Sen. Moran Maintains Key Role as Republican Leader on Veterans’ Affairs Committee
Feb 04 2021
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today announced his committee assignments for the 117th Congress. Sen. Moran will continue serving as the lead Republican on the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee (SVAC) in addition to a new committee assignment as a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP). Sen. Moran will serve on the following committees for the 117th Congress:
- U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations
- U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
- U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
- U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
- U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
- U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs (Ranking Member)
“These key committee assignments allow me to advocate for a number of priorities that are important to Kansans and our special way of life,” said Sen. Moran. “In addition to my previous committee assignments, it was a priority of mine to join the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee while we are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Serving on this committee and on Appropriations will be beneficial to Kansas as we work to manufacture more vaccines, tests and PPE to help end this pandemic.”
“I am honored to continue serving as the lead Republican on the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee and will work to make certain our veterans have the resources they need to achieve success in their life after service,” continued Sen. Moran. “I am committed to using my role on these influential committees to advocate for our farmers, ranchers, Native Americans, veterans, manufacturers, innovators, students, moms and dads to deliver results to the great state of Kansas.”
Sen. Moran will continue his position on the powerful Appropriations Committee where he has made it a priority to provide farmers and ranchers with the resources they need to feed the world and ensure Kansas military bases – Fort Riley, Fort Leavenworth and McConnell Air Force Base – receive the tools, resources and supplies they need to play a leading role in protecting our homeland. Additionally, Sen. Moran will continue to make certain law enforcement officers receive the tools they need to carry out their responsibilities of protecting our communities and remains committed to advancing medical research essential to saving and improving lives, growing our economy and maintaining America’s role as a global leader in medical innovation.
Sen. Moran’s membership on the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee will further allow him to advocate for Kansans and rural America on a wide array of issues pertaining to banking, financial services, insurance, housing, community development and global competitiveness.
In his position on the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, Sen. Moran led an investigation into the abuse of Olympic athletes and passed legislation to empower athletes and create safeguards to protect against further abuse. The Commerce Committee is especially important in supporting aviation and aviation manufacturing, which are critical to our state. This committee touches nearly every facet of the economy providing Sen. Moran a position to be an advocate on highways, rail, shipping, space, interstate commerce, consumer issues, economic development, technology and product safety.
As a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Sen. Moran will have the opportunity to shape health care policies during the COVID-19 pandemic to make certain all Americans, including those in rural areas, have access to vaccines, testing and personal protection equipment (PPE) to help end this pandemic.
Sen. Moran will continue serving on the Committee on Indian Affairs to work on behalf of the four tribes in Kansas and propose and support legislation that promotes tribal sovereignty, economic development and land management.
Sen. Moran has worked throughout his time in Congress to improve the quality of life for the nearly 250,000 veterans living in Kansas. He has served on both the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs committees and served as chairman of the Senate committee during 2020. He will continue his service in the 117th Congress as the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.