WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) this week addressed the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Symposium in Washington, D.C. As co-chair of the Senate Hunger Caucus, Sen. Moran emphasized his commitment to fighting global hunger and food insecurity.
“Utilizing the abundance of food grown by farmers and ranchers in Kansas to feed people around the globe is a noble and worthy cause,” said Sen. Moran. “Global food assistance also serves our own national interests – not only do food aid programs provide an additional export market for our ag producers, but food assistance also raises our moral standing and leadership in the world. By reducing food insecurity, our country increases political and social stability in the world, including in areas important to our national interests.
Sen. Moran continued, “If we want to ensure a bright future here in America, we must also make sure there is a bright future across the world.”
- Sen. Moran is a member of the Appropriations Subcommittees on Agriculture and State and Foreign Ops, where he has fought to increase support for food aid programs, including Food for Peace and McGovern-Dole Food for Education.