Archives: ‘From Congress’

Moran Leads 90+ Members In Call For Monthly “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Data

December 22nd, 2009 | [From: From Congress]

Washington, D.C., December 22, 2009 – Today, Congressman Jim Moran issued a letter to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, signed by 96 Members of Congress, requesting monthly reports detailing the rank, time in service and branch of U.S. service members discharged under the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy in 2009.

Moran, Van Hollen Secure $300 Million For BRAC Traffic Fix

December 17th, 2009 | [From: From Congress, Traffic & Transportation]

U.S. Congressmen Jim Moran (D-VA) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) welcomed the House’s passage of the Fiscal Year 2010 Defense Appropriations Bill which includes $300 million for BRAC-related transportation mitigation efforts at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital and the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda. The installations and their surrounding communities stand to be heavily impacted by the 2005 BRAC-mandated consolidation, set to conclude in September 2011. At Fort Belvoir, the Army Corps of Engineers estimates that without this infrastructure investment, commuters who use I-95 or Rt. 1 would experience a three to four hour delay each rush hour.

Kerry, Moran Respond To Phenomenon Of Intersex Fish

December 3rd, 2009 | [From: From Congress, Health]

oday, Congressman Jim Moran of Northern Virginia and Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts introduced legislation to explore linkages between hormone disrupting chemicals in the environment and everyday goods and the dramatic increase of autism, hyperactivity, diabetes, obesity, breast cancer, prostate cancer and other hormone related disorders.

Moran Votes To Extend Homebuyers’ Credit, Unemployment Safety Net And Tax Relief For Businesses, Military Families

November 6th, 2009 | [From: From Congress]

Today, Virginia Congressman Jim Moran voted to stimulate the local economy and provide stability to American families hit hardest by the recession by extending unemployment benefits, the homebuyers’ tax credit, and tax relief for military families and businesses. Passed overwhelmingly by the House in a vote of 403 to12, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act will extend relief to millions of workers, families, and businesses nationwide.

House Votes To Stop Abusive Practices By Credit Card Companies

November 5th, 2009 | [From: From Congress]

Virginia Congressman Jim Moran voted to accelerate critical reforms to protect consumers from the abusive practices of the credit card industry yesterday. The Expedited CARD Reform for Consumers Act would push up the effective date of reforms in the congressionally approved Credit CARD Act from February 22 to immediately following the President’s signing of the bill.

Moran and Kaine Hail Senate Leadership In VA Indian Struggle

October 22nd, 2009 | [From: From Congress]

Congressman Jim Moran hailed today’s Senate Committee passage of legislation to officially recognize Virginia’s Indian tribes. The Virginia Democrat commended his colleague Senator Jim Webb and Chairman Byron Dorgan for their strong leadership on the issue.

Stimulus Brings $218 Million In Federal Contracts To NoVa

October 16th, 2009 | [From: From Congress, Top Stories]

Congressman Jim Moran welcomed preliminary data released today highlighting the positive effects of the federal stimulus in Northern Virginia.

Moran And Connolly Applaud Obama’s Recognition Of Fairfax County Parkway

October 14th, 2009 | [From: From Congress]

Northern Virginia Congressmen Jim Moran and Gerry Connolly today praised President Obama for singling out the construction project to complete the Fairfax County Parkway as an example of the success of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Congress Passes Resolution Honoring Fairfax’s Dyke Marsh Preserve

October 8th, 2009 | [From: From Congress]

Congress approved a resolution today commemorating the 50th anniversary of the designation of Dyke Marsh in Fairfax County as a protected ecosystem and part of the National Park Service system by a vote 325-93. Spanning 485-acres, the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve is the last substantial freshwater tidal marsh in the Washington, D.C. area.

Moran Secures $6 Million For NoVA

October 2nd, 2009 | [From: From Congress]

Congressman Jim Moran, Virginia Democrat, voted yesterday to boost job creation and provide real solutions to our energy and water quality needs. The Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act [H.R.3183] builds on the investments in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to move the nation toward independence and rebuild our infrastructure – major tenets of the long-term economic plan that President Obama laid out and this Congress approved.