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James (Jim) Moran

Professor of Practice, School of Public and International Affairs
  • Former Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives

Congressman* James (Jim) Moran* began his career in the Comptroller’s Office of the US Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare. He went on to become Senior Specialist in Budgetary and Fiscal Policy for the Library of Congress. From there he became a Professional Staff Member of the Senate
Appropriations Committee.

He left the Senate staff in 1980 to pursue a political career. After serving as Mayor of Alexandria, Virginia, he was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1990. During his Congressional career, he was a member of the Budget, Finance, Foreign Affairs and Appropriations Committees. In his 22 years on Appropriations, he was a member of the Defense, Interior, Health & Human Services, Veterans Affairs and Military, Foreign Operations, and Legislative Branch Subcommittees.

The Congressman was a member of the Steering and Policy Committee and founded the New Democratic Coalition. This is currently the largest Caucus in the Congress and represents moderate, pro-business Democratic members.

Congressman Moran is a member of the School of Public and International Affairs’ Advisory Board.