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Democratic Rep.: Members of Congress are 'underpaid'

Democratic Rep.: Members of Congress are 'underpaid'

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., complains in an interview with CQ Roll Call that members of Congress are very "underpaid."
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Lawyer says guards gave '50 Shades' book to Guantanamo prisoner

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A lawyer for accused terrorist Ammar al Baluchi said Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, guards gave his client a contraband copy of the erotic book "Fifty Shades of Grey."
U.S. amendment targets Russian arms trader

U.S. amendment targets Russian arms trader

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- The House has approved an amendment that would bar U.S. transactions with Russia's state-controlled arms trader Rosoboronexport, which supplies arms to Syria.

Lawmaker demands removal of anti-Obama ad

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- A Virginia congressman is demanding the removal of a Metro ad he says "defames the president of the United States in a way that coarsens the public discourse."
Michael Vick backs dogfighting crackdown

Michael Vick backs dogfighting crackdown

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who was jailed for his role in dogfighting, went to Congress Tuesday to endorse a ban on the practice.

Three Democrats off hook in ethics probe

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The Office of Congressional Ethics has recommended dropping the investigation of three U.S. House Democrats, the lawmakers' aides report.

Ethics probe of Murtha, 2 others dropped

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A House ethics panel Friday dropped its probe of Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., and two other members of the defense spending panel Murtha leads, aides said.
Healthcare town hall descends into chaos

Healthcare town hall descends into chaos

RESTON, Va., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Catcalls, skits decrying proposed healthcare reform and general chaos marked a town hall meeting held by U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va.
Congressman seeks ED advertisement rules

Congressman seeks ED advertisement rules

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., says he has introduced a bill that would limit when TV and radio advertisements for erectile dysfunction medication can be aired.

Congressmen keep funds from guilty donor

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., says he won't give back thousands of dollars he received from a billionaire simply because the donor pleaded guilty in a stock fraud.

Car dealer, philanthropist Jim Moran dies

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., April 25 (UPI) -- James Moran, an innovative billionaire philanthropist and supreme Florida car salesman, has died at 88. Moran died Tuesday in Deerfield Beach, Fla., where he built a Toyota dealership into an empire and helped talk U.S. motorists into buying Japanese, the

Democrats eye cutting funds for Guantanamo

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- Suspected terrorists now held in the prison at Guantanamo in Cuba could be transferred to military brigs in the United States, a report says.

Dubai company to hand off U.S. ports

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- Dubai Ports World plans to divest itself of management at six U.S. ports by transferring them to "a U.S. entity," Sen. John Warner, R-Va., announced.

Congress warned of accidental shoot-down

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- A house panel warned Thursday communications failures might lead to mistakenly shooting down an innocent plane as a terror threat.

Not your ordinary gym: luxury sport clubs

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Resplendent in cream-colored marble tile, furnished with high-end amenities and equipment and patronized by elite clientele, Sports Club/LA at the Ritz-Carlton
DAR HADDIX, UPI Business Correspondent
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Rep. Jim Moran, D-VA,speaks during a news conference calling for an end to arming Iraqi factions and for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq on Capitol Hill in Washington on September 5, 2007. Behind Moran from left are John Bruhns, Iraq war veteran of the Americans Against Escalation in Iraq, Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-CA, and Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, D-TX. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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James Patrick "Jim" Moran, Jr. ( /mɵˈræn/; born May 16, 1945) is the U.S. Representative for Virginia's 8th congressional district, serving since 1991. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district is located in Northern Virginia and includes the cities of Falls Church and Alexandria, as well as a portion of Fairfax County and all of Arlington County.

Jim Moran was the mayor of Alexandria, Virginia for five years from 1985 to 1990, when he resigned to run for Congress. He defeated Republican incumbent Stanford Parris in the general election on November 6, 1990, and was sworn in the following January. Since then he has served ten consecutive terms as a member of the Congress. He is of Irish American descent and is the brother of former Virginia State Delegate and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Brian Moran who currently serves as Chairperson of the Democratic Party of Virginia, as well as the son of professional football player James Patrick Moran, Sr.

Moran, one of seven children, was born in Buffalo, New York, and grew up in Natick, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. His parents, Dorothy and James, a professional Football player for the Boston Redskins in the 1930s, were both Roosevelt Democrats and supporters of the New Deal. He attended Marian High School in Framingham, Massachusetts, before earning a B.A. in economics (1967) at the College of the Holy Cross, where he played college Football, and a Master of Public Administration (1970) at the University of Pittsburgh. Moran admitted in 1992 that he had experimented with marijuana during his early twenties.

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