Moran was the representative for Virginia’s 8th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1991 to 2014.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
In 2009 Moran was investigated for soliciting campaign contributions in exchange for legislative outcomes. The House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct dismissed the charges. In 2014, Representative Moran announced he would not seek reelection.
|Dec. 2, 2009||House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended that the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct dismiss the allegations|
|Feb. 26, 2010||House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct dismissed the charges on the OCE's recommendation|
|2014||Moran announced he would not seek reelection.|
Read our 2014 Report Card for Moran.
Moran is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Moran sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 11, 2014. See full analysis methodology.
Moran was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 2480 (111th): Truth in Fur Labeling Act of 2010
- H.R. 5133 (108th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 11110 Sunset Hills Road in Reston, Virginia, as the “Martha Pennino Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 1761 (107th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8588 Richmond Highway in Alexandria, Virginia, as the `Herb Harris Post Office Building’.
- H.R. 4835 (106th): To authorize the exchange of land between the Secretary of the Interior and the Director of Central Intelligence at the George Washington Memorial Parkway in McLean, Virginia, ...
- H.R. 1851 (105th): To designate the United States courthouse located at 200 South Washington Street in Alexandria, Virginia, as the “Martin V. B. Bostetter, Jr. United States Courthouse”.
- H.R. 2070 (104th): To provide for the distribution within the United States of the United States Information Agency film entitled “Fragile Ring of Life”.
- H.R. 2305 (104th): To designate the United States Courthouse for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria, Virginia, as the “Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse”.
Does 11 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Moran sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (27%) International Affairs (20%) Health (15%) Animals (12%) Education (10%) Taxation (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (5%)
Some of Moran’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5743 (113th): To establish a commission to identify and examine issues of national concern ...
- H.R. 5249 (113th): Rosoboronexport Embargo Act of 2014
- H.R. 4623 (113th): To direct the Secretary of Transportation to conduct a notice and comment ...
- H.R. 4525 (113th): Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act
- H.R. 4148 (113th): Humane Cosmetics Act
- H.R. 4131 (113th): State and Local Predatory Towing Enforcement Act
- H.R. 3223 (113th): Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act
From Jan 1991 to Dec 2014, Moran missed 824 of 15,567 roll call votes, which is 5.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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