WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today released the following statement after being confirmed as the 12th chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee:
“During my time in Congress – as both a member of the House and Senate Committees on Veterans’ Affairs – I have made improving the quality of life for veterans across the country a top priority, including the nearly 200,000 veterans living in Kansas. Today, I have the distinct privilege of assuming the role of chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. There is no group of people I hold in higher regard than those who serve our nation, and I take seriously the responsibility of providing our veterans with the best our country has to offer.
“I have always relied on veterans to help drive policy decisions in Washington, and I will continue to look to those who have served for ideas and solutions to improve the lives of their fellow servicemembers. As chairman, I am committed to ensuring our veterans have the right resources at the right time to achieve success after service. To veterans in Kansas and millions of veterans across the country: I work to serve and honor you.”
Items to Note:
- Sen. Moran has served as a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee since he was elected to the Senate in 2011.
- Sen. Moran previously served as a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee from 1998 – 2010.
- In November, Sen. Moran and Ranking Member Jon Tester (D-Mont.) joined Washington Post Live for an event to recognize Veterans Day and discuss priorities of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Watch the full event here.
- To learn more regarding Sen. Moran’s priorities as chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, please read feature articles in The Wall Street Journal and Kansas City Star.