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Virginia Lawmakers Ask Justice Department to Investigate Voter Registration Fraud

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Concerned Harrisonburg case part of wider effort to thwart voters' rights

Washington, DC - Congressmen Jim Moran (VA-08), Bobby Scott (VA-03), and Gerry Connolly (VA-11) today sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder calling on the Department of Justice to conduct a multi-state investigation of voter registration fraud connected to Strategic Allied Consulting and its subsidiary Pinpoint. The letter follows voter fraud allegations in three states and the October 18 arrest of Pinpoint employee Colin Small in Harrisonburg, Virginia on 13 counts of voter registration fraud.

Moran Earns 100% Rating from the Human Rights Campaign

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Washington, DC - Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, received the top rating from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) on the organization's Congressional Scorecard for the 112th Congress. Moran also received a 100 percent rating in the 110th and 111th Congresses.

Virginia Congressmen Respond to Governor McDonnell Sequestration Letter

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Moran, Connolly, Scott call on McDonnell to support balanced approach to deficit reduction

WASHINGTON - Congressmen Jim Moran (VA-08), Gerry Connolly (VA-11), and Bobby Scott (VA-03) wrote to Governor Bob McDonnell today detailing the impact sequestration cuts would have on Virginia families and urging Gov. McDonnell to use his leadership position in the national Republican Party to prod House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor "to begin discussions on a balanced deficit reduction package that can garner bipartisan support" and avoid an economic disaster for the Commonwealth.  

The Virginia lawmakers were responding to McDonnell's October 9 letter urging President Obama and the Virginia Congressional delegation to support a House Republican "cuts-only" plan that would shift all defense cuts to safety-net domestic programs.  

Moran Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of End of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

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Washington, D.C. - Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the end of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy:

"Today, we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the end of the discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, ensuring no American must hide or lie about who they are in order to defend our nation. True to America's cornerstone values of fairness and equality, the end of DADT marked yet another occasion in our country's history where a fundamental wrong was recognized and a more free, just and inclusive course was charted.

Moran Statement on Supreme Court Ruling to Uphold Affordable Care Act

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Washington, DC - Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, released the following statement after the Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act as constitutional.

"Today the Supreme Court reaffirmed what Democrats and President Obama have known for two years; the Affordable Care Act stands on firm constitutional grounds.

Moran Applauds Decision in “Coalition for Responsible Regulations v. EPA”

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U.S. Appellate Court affirms EPA authority to regulate greenhouse gas

Washington, DC - Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat and Ranking Member on the Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, today applauded the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruling to uphold the EPA's authority to enforce the Clean Air Act and dismiss all challenges over the EPA's Timing and Tailoring rules regarding greenhouse gas reductions from automobiles and emission limits from large stationary sources like power plants.

"Today's decision makes it clear: EPA has the authority under the current Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gases." said Rep. Moran. "I applaud the fact that the auto industry has worked with EPA and NHTSA to develop fuel efficiency and tailpipe standards that will result in greater consumer savings and less carbon, up to six billion tons, in the atmosphere."  

Moran Statement on Smith-Amash Amendment to Ensure Due Process for American Citizens

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Washington, DC - Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat and senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement after his vote in support of an amendment to the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), to ban indefinite and mandatory detention of American citizens on U.S. soil. The amendment failed by a vote of 182-237.

"It is troubling that Republican opposition once again blocked repeal of a dangerous and unprecedented provision that challenges our basic constitutional right to due process," said Rep. Moran. "The United States should never hold an individual, American or otherwise, indefinitely without charge."

Moran Statement on Violence Against Women Act

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Urges House to Pass Bipartisan Senate Bill

Washington, DC - Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, released the following statement after his vote against H.R. 4970, urging Republican leadership to bring up the bipartisan Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA):

"Initially enacted in 1994, the Violence Against Women Act established federal programs and policies to combat the harmful and persistent impact that domestic violence, sexual assault, and dating violence has on our society.  Nearly one in four women are the victims of rape or abuse by a partner during adulthood, with young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experiencing the highest rate of partner violence. One in four girls and one in six boys are sexually abused before the age of 18, half of which are victims of incest.  

Potomac Named Nation’s Most Endangered River

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Moran Stands Up for Clean Water Protections to Protect Potomac River

Washington, DC - Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat and Ranking Member on the House Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, today highlighted a new report which finds that the Potomac River is the most endangered river in the United States.

"Our nation's river, the Potomac, is a vital resource for tourists, outdoor enthusiasts and the five million people who depend on it for drinking water," said Rep. Moran. "The American Rivers report is a wake up call that we must do more to protect our nation's waterways, beginning with the Potomac River."

Moran Statement on President Obama’s Declaration for Marriage Equality

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Washington, DC - Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, released the following statement in response to President Obama's public announcement of support for marriage equality:

"President Obama's comments today reflect the views of a growing number of Americans across the country. I welcome the President's words, and those of members of his Administration, for their outspoken support for marriage equality.

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