CCEFA Profile: Rep. James Moran

See below for our latest Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance (CCEFA) profile of the Congressman from Virginia, James Moran. We’ve already profiled the Co-Chairs Ander Crenshaw and Adam Smith, as well as Representatives Keith EllisonDenny RehbergLaura RichardsonDennis RossAaron SchockLynn WoolseyHank JohnsonJim McDermott, and Tammy Baldwin. Stay tuned for more!

James Moran (D)

District: Virginia’s 8th

Twitter: @Jim_Moran


  • Appropriations Committee (Senior Member)
    • Subcommittee on the Interior and Environment: Ranking Member
    • Subcommittee on Defense
    • Military Construction Subcommittee
  • House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee

Congressman Moran has been a constant fixture on Capitol Hill for two decades and, during his time in Washington, he has proven time and again to be a leading advocate for U.S. foreign assistance.  Serving as a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, he has been involved in a wide array of legislative issues with both domestic and international implications.  As a Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on the Interior and Environment, a leader in the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, and the founder of the New Democratic Coalition, Rep. Moran brings a keen sense of responsibility and a deeply proactive spirit to the CCEFA.

In his eleven terms in Congress, Rep. Moran has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the developing world through his legislative endeavors.  A proponent of comprehensive foreign assistance, he was a cosponsor both on the Initiating Foreign Assistance Reform Act of 2009 and the Global Poverty Act of 2007.  With regards to women’s issues, Rep. Moran has repeatedly taken steps towards eliminating gender inequality by cosponsoring the International Women’s Freedom Act of 2011 and the Violence Against Women Act of 2010.  Going further, his portfolio of legislative achievements on the global health front is matched by few others on Capitol Hill.  He is a cosponsor of the Global Food Security Act of 2009, the Improvements in Global Maternal and Newborn Health Outcomes while Maximizing Successes Act, the United States Commitment to Global Child Survival Act of 2007, and several other acts of equal relevance to U.S. foreign aid policy.  With such a resolute commitment to the promotion of socio-economic equality and stability on the international stage, Rep. Moran will undoubtedly be a valued asset to the CCEFA.


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