Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Congressman Jim Moran (VA-08) announced he will not seek reelection:
“For over two decades, Jim Moran has been an outstanding representative for the people of Virginia’s Eighth District. I have been proud to work closely with him over the years to speak out for our federal workers and to promote strong transit development for the Washington Metro area. Jim is a steadfast ally for those who serve our nation in civilian roles, and he is a strong advocate for maintaining and enhancing our national defense. He has been a leader in ensuring that Congress provides our men and women in uniform with the tools they need to succeed in their missions and shield themselves from harm on the battlefield, and he has made it a priority to stand up for our nation’s veterans. As a co-founder of the New Democrat Coalition, Jim is a vocal supporter of working toward bipartisan, commonsense solutions to our challenges, including the passage of trade agreements, which create American jobs and boost American exports.
“I have been fortunate to call Jim a friend for the more than twenty years we have served together in the House. I wish him and his family all the best as he looks forward to the next phase of his career.”