Board of Visitors - Senator Jerry Moran (KS)
Kansans first elected Jerry Moran to the United States Senate in 2010. Since joining the U.S. Senate, Senator Moran has been a leading advocate for protecting and preserving the special way of life in Kansas.
Senator Moran serves as chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, which allows him to lead the funding decisions that impact men and women working at agencies like the Department of Justice, the FBI, the United States Trade Representative and the Department of Commerce, to name a few. This wide committee jurisdiction allows Senator Moran to advocate for priorities important to Kansans in many different contexts.
As a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Senator Moran advocates on behalf of Kansans regarding a number of issues vital to the state’s economy, ranging from communications and product safety to highways, aviation and railways.
Senator Moran works to improve the quality of life for the nearly 200,000 veterans living in Kansas and across the nation as the chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. He continues fighting to make certain our nation’s heroes receive the quality healthcare and benefits they have earned in a timely fashion.
Since joining the U.S. Senate, Senator Moran has been a leading advocate for issues related to entrepreneurship, job creation and innovation. He is committed to putting policies in place that foster a pro-growth environment where businesses can succeed without government imposed barriers.
Prior to his election to the Senate in November 2010, Moran served Kansans in the "Big First" Congressional district for seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as eight years in the Kansas State Senate – spending the last two years as Majority Leader. As a senior member of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, then-Congressman Moran worked with colleagues to craft legislation that allowed Kansas farms and ranches to remain viable in today’s competitive global marketplace, and participated in the implementation of two Farm Bills. Moran was also an active member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, as well as the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee where he served as chairman of the Health Subcommittee.