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Sen. Moran to Continue Serving as Chairman of Senate Commerce Subcommittee for Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security

Position Empowers Sen. Moran to Build on Strong Advocacy for the American Consumer, Protect Data Security

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) will continue serving as chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee for Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security for the 115th Congress.

“I am pleased we were able to get passed and signed into law last Congress two pieces of legislation that will benefit consumers in Kansas and across the country – the BOTS Act and the Consumer Review Freedom Act,” Chairman Moran said. “I look forward to building on those consumer protections through robust congressional oversight of the agencies with an eye toward removing burdensome regulations and practices that harm innovation and consumers. The world is an increasingly interconnected place, a phenomenon that allows all Americans to participate in the world economy in a way never before possible. I intend to use this opportunity to further empower Kansans who will change the world tomorrow.”

Chairman Moran continued, “In light of recent high-profile data breaches, the need to protect our information systems has never been greater. Companies and consumers facing data security challenges are looking for policy improvements, and I will continue working to make certain our nation is prepared to combat these cyber threats.”

“Jerry Moran is not only a hard worker, he is a good friend,” said Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. “I look forward to working alongside him again on the Senate Commerce Committee in the 115th Congress and continuing to protect consumers and boost our economy.”

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. It also has jurisdiction over property and casualty insurance.