Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, received the top rating from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Action Fund's Congressional Voting Record for his support of educational, social, and economic equality for women and girls. Moran has received a 100 percent record on votes scored since 2003.
"AAUW provides a voice for millions of women fighting for equality across the country and I am proud to receive this distinction," said Rep. Moran. "In the 112th Congress, the American people witnessed an unprecedented attack from House Republicans on women's rights. I will continue to stand beside AAUW and speak out against efforts to diminish the independence, rights, and treatment of women."
The 2012 AAUW Congressional Voting Record ratings were determined by analyzing 10 pieces of legislation before the House of Representatives. These included support for the "Paycheck Fairness Act" and the "Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012" and opposition to the "Cut, Cap and Balance Act," which imposed damaging cuts to social safety net programs.
"On behalf of the more than 150,000 bipartisan members and supporters of the American Association of University Women, and most especially our members in Virginia, I want to thank Rep. James Moran for his 100 percent rating in our recently published AAUW Action Fund Congressional Voting Record," said Lisa Maatz, AAUW director of public policy and government relations. "We appreciate his strong record on AAUW's priority issues, including his support for equal pay and women's health programs during the 112th Congress."
The AAUW Action Fund, advances equity for women and girls through member activism and voter mobilization. Established in 1881, AAUW has been the nation's leading voice promoting education and equity for women and girls.
To read more on the American Association of University Women's Congressional Voting Record, please visit: http://www.aauwaction.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/CVR2012.pdf