current immigration system is dysfunctional, outdated, and in need of significant reform.  Despite doubling the funding for border security over the past decade, we still lack full control over our southern border.  Visa programs designed to provide adequate labor supply for industries including agriculture and high tech innovation have failed to keep up with chan

Information Technology

Northern Virginia is a hub of innovation, an example of the best our nation has to offer in terms of technology. The region is home to the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and numerous Fortune 500 technology companies.


An early and outspoken opponent of the war, Congressman Moran voted against authorizing President Bush to go to war, co-authoring the Democratic alternative resolution which required the former president to fully exhaust all diplomatic options before taking military action.


Congressman Moran believes the labor movement is an essential tool to achieving social justice in the United States. By promoting fair working conditions for all, and upholding American values such as hard work and determination, labor plays an important role in the global economic market.

Small Business

Small business is the engine that drives the U.S. economy. Small businesses represent 99.7% of all employers, create half of the nation's GDP, and are responsible for creating three out of every four new jobs.  Firms with fewer than 500 employees accounted for 64% of net new private sector jobs in the past 15 years.

Social Security

Congressman Moran is an outspoken advocate for strengthening, protecting, and preserving Social Security. From its inception in 1935, Social Security has been a stable and dependable source of financial assistance for the disabled, families in which a spouse or parent dies, and retirees – those most commonly associated with the program.


The Metropolitan Washington, D.C. region suffers from the worst traffic congestion in the nation. As a fellow commuter, Congressman Moran is keenly aware of the negative effects gridlock has on the region's economy and loss of personal time that would be better spent with family and friends.


Congressman Moran is a longstanding advocate for veterans, military retirees and their spouses, believing that those who risk their lives protecting our country's national defense deserve the utmost respect and support from their government.