2024-07-21 5:55 PM

Congressman Moran’s News Commentary

The U.S. home foreclosure rate has hit the highest level in 25 years.  Families across the country are losing their homes. In many cases because falling home prices have made their adjustable rate mortgages no longer affordable.

The Peak Oil Crisis: Connecting the dots

Earlier this week oil closed above $100 a barrel for the first time. To make matters worse, wholesale gasoline and heating oil jumped 11 cents a gallon in a single day to their all-time highs. A lot of bad news triggered the increase of nearly $14 a barrel in the last two weeks. A 70,000 […]

Paul Krugman: Henry Paulson’s Priorities

By Bush administration standards, Henry Paulson, the Treasury secretary, is a good guy. He isn't conspicuously incompetent; and he isn't trying to mislead us into war, justify torture or protect corrupt contractors.

Jim Moran’s News Commentary

Every year, some 200,000 students are unable to attend college because they can’t afford the cost. But this week Congress is sending to the President’s desk legislation that provides the largest increase in college financial aid since the GI Bill of Rights of 1944. It will help millions of students and families pay for college […]

Jim Moran

This week, House Democrats are taking the first of many steps during the 110th Congress to implement an Innovation Agenda that will spur economic growth and unleash the next generation of discovery.

Jim Moran’s News Commentary

On the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of the Gulf Coast, I joined a group of Democratic lawmakers, led by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, to tour the region. Our objective was to survey the rebuilding efforts and hear from local residents about the problems they’ve been experiencing in the past months.