Press Releases

Apr 16, 2014

Moran Statement on Satirical Website Article

Issues: Veterans

Washington D.C. -- Representative Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat and senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, today issued the following statement regarding the recent posting on a satirical website which ascribed an imaginary piece of legislation to the Congressman that was disrespectful to our nation’s veterans.

Apr 10, 2014

Moran Praises BLM Decision on Meadowood Stables

Washington D.C. -- Representative Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee and senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, today praised the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) decision to renovate the barn at the Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area, keeping this vital community asset alive and eliminating the need to close the barn during the renovation.

Apr 9, 2014

Moran Amendment Continues Effort to Close Guantanamo

Washington D.C. -- Representative Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee and senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, today introduced an amendment to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill for FY’15 to give the U.S. military the autonomy they need to make the best decisions on transferring 77 Guantanamo Bay detainees who have been cleared for release.

Apr 9, 2014

Moran Proposes COLA Reform for Members of Congress

Washington D.C. -- Representative Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee and senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, today introduced an amendment to the Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2015 that would restructure annual cost of living adjustments for Members of Congress as a housing stipend to reflect the challenges of maintaining a second home in the 5th most expensive real estate market in the country.

Apr 8, 2014

Moran Welcomes Equal Pay Day Executive Orders for Federal Contractors

Washington D.C. -- Representative Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee, senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, today welcomed President Obama’s executive action to remedy gender pay disparities among federal contractors.

Apr 4, 2014

Moran Urges Obama to Ensure Sanctions Don’t Block Access to Humanitarian Goods for the Iranian People

Washington D.C. -- Representative Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee and senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, led 20 lawmakers in urging President Obama to ensure the Iranian people are not denied access to life-saving medicine, food, and humanitarian goods while sanctions remain in place.

Mar 26, 2014

Moran Demands a Vote on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Issues: Immigration

Washington D.C. -- Representative Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee and senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, took to the House floor to demand a vote on H.R. 15, the bipartisan “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” legislation that would help secure our borders, protect our workers, unite our families, provide an earned pathway to citizenship, and create jobs.

Mar 26, 2014

Moran and Connolly Introduce Bill to Give 3.3% Raise to Federal Workers

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) joined by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Elijah Cummings (D-MD), John Tierney (D-MA) and other House members, today introduced legislation in the House to provide a 3.3 percent pay raise to federal workers. The Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act would provide the pay hike to all federal employees in calendar year 2015.

Mar 19, 2014

Members of Congress to Secretary Hagel: Use Ukraine Sanctions to Cut Off Taxpayer Dollars to Russian State-Arms Dealer

WASHINGTON, DC -- Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, joined a bipartisan group of leading members of Congress today in urging Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to cut off taxpayer dollars to the Russian state-arms dealer, Rosoboronexport. The representatives on the letter, led by Congresswomen Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Kay Granger (R-TX), have worked to end future contracts with the company, but the Defense Department continues to implement an existing contract to purchase helicopters from the firm.

Mar 18, 2014

Moran Calls for Equal Protection for Federal Contracting Employees

Washington D.C. -- Representative Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee, senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, and a founding member of the House LGBT Equality Caucus, today called on President Obama to issue an Executive Order (EO) prohibiting discrimination against employees of federal contractors who are LGBT.

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