WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) was appointed to serve as a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Defense (SACD) for 114th Congress. SACD is charged with appropriating funds for the Department of Defense – including the Air Force, Army and Navy.
“Oversight of the appropriations process for the Department of Defense will provide soldiers of Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth, airmen of McConnell Air Force Base and Forbes Field, and Kansans in the National Guard and Reserve – as well as the Kansas communities who support them – a strong voice in Washington,” Sen. Moran said. “Despite a dangerous world with increasing demands on service members and military families who call Kansas home, Department of Defense resources to protect our country and its citizens from conventional threats and terrorist attacks are dwindling.”
Sen. Moran continued, “Our nation’s defense and those who serve must be equipped to safeguard Americans from terrorists who attempt to destroy and attack our way of life. Their selfless efforts to defend the freedoms we hold dear combined with the aerospace and critical defense assets produced in Kansas make our state invaluable to America’s national security.”
“Senator Jerry Moran has always been focused on national security, particularly as it applies to the military in Kansas,” Kansan and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Richard Myers said. “His selection to the Senate Appropriations Committee, Defense Subcommittee, will be good for the country and for Kansas.”
Sen. Moran joined the Senate Appropriations Committee after being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010. He will also continue to serve on the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.