Rep. Jim Moran To Retire

Virginia Democrat has been in Congress since 1991


WASHINGTON (Reuters)—U.S. Representative Jim Moran said on Wednesday he will retire from Congress at the end of his term this year, making the Virginia Democrat the third liberal congressman to step down this week.

Moran, whose district lies just south of Washington, has represented Virginia in the House of Representatives for more than two decades and is on the chamber's Appropriations Committee.

Moran praised the bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending bill, which is scheduled for a vote in the Republican-controlled House on Wednesday.