Archives: ‘From Congress’

Moran Votes To Save And Create Jobs For Teachers, First Responders

August 11th, 2010 | [From: From Congress]

Congressman Jim Moran voted to save the jobs of 160,000 teachers and prevent tens of thousands of police officers, firefighters, and nurses from being laid off. The House returned from the August recess to pass The Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act by a vote of 247 to 161.

Millions Secured For Ft. Belvoir, Dulles Metro Extension

July 30th, 2010 | [From: From Congress]

U.S. Congressman Jim Moran (D-8th) welcomed the House’s passage of funding bills to support our national transportation infrastructure, military and veterans. The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act for FY 2011, which was passed by a vote of 251 to 167 on Thursday, includes $98 million in Moran-backed funding for transportation and infrastructure projects in Northern Virginia.

House Passes Truth In Fur Labeling Act

July 28th, 2010 | [From: From Congress]

Congressman Jim Moran, Democrat from Virginia, co-chair of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, and author of the Truth in Fur Labeling Act (H.R. 2480) lauded the House’s passage of the legislation by a unanimous voice vote this afternoon. The bill closes a loophole in the nearly 60-year-old fur labeling law to require the labeling of all apparel containing animal fur, regardless of its dollar value.

House Passes Child Protection Improvements Act

July 23rd, 2010 | [From: From Congress, Non-Profits]

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a historical, bipartisan bill aimed at protecting our nation’s children. Passed with overwhelming support (412 – 4), HR 1469, The Child Protection Improvements Act, expands and makes permanent a background check pilot program created in the PROTECT Act of 2004. The bill will allow youth-serving organizations access to timely, inexpensive fingerprint-based checks of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s criminal records database.

Moran’s Truth In Fur Labeling Act Passes Committee

July 15th, 2010 | [From: From Congress]

Congressman Jim Moran, Democrat from Virginia and co-chair of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, lauded passage of the Truth in Fur Labeling Act out of a key House committee today. The Committee on Energy and Commerce approved H.R. 2480 unanimously by voice vote, clearing the way for its consideration on the House floor.

Moran Receives Recognition For Environmental Record

June 30th, 2010 | [From: EcoNews, From Congress]

Congressman Jim Moran, Virginia Democrat and Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior and Environment, received a top honor by a major environmental group on Wednesday. The Chesapeake Climate Action Network presented Congressman Moran the “Official Climate Leadership Award” in recognition of his environmental stewardship and steadfast opposition to drilling off the coast of Virginia.

Moran Unveils Federal Supervisor Training Act

June 15th, 2010 | [From: From Congress]

Today, Congressman Jim Moran, Democrat from Northern Virginia, introduced legislation to improve Federal workforce management through the establishment of basic training standards. The Federal Supervisor Training Act of 2010 requires supervisors to receive initial training within 1 year of promotion and once every 3 years thereafter. It would also mandate the creation of mentoring programs within departmental agencies, encouraging newly minted supervisors to learn from the experiences of more seasoned federal managers.

Moran Language Capping Mark Center Parking Passes House

May 30th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, From Congress, Top Stories]

Language capping the amount of available parking at the Washington Headquarters Service (WHS) facility currently being constructed at the Mark Center in Alexandria (map) was included in the FY ’11 Defense Authorization bill which passed the House Friday afternoon on a 229 – 186 vote. VDOT has projected that even with the Army’s current transportation management plan, which seeks to reduce the number of employees who drive to work by 40 percent, I-395 and local roadways and intersections will experience failing levels of service during morning and evening rush hour.

Defense Bill Includes Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal, Greater Oversight Of Contractors In Afghanistan

May 30th, 2010 | [From: From Congress]

Congressman Jim Moran, Virginia Democrat and senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, hailed the inclusion of key policy changes in the FY’11 National Defense Authorization Act, which passed the House Friday.

Moran Slams Brakes On Approaching Traffic Nightmare

May 25th, 2010 | [From: From Congress, Traffic & Transportation]

Congressman Jim Moran, Virginia Democrat and senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, included language in the FY ’11 Defense Authorization bill which would cap the amount of available parking spaces at the Washington Headquarters Service facility currently being constructed at the Mark Center in Alexandria (map).