Jim Moran _ Congressman from Virginia
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Congressman Jim Moran was elected to his ninth term in the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2006. He is a member of the Appropriations Committee, where he serves on the Defense Subcommittee and Interior Subcommittee.
Representative Moran graduated from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs with a master’s degree in Public Administration in 1970 after receiving a B.A. in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross in 1967. His political career began in 1979 with his election to the City Council in Alexandria, Virginia, a city of 120,000 residents. Jim Moran served as Vice Mayor of Alexandria from 1982 to 1984, and was elected Mayor in 1985. In 1990, he was elected to represent the Eighth Congressional District of Virginia, which now consists of the Cities of Alexandria and Falls Church, Arlington County, and portions of Fairfax County, including the districts of Lee, Mason, Providence, Mt. Vernon and Reston. Throughout his career, Congressman Moran has demonstrated vigorous leadership in support of regional transportation solutions, the environment, women’s issues, technology, fair and open trade, and fiscal discipline. He is also well known for his efforts to protect federal employees and military retirees. He co-chairs the Congressional Prevention Coalition Caucus and is active on human rights issues, particularly involving women in the developing world.
Congressman Moran is a co-founder of the New Democrat Coalition, a group of approximately 75 centrist House Democrats committed to fiscal responsibility, free trade, technology, and maintaining America’s security and economic competitiveness.