Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement regarding Congressman Jim Moran's announcement that he will retire at the end of this term:
“Congressman Jim Moran is a pillar of our Caucus and one of the finest legislators in the House. In his almost 24 years in Congress, Jim Moran has built a distinguished record of leadership on issue after issue – from opposing war in Iraq and championing our environment, to investing in a forward-thinking transportation network and finding a responsible and balanced way to reduce the deficit.
“Congressman Moran's eloquence and ability commands the respect of members on both sides of the aisle. We will miss his passion and his conscience, but we wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement.”