Moran Statement on $600,000 Mark Center Artwork

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    Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, released the below statement following reports that $600,000 of artwork will be placed at the Mark Center in Alexandria, Virginia.

    “I consider myself one of the strongest supporters of the Arts. But at a time when we are fighting to prevent the traffic nightmare the Mark Center poses for Department of Defense employees, local residents, and all commuters on I-395, this is a very questionable way to spend $600,000. It would seem that money could be much more appropriately used to improve transportation infrastructure around the site, rather than to depict a children’s fairy tale.”