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Congressman Moran’s News Commentary

Last week, at my request, the Pentagon released information on the number of troops and their respective occupation specialty that were discharged under the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy for the month of January.

Congressman Jim Moran’s News Commentary

Congress held the first hearing last week on the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy since it was enacted in 1993. As you may know the law, signed by President Clinton, was the compromise reached after attempts failed to end the ban on gays and lesbians from serving in the military.

Anything But Straight: I’m Having Nunn Of It

When former Sen. Sam Nunn (D-GA) endorsed Barack Obama in April and announced he would serve as a national security advisor, pundits naturally began speculating on his vice presidential prospects. The argument in favor of Nunn is that he is a former Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, which would help negate one of the […]

Senator Whipple’s Richmond Report

It’s hard to believe that we’re already in week five of the 2008 session of the Virginia General Assembly. It’s been a productive and exciting session so far. Senate Bill 54, which I introduced and which encourages and supports the construction of affordable housing in Falls Church, passed the Senate unanimously and is on its […]