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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) announced today that he will serve as Chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee for Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security for 114th Congress.

“The rapid growth of e-commerce, electronic data storage, and international trade has increased the need for Congressional oversight of agencies responsible for safeguarding consumers from harm and deceptive practices,” Sen. Moran said. “I look forward to taking on the subcommittee’s expanded jurisdiction related to Data Security. As more sensitive consumer and proprietary data are stored electronically, the risk and costs of insecure data also increase. Congress and American businesses need to be vigilant about this real threat, so the tools that make life more convenient and efficient do not put consumers at undue risk. As Chairman, I plan to put the subcommittee to work quickly.”

Sen. Moran joined the Senate Commerce Committee in 2015. The Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security oversees the consumer protection efforts of the following federal agencies: the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the National Highway Traffic Safety, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The Subcommittee also has jurisdiction over property and casualty insurance and sports.