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  • Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., center, greets guest at a pet adoption event sponsored by the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus which he chairs to highlight animal welfare issues in Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, April 4, 2014. Moran said this week that “members of Congress are underpaid,” and the congressional salary of $174,000 a year for most isn’t enough for some. Moran, whose Virginia district abuts Washington, says he will offer an amendment to legislation to fund Congress' budget next week to help lawmakers with the cost of living. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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  • FILE - This Dec. 16, 2011 file photo shows Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Veteran Democratic Moran is retiring from Congress. The 68-year Moran, a former mayor of Alexandria, Va., who was first elected in 1990, has been a staunch supporter of federal civilian employees who have a heavy presence in his district.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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  • FILE - This Nov. 23, 2010 file phoo shows Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va. speaking in Arlington, Va. Veteran Democratic Moran is retiring from Congress. The 68-year Moran, a former mayor of Alexandria, Va., who was first elected in 1990, has been a staunch supporter of federal civilian employees who have a heavy presence in his district.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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  • FILE - This Nov. 23, 2010 file phoo shows Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va. speaking in Arlington, Va. Veteran Democratic Moran is retiring from Congress. The 68-year Moran, a former mayor of Alexandria, Va., who was first elected in 1990, has been a staunch supporter of federal civilian employees who have a heavy presence in his district.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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  • "You have to rob Peter's pocket to pay Paul," Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., said. "For example, they're willing to add money for the (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) for guns but they want to take it out of the National Science Foundation salaries. That's tough for me. I've got the National Science Foundation in my district."

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  • "It was a questionable means of securing political support," Moran said, recalling that Severance was dressed all in black.

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