Gay Marriage in America: From Dream to Reality

October 8, 2014 6:26 PM0 comments

The gay rights movement reached new heights this week with a cascade of new states offering marriage equality to same-sex couples.

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Stop Slashing Arts & Humanities Investments

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Each October we celebrate as National Arts and Humanities Month, building on decades of support to encourage a lifelong love of arts and humanities for all Americans. When I chaired the Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee four years ago, increasing federal funding for the arts and the humanities was one […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Virginia Needs Medicare Expansion

October 1, 2014 8:46 PM1 comment

All year long we have seen poll after poll saying the Virginia people want Medicaid expansion. And more importantly, many of them need the Medicaid expansion offered by the ACA. But where are we now? Governor McAuliffe has done all he could with a recalcitrant legislature. This past month, he […]

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Ebola: Is the ‘Cat Out of the Bag?’

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Let’s make one thing clear: A major outbreak of the ebola virus has been the number one public health fear since the bug was first discovered in the mid-1970s. Therefore, we are now well into the worst nightmare of epidemiologists with tens of thousands dying or dead in West Africa […]

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Protecting Free Speech is Worth Fighting For

September 30, 2014 7:00 PM8 comments

For two decades I’ve told people my job is to fight for their rights – and never was this truer than on Saturday. I had come from Chicago to defend free speech and oppose an archaic, unconstitutional blasphemy law that was being enforced by a rogue District Attorney in Bedford, […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Dangerous to Avoid Environmental Issues

September 24, 2014 7:50 PM0 comments

Last week, House Republicans scheduled the final votes before Election Day and then sent everyone home. Sadly, under their leadership, Congress never considered badly needed legislation at any point this session that would extend long term unemployment benefits, simplify the tax code, reform our immigration system, or raise the minimum […]

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