WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) has been appointed to several key U.S. Senate committees whose jurisdictions have a direct impact on our nation’s economy and the lives of Kansans. Sen. Moran will serve on the following committees in the 114th Congress:
- • U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
- • U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
- • U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations
- • U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
- • U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
“It is clear that the economic policies put into place by the Democrat-led Senate and the Obama Administration have not worked,” Sen. Moran said. “In January, we begin to forge a new path. As a member of the Commerce, Banking and Appropriations Committees I look forward to advocating for pro-growth policies that create jobs and more economic opportunity for every American.”
Chair of the Committee on Committees Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) lauded Sen. Moran’s work to earn these appointments, saying, “Jerry’s efforts on and off the Hill are highly regarded by me and my Republican colleagues. The GOP conference is deeply grateful for his hard work and strong leadership as NRSC Chairman, which is reflected in these important committee assignments.”
In his new role on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Sen. Moran will work to provide valuable oversight on a wide range of issues including communications, highways, aviation, rail, shipping, transportation security, fisheries, science, space, interstate commerce and numerous others.
“Jerry Moran is not only a hard-working, well-respected member of our Conference, he is a good friend and I look forward to working with him on the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee during the 114th Congress,” said Sen. John Thune (R- S.D.), ranking member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.
Through his appointment to the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, Sen. Moran will continue his long-time commitment to strengthening the economy, creating jobs, opening up foreign markets to U.S. exports, and fostering the growth of small businesses.
Sen. Moran has a long history of opposing reckless spending on Capitol Hill and will continue to bring Kansas common sense and hard-nosed fiscal oversight to the appropriations process. In his role on the Appropriations Committee, Sen. Moran is committed to working to eliminate wasteful spending and prioritize initiatives that effectively and efficiently serve the American people.
Additionally, Sen. Moran has made improving the quality of life for the nearly 250,000 veterans living in Kansas a top priority throughout his time on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and will continue doing so as a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
“There is no group of Americans I hold in higher regard than our veterans, who bravely put their lives at risk to protect the freedoms and liberties we all enjoy,” Sen. Moran continued. “They kept their promise to us and we must keep our promise to them. I am humbled to have the opportunity to continue working on behalf of those who have honorably served our country.”
Finally, Sen. Moran will join the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to study the unique problems of American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native peoples and propose legislation to alleviate difficulties including education, economic development and land management.