News Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) was appointed to serve as a member of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security for the 114th Congress.

“Oversight of the FAA is critical to the safety and security of everyone and everything that travels by air,” Sen. Moran said. “General aviation is the largest industry in Kansas and for many individuals and businesses in rural areas, it the most reliable means of connecting with the rest of the world. Our state especially benefits from good policy at the FAA and safety in our skies. I look forward to working on these issues that affect American businesses, travelers, and trade on a daily basis.”

“Senator Moran being a member on the Commerce Aviation subcommittee will represent the aviation industry by putting common sense in the decisions the FAA makes in the future and will fight for what is good for everyone and not just a few,” said Don McGinty, president of The McGinty Machine Company, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of aircraft parts in Wichita, Kan.

The Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security has jurisdiction over civil aviation safety and security, with specific oversight responsibility for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) aviation security initiatives.

Sen. Moran joined the Senate Commerce Committee in 2015.